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Vancouver & The 2010 Winter Olympics
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Securing the Canadian wilderness and protecting humans and bears alike are two big security challenges for the Olympics. Chris Doyle, of the British Columbia Ministry of Environment joins Travel’n on to talk about the challenges that the wilderness poses for these games and visitors alike. Then, travel philosopher and fellow journalist Bob Fisher will offer a cultural perspective of our northern neighbor and explain why Vancouver is a perfect hub for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Finally, in honor of Black History Month, documentary film producer Gregory Cooke will talk about his newest film projects Invisible Warriors – African American Women During World War II and Choc’ late Soldiers from the USA.
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Traveln’ On Radio: Olympics & the Wilderness
57 of the 86 Winter Olympics events will take place in Whistler, 90 minutes north of Vancouver, where 17,000 visitors are gathering each day during the games. With so many people invading the habitat of animals such as the grizzly bear, it makes the security challenges unique, to say the least. We learn more from Chris Doyle, of the British Columbia Ministry of Environment.
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Traveln’ On Radio: Vancouver – A Perfect Home for the Winter Games
Travel Journalist and philosopher Bob Fisher offers a cultural perspective of our northern neighbor and explain why Vancouver is a perfect hub for the 2010 Winter Olympics.
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Traveln’ On Radio : Filmmaker Gregory Cooke
Documentary film producer Gregory Cooke joins Ian and Tonya to tell them all about his newest film projects Invisible Warriors – African American Women During World War II and Choc’ late Soldiers from the USA.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Chris Doyle
Chris Doyle has been employed as a Conservation Officer for the BC Ministry of Environment since 1994. He currently holds the position of a Sergeant in the Sea to Sky Zone, which includes a large portion of Metro Vancouver as well as the Sea to Sky Corridor (including Whistler). This zone is responsible for managing and responding to up to 5,000 human-wildlife conflicts per year, most of these involving black bears. The Conservation Officers also respond to cougar, coyote and grizzly bear conflicts. Chris Doyle is a member of several working groups comprised of Ministry of Environment staff, municipal governments, non-government organizations, businesses and others including VANOC whose goals are to prevent and reduce human-wildlife conflicts in various communities in the zone.

The Conservation Officer Service (BC Ministry of Environment) is a public safety provider focussed on natural resource law enforcement and human wildlife conflicts prevention and response. The COS vision is to be a progressive and respected leader in environmental compliance and enforcement, shared stewardship and public safety.


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Bob Fisher
Bob Fisher is a Canadian travel journalist, editor, retired educator, and a former marketing manager at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He has have served on the Board of Directors of the Travel Media Association of Canada, and currently holds memberships with the World Federation of Journalists and Travel Writers; the North American Travel Journalists Association; The North American Association of Travel & Lifestyle Writers; The Ethical Traveler Association; and The International Travel Writers Alliance. Bob produces conceptual, literate, in-depth, and content-rich multimedia narratives that explores the universal layers of meaning inherent in travel. His principal editorial and research assistant is his partner/spouse Dianne, an historian who specializes in social and art history, and who is also a retired educator.

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Gregory Cooke
Gregory Cooke is the driving force behind Invisible Warriors: African American Women in World War II and Choc’late Soldiers from the USA. Fueled by his passion for historical knowledge about African Americans, he has devoted much of his adult life traveling to England, European battlefields, and other places of historic significance where Black troops participated in the war effort. He has compiled his own living history by interviewing and recording the reminiscences of scores of African American veterans, documenting both their civilian and military experiences. He has recently spearheaded the creation of a foundation sponsoring the visual preservation of African American History and Culture.