Locus Focus:Junk Raft (rebroadcast) 
Series: Title: Sub-title:
Locus Focus  Junk Raft (rebroadcast)  Interview with author Marcus Eriksen  
Producer: Program type: Broadcast Restrictions:
KBOO Syndication  Weekly Program  For non-profit use only. 
Summary: Featured speakers/guests:
News media brought the Great Pacific Garbage Patch"the famous swirling gyre of plastic pollution in the ocean"into the public consciousness. But when Marcus Eriksen cofounded the 5 Gyres Institute with his wife, Anna Cummins, and set out to study the worlds oceans with hundreds of volunteers, they discovered a plastic smog of microscopic debris that permeates our oceans globally, defying simple clean-up efforts. Whats more, these microplastics and their toxic chemistry have seeped into the food chain, threatening marine life and humans alike.

In his book Junk Raft Marcus tells the story of his teams fight to solve the problem of plastic pollution. Against long odds and common sense, he and his co-navigator, Joel Paschal, construct a junk raft made of plastic trash and set themselves adrift from Los Angeles to Hawaii. On this episode of Locus Focus we talk with Marcus about what he hoped to learn and prove from his unconventional voyage and his continuing activism as a result.  
Marcus Eriksen, author of Junk Raft  
Notes: Credits:
Politics and Activism | Climate Change | Pollution | Environmental Activism  
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Transcript, Announcer Script Location Recorded Release Date Language
View Script  KBOO Community Radio  04-29-2018  English 
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locusfocus  192Kbps mp3 (78.6MB) Stereo 


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