APECS Director, Jenny Baeseman, was recently interviewed by The Ends of The Earth radio programme on CKLB based out of Yellowknife, Canada. Dr. Baeseman talked about the formation of APECS as well as the exciting APECS 'Speed-Dating' Night planned for the IPY Oslo Science Conference in June.
The Ends of the Earth on CKLB radio in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, is an IPY-funded radio show. The program focuses on climate change research in the Canadian Arctic from scientific and aboriginal perspectives. Hosts William Greenland and Kirsten Murphy believe the Arctic is a barometer for global change, and that northerners should know about science taking place in their backyard.
The Ends of the Earth has helped raise awareness about circumpolar issues. It has built connections within Northern and Southern regions of Canada through panel discussions and call-in shows. The show reaches more than 30 aboriginal communities in the Northwest Territories. It also streams lives and podcasts.
The show has won two national radio awards. Last year it was named best syndicated podcast by the National Community Radio Association (NCRA). This year the show won the prestigious Peter Gzowski award from the Radio and Television News Director Association (RTNDA).