BLUE STATE OF MIND #1 – Listen up…
In 2007, Shannyn Moore — the brilliant mind, clear voice of experience in Alaska fisheries, and nationwide known talk show host — fulfilled her wish to do a FISHERIES Talk Radio show on station in Anchorage, Alaska. She had become aware of the public advocacy, and anti-corruption, efforts of the Groundswell Fisheries Movement and offered Stephen Taufen, Groundswell’s founder, a chance to go live radio.
BLUE STATE OF MIND (c) 2007 Photo Credit – Shannyn Moore site
See #4 at her MOORE UP NORTH Public TV show on fisheries, with Alaskans covering issues from the Pebble Mine to Transfer Pricing, see the link: https://shannynmoore.wordpress.com/2009/12/12/moore-up-north-5/ Taufen was fresh out of the hospital again and bloated up with 3 gallons of extra body fluid, but ready to be there for the public… and the Groundswell advocacy.
Taufen was suffering the post-operative effects of multiple-chronic illness, several hospitalizations December 2006 through early 2007, and was eager to accept – knowing survival was a calculated risk. You’ll hear some sluggishness, breathiness, and effects of the medications for his conditions, and an occasional memory lapse or thought patterns askew, but he tries best to bring his institutional memories of the Alaska fishing industry and important issues to listeners. Hey, send corrections to me if you want via Comments, and help get the history nailed down better, but this is how I remember things, from a not-in-the-corruption-wheelhouse of power… working the industry for decades.
Shannyn Moore and Taufen had a blast doing the shows, and this is the first audio file: duration 30 minutes; 28 MB size; bit rate of 128 kbps, encoded in iTunes v184.108.40.206, QuickTime 7.2. An .m4a file format. There was a problem uploading some of the other files due to size, but we’ll try to fix that when possible. You’ll love her choice of music clips and their appropriateness… we did most of these by telephone connect from Kodiak to her Anchorage studio, but the most fun was being in studio looking across the desk with those large microphones… an experience never to be forgotten (hey, I ain’t no rock star, so it was a brand new thing!).