Richard Louv, OUR WILD CALLING & Carl Safina, BEYOND WORDS

We talk with Richard Louv, author of Last Child In The Woods, about his new book, OUR WILD CALLING: How Connecting with Animals Can Transform Our Lives”•and Save Theirs.

Then, we play an excerpt from our 2015 interview with Carl Safina about his book BEYOND WORDS, What Animals Think and Feel.

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Richard Louv

Richard Louv’s landmark book Last Child in the Woods inspired an international movement to connect children and nature. Now Louv redefines the future of human-animal coexistence.

Our Wild Calling explores these powerful and mysterious bonds and how they can transform our mental, physical, and spiritual lives, serve as an antidote to the growing epidemic of human loneliness, and help us tap into the empathy required to preserve life on Earth.

Richard Louv is a journalist and author of ten books. In addition to Our Wild Calling and Last Child in the Woods, they include The Nature Principle and Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature. He is co-founder of the Children & Nature Network.

Carl Safina

Carl Safina is a famed conservation biologist and MacArthur Genius Award recipient. His 2015 book Beyond Words was a milestone in bringing a greater understanding about how animals think and feel to the public mind.

It’s an eloquent plea for a major re-set on how humans regard our fellow animals. WV spoke with him in 2015 at his home in Lazy Point, a neighborhood in Amagansett NY that was the subject of a previous book of his.

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About Francesca Rheannon

Francesca Rheannon is an award-winning independent radio producer. In addition to hosting Writer's Voice, she's a freelance reporter for National Public Radio and its affiliates. Recipient of the prestigious Nancy Dickerson Whitehead Award for reporting on substance abuse issues for her news series, VOICES OF HIV, produced for 88.5 WFCR public radio in western Massachusetts. She is also finishing a book on Provence (PROVINCE OF THE HEART) and working on a memoir of her father, THE ARGONAUTS.