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"Sandy might be the turning point whereby politicians, insurance companies, developers, and planners might accept the actuality of sea level rise...and realize that it is in their best interest to adapt and invent a reconstruction that is vital and viable in a different world."
   ~ Peter Neill from WOR 203: Year in Review

World Ocean Radio: December 7-30, 2012:

203: Year in Review World Ocean Radio Weekly

203: Year in Review
About this episode: In this episode of World Ocean Radio we'll outline five of the major ocean events for the year 2012.

Sea Experience Ocean Classroom Foundation World Ocean Observatory Weekly Radio

202: Sea Experience
About this episode: How many of us have had actual experience in and of the sea? What happens at sea is authentic, requiring awareness and response to the demands of the ship, the crew, and the community. In this episode of World Ocean Radio we'll discuss the Ocean Classroom Foundation and will explain the organization's core belief: that the ocean is a wise teacher and a great axis for learning.

At the Fishhouses | Elizabeth Bishop | World Ocean Observatory Weekly Radio

Holiday Episode: At the Fishhouses
About this episode: Each year during the holidays we read "At The Fishhouses" by Elizabeth Bishop. This poem was chosen above all others not only for its relevance for the New Year, but because it distills years of Bishop's seaside meditations and evokes the clarity of meaning contained in personal encounters with the world ocean.

203: And Still More Answers for Superstorm Sandy | World Ocean Observatory Weekly Radio

201: And Still More Answers for Sandy
About this episode: As the power is restored, transportation comes back online, and life and order return to a semblance of normal, another storm fades from memory. Yet Superstorm Sandy has left us with some very hard questions and facts. In this episode of World Ocean Radio we'll pose a series of questions that demand answers and will suggest that if we begin to change our ways now we may yet realize a habitable future living by and with the sea.

Happy New Year, and best wishes for 2013!
The World Ocean Observatory Team

About World Ocean Radio: Peter Neill, Director of the World Ocean Observatory (W2O) and host of World Ocean Radio, provides coverage of a broad spectrum of ocean issues from science and education to advocacy and exemplary projects. World Ocean Radio, a project of the W2O, is a weekly series of five-minute audio essays available for syndicated use at no cost by community radio stations worldwide. You may also subscribe to the weekly podcast on ITunes or find us on,, and OceansInc.

And a big welcome to our newest affiliate radio stations: WRFA-LP, Chautauqua County: WUOW-LP, Oneonta, NY; KRFP-LP, Moscow, Idaho; WRST-FM, University of Wisconsin community radio; and the National Aquarium of Ireland.


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Despite covering 70 percent of the earth’s surface, the ocean doesn’t often make it into the news. Here are the top ten most talked about ocean stories from 2012.

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We'll continue to post interesting and provocative ocean videos each week--from our own original productions to pieces we find on the web or suggested by followers.

World Ocean Radio Broadcast Affiliates Weekly Program
World Ocean Radio Program Affiliates
WOR is always looking to expand its reach. Let us know if you have a local radio station that might benefit from this free weekly program.
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