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The Sharon Kleyne Hour Hall of Fame



Jerry Barnes (Cottage Grove, OR). Global forest genetics expert. Reforestation in New Zealand. 8/10/09.
Jerry Barnes is a global forest genetics expert and owner of Tree Improvement Enterprises, Inc., of Cottage Grove, Oregon. His company provides tree seed for reforestation but he is also deeply involved with forest health and maintenance on a global arena but currently focusing on New Zealand. He has been involved with forest genetics for 50 years.


Art Bernstein, MS (Gold Hill, OR). Author and naturalist. "Tsangpo Gorge - the world's deepest canyon." 10/6/08
Art Bernstein has an MS in Forestry from the University of Michigan and since moving to Oregon in 1970, has worked as a county forester, a National Park Ranger, a private forestry consultant, and a Forestry instructor at Rogue Community College. Art has written 14 books on hiking, back country driving and natural history. His latest books (due out in Spring, 2011) are Best Easy Day Hikes - Eugene Area and Weird Hikes Second Edition, both with Globe Pequot Falcon Press. Art has been a guest on the Sharon Kleyne Hour 55 times, discussing a wide range of subjects.


Effie Chow, PhD (San Francisco, CA). Chinese and western medicine. 8/17/09.
Effie Chow was born in Canton, China and now lives in San Francisco. As an acupuncturist, health practitioner and Director of the East-West Academy of Healing Arts, she specializes in the integration of Western and traditional Chinese medicine. She has been combining Western and Chinese medicine for over 40 years and has a special interest in the influence of consciousness on physical matter and the importance of water to health.


L. DeWayne Cecil, PhD (Washington, DC and Idaho Falls, ID). USGS/NASA. Water on the moon. 1/11/10.
Dr. Cecil is a "Paleoclimatologist" formerly with NASA and now with the U.S. Geological Survey. He studies past climate changes to help draw conclusions about present trends. He studies tree rings, lake sediments and other indicators of climate. With NASA, he was involved with satellite imaging to view climatic trends, especially water availability.


Philippe Cousteau (Washington, DC). Earth Echo International. Protecting our oceans. 2/9/09.
Philippe Cousteau, Jr., is the son of Philippe Cousteau, Sr., and the grandson of famed oceanographer Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Philippe, Jr. was born in 1979, the same year his father died in a boat crash. With his sister, he is co-founder of EarthEcho International, which produces educational programs about oceans and the environment.


Dick deJong (The Hague, Netherlands). World Water Day. 3-22-10.
Mr. deJong has been working in water, health and sanitation for decades. He lived in Bangladesh for many years and now works for the IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre as a journalist. Their interest is the plight of developing countries around the world, with respect to water, sanitation and hygiene. He talked about the End of Water Poverty campaign that is pushing for increased political and financial attention to water and sanitation issues.


Ilene Gipson, PhD (Boston, MA), Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard. 6/7/10
Dr. Gipson is a dry eye researcher in the Department of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School. She notes that dry eye symptoms are the #1 reason for eye doctor visits in the United States and that dry eye syndrome is extremely complex and involves the surface of the eye, tear and lipid producing glands, the skin of the eyelids, the manner in which inflammation is processed by the brain and body, hormone production, microscopic tear film components, and the nervous system connection to the brain.


Scott Jens, OD (Madison, WI). AOA InfantSee Program. Sight preservation in children. 4/28/08.
Dr. Scott Jens is an optometrist at the Isthmus Eye Care Center in Madison, WI, and Chair of American Optometric Association's "InfantSee" program. checkups beginning at birth. There are 37 million blind people in the world, most blindness begins in childhood and 75% is preventable. InfantSee sponsors vision screening programs for children and advocates visual


Mahlon Kennicutt II, PhD (College Station, TX), Professor of Oceanography at Texas A&M, 8/26/10 (CBS)
Mahlon "Chuck" Kennicutt's research interests include environmental chemistry and organic geochemistry. His current research investigates the patterns of human disturbance at McMurdo Station. He has spent more than 575 days at sea and has deployed to Antarctica six times. Dr. Kennicutt serves as leader of the Sustainable Coastal Margins Program and is the United States delegate to, and the Vice President for, Scientific Affairs (USA) of the Scientific Committee of Antarctica Research (SCAR).


Fred Kirschenmann, PhD (Windsor, ND). Organic and dry land farming. 2/8/10.
Dr. Fred Kirschenmann became involved in large-scale organic farming as a graduate student. He now teaches agriculture at the University of Nebraska where he has done several studies of soil quality comparing inorganic to organic farming. When he took over his family's 3,500 farm in Windsor, North Dakota, in an extremely dry region, he converted it to all-organic and non-irrigated.


