David Helvarg

Disaster, Dispersants & Deception in the Gulf of Mexico

The Ocean Doctor on WebTalkRadio.netAugust 23, 2010: The Administration claims the “vast majority” of the Deepwater Horizon oil is “gone.” But the latest studies and Congressional hearings say otherwise. How safe is Gulf seafood? What does the future hold? The Ocean Doctor continues the work of unspinning the spin. This week’s guest: David Helvarg, president of the Blue Frontier Campaign, author of, “Saved by the Sea,” leader of the Seaweed Rebellion.

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This Week’s Guest: David Helvarg

This week's guest: David Helvarg, President of the Blue Frontier Campaign

This week’s guest: David Helvarg, President of the Blue Frontier Campaign

David Helvarg is President of the Blue Frontier Campaign and author of The War Against the Greens, Blue Frontier, 50 Ways to Save the Ocean, Rescue Warriors: The U.S. Coast Guard, America’s Forgotten Heroes, and his latest book, Saved by the Sea. He is editor of the Ocean and Coastal Conservation Guide, organizer of several ?Blue Vision? Summits for ocean activists, and winner of Coastal Living Magazine’s 2005 Leadership Award and the 2007 Herman Melville literary Award. Helvarg worked as a war correspondent in Northern Ireland and Central America and has reported from every continent including Antarctica. An award-winning journalist, he produced more than 40 documentaries for PBS, The Discovery Channel, and others. His print work has appeared in The New York Times, LA Times, Smithsonian, Popular Science, Sierra, and The Nation. He’s done radio work for Marketplace, AP radio, and Pacifica. He’s led workshops for journalists in Poland, Turkey, Tunisia, Slovakia and Washington DC. He is a licensed Private Investigator, body-surfer and scuba diver.

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Read David Helvarg’s books! His latest is “Saved by the Sea: A Love Story with Fish”

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