We’re overrun with wild animals and have no plan to solve the problem. Jim Sterba, author of Nature Wars, is our guest in the current episode of Wildfire. You don’t want to miss this.
From the sad to the sensational, Sterba tells us – in his book and on the show – how and why burgeoning wildlife populations have “turned backyards into battlegrounds.” The topic is very timely as Maine approaches its second referendum on bear hunting in a decade. In fact, Sterba presents an account on Maine’s 2004 bear referendum in his chapter on bears, appropriated titled “Teddies.”
I posted a column about the book earlier in the year. You can read that here.
Sterba was a foreign correspondent and national reporter for more than 40 years for the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. And he has many Maine connections including the summer residence that he and his wife enjoy on the coast near Bar Harbor.
We were very lucky to secure Jim for the show before he headed south for the winter. He was a fascinating guest. This is one of the few episodes where cohost Harry Vanderweide and I spent more time listening than talking!
Wildfire can be seen on the Time Warner cable station on Wednesdays at 7 pm, Fridays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays at 2:30 pm, and Sundays at 9:30 pm.
You can also watch all Wildfire episodes on the website of Maine Audubon. Here is the link to the show with Jim Sterba. Enjoy!