Episode 23: Richer Than Gold II

Welcome back, citizen!

In this follow-up episode, Fungi Town welcomes back Dr. Roo Vandegrift from the University of Oregon. Last time, Dr. Vandegrift shared his enthusiasm for Xylaria, a group of fungi with a unique lifestyle. This time, he’ll talk about his upcoming documentary Marrow of the Mountain and the urgent need to stop a new mining development in the most biologically diverse place on the planet. *This is a bilingual episode, presented in Spanish and English.

If you want to learn more about this episode’s topics, here are some links:

Marrow of the Mountain Movie Trailer

OMASNE – Elisa Levy’s organization

Reserva los Cedros (Facebook)

Rainforest Information Center’s call for protection of the reserve

Bryn Detinger’s Lab

Tobias Policha’s Blog

Cornerstone Capital Resources Canadian mining company

Thank you to Dr. Vandegrift for his time and to Sarah Prentice for her help connecting with Roo. Deepest gratitude and appreciation goes to Laura Briseno Cazares for translating this episode! A transcript of this episode is coming soon.

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Fungi Town is written, directed and produced by Jen Parrilli and hosted on Podbean. Theme music is by the awesome Athens, GA band Shehehe. The Ecuadorian national anthem, Salve, O Patria, was provided by Wikipedia.

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