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Living Downstream

With Viviana Young

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Saturday 9:00 am 10:00 am
Sunday 6:00 pm 7:00 pm

Living Downstream

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About this Show

Living Downstream is a program for anyone who'd like to learn about various local environmental topics as well as climate change and environmental justice. It is hosted by Viviana Young, current AmeriCorps member who is serving as Umpqua Watersheds' Environmental Education & Outreach Leader, and on a rotating basis Kasey Hovik (UW Executive Director), Angela Jensen (UW Conservation & Legal Director), and Ryan Kincaid (UW Director of Education & Outreach). We are excited to offer this show as a way to bring awareness of environmental issues to a wider audience.

We are now back to airing new episodes every week!

If you are interested in being interviewed on an area of your environmentally-related expertise for this show, please email

Coming Up:

Episode #44 - Airing this weekend (6/25-6/26) ~ Teaching Kids About Climate Change Panel

Some of the Resources Mentioned in this Episode:
Panelist's Organizations




Recent Episodes

Episode #41 - Aired June 4th & 5th, 2022 ~ Ladies in the Backcountry & Responding to Environmental Racism

In the first half of this episode, we’ll discuss some of the things to keep in mind for people – especially women, those identifying as women, people of color, and those from other marginalized groups – seeking to explore the natural world. Want to know how to be safe when venturing off on your own? Ever wonder what women should do about periods when camping/backpacking? Learn this and more from Tess Kohler, avid hiker, experienced backpacker, and all-around outdoorswoman.

Then, we transition to episode #5 of Talking with Green Teachers, a podcast hosted by Umpqua Watersheds' partner organization: Green Teacher, which is based in Canada!

Here's their description of that episode:

We sat down with Dr. Ingrid Waldron to discuss how environmental racism manifests on the ground, specifically in Mi’kmaq and African Nova Scotian communities. Dr. Waldron also discusses the importance of getting community members involved in research from the very beginning, while touching on the role educators play in responding to environmental racism.

Guest: Dr. Ingrid Waldron is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health at Dalhousie University and the Director of the Environmental Noxiousness, Racial Inequities & Community Health Project (The ENRICH Project). As the Director of the ENRICH Project, Dr. Waldron has been investigating the socio-economic, political, and health effects of environmental racism in Mi’kmaq and African Nova Scotian communities. The ENRICH Project formed the basis to Dr. Waldron’s first book There’s Something in the Water: Environmental Racism in Indigenous and Black Communities, as well as the 2020 Netflix documentary There’s Something in the Water, which was co-produced by Waldron, actor Elliot Page, Ian Daniel, and Julia Sanderson.

To hear other episodes of Talking with Green Teacher, visit their website:

Previous Episodes

All of the episodes listed below have been converted to podcast form! You can download or listen to them via Podbean.

Click here for podcasts of past episodes

Ep 40: Oregon Flora ~ Aired May 28th and 29th

Ep 39: The Future of Energy - Lessons From the War in Ukraine ~ Aired May 21st and 22nd

Ep 38: Wetland Monitoring and Restoration ~ Aired April 30th and May 1st

Ep 37: Energy Policy ~ Aired April 2nd and 3rd

Ep 36: Earth Day - History and Progress ~ Aired March 26th and 27th

Ep 35: AmeriCorps RARE and Floodplains ~ Aired March 19th and 20th

Ep 34: Interview with a Lifelong Conservationist ~ Aired March 12th and 13th

Ep 33: Climate Change Mitigation ~ Aired March 5th and 6th

Ep 32: Wildlife Videography ~ Aired February 26th and 27th

Ep. 31: Recap/Recording of Panel Discussion: The Impacts of Climate Change on Wildlife in the PNW ~ Aired February 19th and 20th

Ep. 30: Interview with Wildlife Images and a Lepidopterist ~ Aired on February 12th and 13th

Ep. 29: Climate Change ~ Aired on February 5th and 6th

Ep. 28: Interview with PFLAG Roseburg Founder and Pride Parade Vendors ~ Aired on January 29th and 30th

Ep. 27: Interview with the Forest Waters Coalition Coordinator ~ Aired on January 8th and 9th

Ep. 26: Salvaging Waste in Southern Oregon ~ Aired on September 25th & 26th

Ep. 25: Whoooo's in Your Forest: Learn Owl About It ~ Aired August 28th & 29th

Ep. 24: Doing What We Can to Protect Oregon's Animals & Ecosystems ~ Aired August 14th & 15th

Ep. 23: Coastal Ecosystems Are Struggling Too ~ Aired July 31st & August 1st

Ep. 22: AmeriCorps! ~ Aired July 17th & 18th

Ep. 21: Understanding More of Southern Oregon's History (or Herstory) ~ Aired June 26th & 27th

Ep. 20: Reflections On Time Spent in Somalia ~ Aired June 12th & 13th

Ep. 19: Staying Connected to Environmental (& Other) Organizations As We Age ~ Aired June 5th & 6th

Ep. 18: Crater Lake ~ Aired May 22nd & 23rd

Ep. 17: The Healing Power of Nature ~ Aired May 15th & 16th

Ep. 16: Interview with a Local Author ~ Aired May 8th & 9th

Ep. 15: Intro to Forest Bathing, Part 2 ~ Aired May 1st & 2nd

Ep. 14: Intro to Forest Bathing, Part 1 ~ Aired April 24th & 25th

Ep. 13: Local Fish & Streams ~ Aired April 10th/11th & 17th/18th

Ep. 12: How Does Your Garden Grow? ~ Aired April 3rd & 4th

Ep. 11: Understanding Climate Change ~ Aired March 27th & 28th

Ep. 10: Off-Trail Exploration ~ Aired March 20th & 21st

Ep. 9: The Big "E" - Extinction ~ Aired March 13th & 14th

Ep. 8: Protecting Habitat for Wildlife ~ Aired March 6th & 7th

Ep. 7: Beekeeping ~ Aired February 27th & 28th

Ep. 6: Caring for Critters ~ Aired February 20th & 21st

Ep. 5: Understanding Pacific Northwest Fires ~ Aired February 13th & 14th

Ep. 4: Observing Birds & Other Wildlife ~ Aired February 6th & 7th

Ep. 3: Water Quality ~ Aired January 30th & 31st, 2021

Ep. 2: Art & Environmentalism ~ Aired January 23rd & 24th, 2021

Ep. 1: On-Trail Hiking ~ Aired January 16th & 17th, 2021

To find resources and information regarding previously aired shows, check out our Living Downstream page on the Umpqua Watersheds' website by clicking --> here.

Music Attribution

The intro and outro music for the show are excerpts from the song "Forest" by Vlad Gluschenko. Attribution information is as follows:

Forest by Vlad Gluschenko:
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