Robert Latkany, MD (New York, NY), dry eye specialist. 10/8/07
Robert Latkany, M.D., a board-certified ophthalmologist, is the founder and director of the Dry Eye Clinic at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary as well as the Dry Eye Center of New York, the first center in the area devoted to dry eye disorders. He is actively involved in dry eye research and lectures internationally. He graduated from Columbia University and the Boston University School of Medicine, and now lives and practices in New York City. He is author of The Dry Eye Remedy.


Marguerite McDonald, MD (Long Island, NY). Ophthalmologist and laser surgery pioneer. Dry eye. 6/1/09.
Dr. Marguerite McDonald is a refractive eye surgeon and Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at New York University. She is affiliated with several New York City and Long Island eye clinics and is also Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology at Tulane University in New Orleans. She participated in the development of laser eye surgery and performed the very first laser eye surgery, in New Orleans, in 1987.


Kinoti Meme, PhD (San Luis Obispo, CA). LifeWater International. 10/12/09.
Dr. Meme was born in a village in Kenya where water had to be carried a half-mile from the river twice each day. He has since devoted his life to making sure everyone in the world has good water. He did his undergraduate work at Regis University in Denver and earned a PhD in Intercultural Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA. He is Director of Education and Training for LifeWater International.


Donnica L. Moore, MD (Far Hills, NJ), Sapphire Women's Health Group. 11/2/09
"Dr. Donnica" Moore is a radio talk show host, Today Show guest, columnist and founder of the Sapphire Women's Health Group. The author of Woman's Health for Life (DK Publishing, 2009), she is an outspoken expert on women's health issues. Dr. Moore is also a strong advocate for the importance of water. She notes that not drinking enough water can affect memory, attentiveness, math ability and toxin elimination.


Hassan Sachedina, PhD (Nairobi, Kenya). African drought and wildlife. 4/19/10.
Born in Kenya, Hassan Sachedina has over 17 years of environmental work experience in East, Central and Southern Africa. Most recently, he was Senior Technical Officer for Research, Monitoring and Evaluation with Project Concern International. Hassan is known for pioneering conservation and development initiatives including the Laikipia Wildlife Forum Project. He started his career with the Selous Rhino Trust, followed by six years with the African Wildlife Foundation. He has a PhD from Oxford, University.


John Salinas (Grants Pass, OR). Crater Lake Institute. Beneath Crater Lake. 6/1/09.
John Salinas, is an instructor at Rogue Community College in Grants Pass, OR, and is also involved with the Crater Lake Institute and Friends of Crater Lake. His professional training is as a "limnologist," the study of lakes and fresh water. He was involved in many research studies at Crater Lake National Park in the 1980's, including the one-person mini-submarine. He was also a seasonal park ranger for several years at Crater Lake.


Steven Solomon (Rome, Italy). Water wars and politics. 3/22/10.
Steven Solomon has written for The New York Times, BusinessWeek, The Economist, Forbes, and Esquire. He has been a regular commentator on NPR's Marketplace, and a featured guest on the late Tim Russert's CNBC show, NPR's Talk of the Nation, Bloomberg TV, and many other news shows. He has addressed the World Affairs Council, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), and university forums. He is the author of Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization. He lives in Washington, D.C..


Robert Weir (Kalamazoo, MI). Environmental reporter and Earth Day biographer. 3/29/10.
Robert Weir is a prolific author and speaker who lives in Kalamazoo, MI. As an environmental writer and activist, he is interested in water, sailing, the Great Lakes and Earth Day Founder John McConnell. He has written three books and 120 articles, including a biography of John McConnell.


Jerry Wiles (Houston, TX). President of Living Water International. 7/8/10 (CBS).
Jerry Wiles, President of Living Water International, is a former pastor and businessman. He received his formal education at Williams Baptist College (AA degree), Middle Tennessee State University (BS degree), University of Maryland (Far East Division, Japan), Union University, University of California (Extension Program), Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Capernwray Bible School. He holds an honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Hindustan Bible College Madras, India. Wiles has traveled to more than 40 countries.


Rachel Wolff (Federal Way, WA), Senior News Director, World Vision International. 8/5/10 (CBS).
Rachel Wolff is Senior New Director for World Vision International, a Christian relief and development organization dedicated to helping children and their communities around the world. She is currently on assignment in East Africa to report on the ongoing drought and food crisis. Before coming to World Vision, Rachel covered U.S. political and economic news for the Japanese daily newspaper Asahi Shimbun. She is a graduate of Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, and has lived in Japan and Vietnam.


Kurt Wuthrich, PhD (Zurich, Switzerland). Nobel Prize Winner. "Water the great mystery!" 11/30/09.
Kurt Wuthrich is a Swiss scientist who, with John B. Fenn and Tanaka Koichi, won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2002 for developing techniques to identify and analyze proteins and other large biological molecules. After receiving a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Basel (Switzerland) in 1964, he took his postdoctoral training in Switzerland and the United States. In 1969, he joined the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, where he became a professor of biophysics in 1980. In 2001 he joined Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California, as a visiting professor.