1) Peter Berle discusses ?budget riders? and special interest legislation with Bill Chandler of the National Parks Conservation Association and Robert Dewey of Defenders of Wildlife. The late senator, John Chafee is remembered. 2) Steven Westcott discusses the effects of drought on U.S. Farmers with Mike Hayes of the National Drought Mitigation Center. 3) Linda M. Hasselstrom reads her essay, Never Alone. 4) Peter Berle discusses the start of quail hunting season in Oklahoma with Bryan Hendricks. 5) Peter Berle discusses the effects of endocrine disruptors on the human hormonal system with Theo Colborn, founder of Endocrine Disruption Exchange and Santa Tirey of the Chemical Manufacturers Association. 6) A discussion on budget riders. 7) Listener Comments.
1.) Host Bruce Robertson talks with Rhode Island Senator John Chafee about the proposed renewed endangered species act. 2.) Robertson talks with Larry Sombke, author of "Beautiful Easy Gardens" about using mulch in your garden. 3.) Robertson continues his conversation from last week's show with Maurice Strong, Secretary General of the Earth Summit, about the important role non governmental organizations will play in sustainable development.