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Whatever Floats Yer Boat playlist for 04/04/2014

Spring into spring with info on how to tend our waterways, and what SOMAS (Stony Brook School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences) is up to these days.

Whatever Floats Yer Boat playlist for 03/21/2014

Long Island Poetry!!! Spoken word, and local music about our amazing Island of Long

My guest this morning is Anthony DiMatteo. AnthonyDiMatteo@hotmail.com

Whatever Floats Yer Boat playlist for 03/07/2014

Trevor Christian of The New South filled in.

Whatever Floats Yer Boat playlist for 02/21/2014

Transmitter woes!!! Our transmitter is still in rehab so you may not hear us so well over the terrestrial air waves, but you can listen online! We greatly appreciate everyone who has chipped in their nickels to help with the transmitter repairs. You can help too by going to www.wusb.fm/pledge. Thank you!

Spring is around the corner!!!
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SEA-LI 2014 Inside Social Enterprise Event

Thursday February 27th 8:30-10:30 am at Island Harvest Food Bank, 40 Marcus Avenue, Hauppauge
Learn about the partnership between Elara Foodservice Disposables, a local for-profit Social Enterprise and Island Harvest Food Bank working together to help Long Islanders in need. Enjoy a complementary breakfast, program and guided tour.
Free to attend. RSVP by February 24 at https://sea-li2014.eventbrite.com info@sea-li.org 631-780-4704 www.sea-li.org

Whatever Floats Yer Boat playlist for 01/24/2014

Port Washington, NY January 17, 2014. Long Island Traditions and the Freeport School District are continuing their partnership that explores the traditional maritime culture in the age of Sandy and the decline of commercial and recreational fishing on Long Island. The partnership includes the 4th grade classes at the New Visions and Bayview elementary schools.

Using the fishing industry as a model, students will examine the occupational and recreational traditions of fishermen on Long Island, focusing on Nassau County’s north and south shores. They will learn about the tools and traps, boats and nets, rods and bait that are used by recreational and commercial fishermen from various communities on Long Island, identified by folklorist Nancy Solomon, executive director of Long Island Traditions.

Students will learn about the designs of tools used by fishermen such as nets, decoys, traps, fishing rods, boats and other objects that incorporate traditional design elements. They will learn about the traditional design principles embodied in these tools and how they have changed over time.

Whatever Floats Yer Boat playlist for 01/10/2014

Happy New Year!

Whatever Floats Yer Boat playlist for 12/27/2013

Inhale, exhale. It's all uphill from here! Welcoming in the solstice

Whatever Floats Yer Boat playlist for 12/13/2013

Friday the 13th!!

My guest is Capt Ralph Towlen, Shinnecock, NY.

Check out his youtube channel for Seafood Safari. http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-5yst3ANk3C3W7OPgm03SA

Here's some info about his venture: Created SeafoodSafari.com and joined up with chef Kerry Heffernan (Bravo top chef masters finalist season 4) to do a show about harvesting sustainable seafood and providing professional cooking lessons.
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1254305025/capt-ralphs-seafood-safar...

Whatever Floats Yer Boat playlist for 11/01/2013

Safe Boating Course - USCGA - 11/9 at the West Islip Library (9am - 4:30pm). Reservations required.
Includes lunch, course materials, Certificate
South Bay Cruising Club members $25; non-members $45
Reserve via email: rsformanjr@aol.com or jmmattera@yahoo.com
You MUST pre-register.

Whatever Floats Yer Boat playlist for 10/04/2013

The Long Island Nature Conservancy needs volunteers hardy enough to help load their boat and travel out on The Great South Bay to seed the bay bottom with clams.
In the past three years, their Shellfish Restoration Program has restocked the bay with over 7,000,000 cherrystone clams in places where they are most likely to spawn.

The hope is that if we can reintroduce these filter feeders to the bay, we can begin to clean it through natural means. Similar efforts are being tried in The Chesapeake Bay and New York harbor with oysters.

In 1976, 40% of the bay water was filtered by clams each day. Today, due to over harvesting and water pollution, that percentage is negligible and the Great South Bay is on life support.

If you can make it then to The West Sayville Boat Basin (at the end of Atlantic Avenue) Wed, Thurs, Fri of this week starting 9 and running to 2, then throughout the fall, weather permitting, Please email Chris Clapp at The Nature Conservancy at cclapp@tnc.org or phone him at

(631) 329-7689 Ext. 18 (Phone)
(631) 338-1966 (Mobile)

Whatever Floats Yer Boat playlist for 09/20/2013

Getting ready to change seasons. What will this one bring us?

Register with this organization to find out what you can do to clean up LI waters. www.longislandcleanwaterpartnership.org

Whatever Floats Yer Boat playlist for 08/23/2013

My guest today is Ranger Eric Powers from Your Connection To Nature, Inc. (YC2N.com). He was on today to talk about some new educational opportunities on Long Island. The Master Naturalist Program (QualityParks.org), a field trip for chemistry students to the Fire Island breach to study water quality changes, and lastly, a fundraising idea for schools to create rain gardens for run-off control. For more information, contact Ranger Eric at yc2n@me.com or visit his website at YC2N.com.

Whatever Floats Yer Boat playlist for 07/26/2013

Happy summer!!!

Whatever Floats Yer Boat playlist for 07/12/2013

Sweaty, sultry summer dance party!!!

Holy smokes, did I have fun this morning! Tons of listener feedback on the Facebook. Check me out on Facebook at Habanero WUSB, or send me an email habanero@wusb.fm.

Whatever Floats Yer Boat playlist for 06/14/2013

Last edition of Whatever Floats Yer Boat for spring 2013. Yes, this will be the end of the cold, rain and windy spring we've had!

Whatever Floats Yer Boat playlist for 05/17/2013

Bill Zeller is my guest this morning. He's from Captree Clam in West Babylon and he's going to talk to us about Great South Bay clams! You can reach him at 631.422.0517, or online www.captreeclam.com.

Whatever Floats Yer Boat playlist for 05/03/2013

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This morning I'm featuring another edition of Jim Quigley's Sustain It with John Botos of the Peconic Institute.

Check out Chemical Breakdowns with DJ Oxygen!!! http://ox-the-architect.bandcamp.com/track/chemical-breakdowns-1-13-07