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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

Whatever Floats Yer Boat playlist for 04/19/2013

This morning we'll be featuring The Claudia Jacobs Band. You can see them at the Grey Horse Tavern tonight!!

Then we'll present the next chapter of Jim Quigley's "Sustain It: Conversations in Sustainability" featuring Kathleen Furey, Education & Media Director of GMO Free NY. The interview discusses genetically modified food and the statewide campaign to pass legislation in NY by June requiring labeling.

Then after that, it's Whatever Floats My Boat! We're still in Radiothon mode, so please call in your pledges of support (631.632.6901) or pledge online wusb.fm/pledge

Where to see Bob Wescott on Saturday:
http://www.yelp.com/biz/mr-fadeleys-deli-pub-patchogue
http://www.roastcoffeeandtea.com/
http://www.beinfestival.org/events.html

Whatever Floats Yer Boat playlist for 03/21/2013

Today I'll be talking about the breach at Old Inlet, just south of Bellport in the Bellport Bay. There is a lot of controversy over this new cut that Superstorm Sandy made last October. Here are some links and other info you may find useful if you are interested in this topic:

So if it isn't the breach, what is it? Here's one theory: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/imageo/2013/02/14/east-coast-sea-level...

It's not just the south shore bays! Check out these video clips from NJ and MA:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiDUy4Kcmsk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmZmnVDLTAc

Whatever Floats Yer Boat playlist for 03/08/2013

First advice for the day is to be sure to take 90 seconds to pause and reflect on the beauty of the snow filled morning Mother Nature has presented us today! Then give yourselves a few extra minutes to get to work because it is snowing out there and temps are right at the freezing point.

Start off with Pink Fraud! Live recording from 3/6/13 at Patchogue Theater For The Performing Art's Live In The Lobby series. It was EPIC!

Then we'll hear an interview Professor Jim Quigley (of Stony Brook's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences) did with a Professor Chris Sellers, Stony Brook History Department, on Sustainability. Look for more of Jim's programming here on WUSB.

My guest in the studio will be Kathy Seyfried, a member of the Speaker's Bureau for the County Emergency Response Team (CERT), to speak on Emergency Preparedness. If you're interested in learning more about CERT for Nassau, email oemcert@nassaucountyny.gov or call 516.573.9696, or in Suffolk google "Suffolk CERT" or go to (http://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/FireRescueandEmergencyService...).+

Whatever Floats Yer Boat playlist for 02/22/2013

Jim Quigley - discussion of Sustainability (harold.quigleyjr@stonybrook.edu
Making Peace with the Planet (book by Barry Commoner)
Small Is Beautiful (book by Fritz Schumacher)
Soft Energy Paths (book by Amori Lovins)
Earth In The Balance (book by Al Gore)

Whatever Floats Yer Boat playlist for 02/08/2013

Blizzard Warning! What does it mean for our waterways and coastal areas?

My guest this morning is Arthur Kopelman, Ph.D. from CRESLI (www.cresli.org) to talk about our local seals and whales.