"How on Earth?" with Gerrit Vyn, Nicole Apelian, Anis Mojgani and Fruition | Live Wire Radio
"How on Earth?"
Gerrit Vyn, Nicole Apelian, Anis Mojgani and Fruition
This episode was originally taped at a live show on April 20, 2016

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Live Wire celebrates Earth Day! Survivalist and Alone reality show contestant Dr. Nicole Apelian reveals her packing list for living solo in the wilderness, two teen activists explain why they are suing the U.S. government, wildlife photographer Gerrit Vyn attempts to identify some very... uh... unique bird calls, Anis Mojgani poeticizes his memories of growing up in New Orleans, and Fruition’s strings and harmonies take us out of this world and back again.

Gerrit Vyn
Gerrit Vyn is a Seattle-based photographer who is passionate about conservation and connecting humans with the animals. He mainly photographs birds and has been featured in National Geographic, Audubon, Living Bird, BBC Wildlife, Natural History.

Nicole Apelian
Nicole grew up in Massachusetts and connected with nature at an early age. She currently appears on the History Channel’s Alone, where people are dropped, alone, into the wilderness and...well, let’s not spoil it. After receiving her master’s degree in biology, Nicole became a game warden with the U.S. Peace Corps, and began tracking and researching lions in southern Africa. Later, while working as a field biologist in Botswana, she got her first real exposure to true wilderness living, working with the Bushmen and completing her doctorate, where she was able to learn many of the primitive skills that she practices and teaches today. Nicole is one of the founders and primary guides of her own tracking and wildlife safari company, Eco Tours International. Additionally, she is an adjunct professor at Prescott College. In a nutshell, she is the PERFECT camping buddy.

Anis Mojgani
Anis Mojgani is a two time National Poetry Slam Champion, winner of the International World Cup Poetry Slam, and multiple-time TEDx Speaker. He has been awarded residencies from the Vermont Studio Center, AIR Serenbe, and the Oregon Literary Arts Writers-In-The-Schools program. Anis has performed at numerous universities, festivals, and venues around the globe and has performed for audiences as varied as the House of Blues and the United Nations. His work has appeared on HBO, NPR, and in the pages of such journals as Rattle, Forklift Ohio, Paper Darts, and Thrush. He is also one heck of a nice guy.

Fruition
Fruition is a Portland folk-rock band that blends harmonies, mandolin riffs, and energetic guitar plucking. The string quartet released a new EP last fall entitled Holehearted Fools as a sampler for their full-length album coming this spring.