Welcome Anita:

We’re joined on the Starline by award-winning science writer of “In Praise of Poison Ivy”, “The Teeth of the Lion”, “Itch” and many more. Her latest book is “Meltdown: Discover Earth’s Irreplaceable Glaciers and Learn What You Can Do to Save Them.” We welcome Anita Sanchez.

Anita, let’s go Beyond the Mic. In “Meltdown”, you talk about the current issues with glaciers and what a world without glaciers would look like. Why was this topic important to you?

How do tackle such a politically difficult topic?

And you talk about the wildlife of glaciers that depend on them…

What scares you about the elimination of glaciers?

In the end you talk about the Rainbow glacier and in the book you show it disappearing. Why was that glacier so important for you to show?

The Rockin’ 8:

It’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions; answer with the first thing that comes to your mind. There is no Pressure.

1. Where in Cuba would be your dream place to visit?

2. Of the 48 states you’ve visited, which one was your favorite?

3. Are you a pokeweed fan or have you gotten out the herbicide yet?

4. Do you have a green thumb and if so, what do you grow?

5. Are you left brained or right brained?

6. What flavor of your ice cream do you not like?

7. Who was the key mentor in your life?

8. What do you daydream about?

The Back Half:

I’m going to be giving your book to a child I know that would enjoy it, how did it feel when you got your first book in your hands?

How did Lily help give you voice a greater impact?

How did your first summer job leading kids on nature walks put you on a road less travelled as an environmental educator?

What’s the one thing you want people to get from this book?

Where can people find you online?

One Big Question:

Anita, are you optimistic about the future of the earth and of glaciers?

What’s your next project?

The Wrap:

She hates rum raisin ice cream, doesn’t use herbicide and she doesn’t have a green thumb. Her book is “Meltdown: Discover Earth’s Irreplaceable Glaciers and Learn What You Can Do to Save Them.” Author Anita Sanchez, thanks for taking the time to talk with us today.

And that my friends is a Beyond the Mic Short Cut.

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Follow Anita Sanchez at her website here.

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