Learn Baby, Burn
Learn Baby, Burn
Michigan Prescribed Fire Council
An aggregation of information and advice from practitioners, researchers, and aficionados. A podcast by those who love prescribed fire, for those who love prescribed fire.
Learn Baby, Burn - Episode 5: PG&E and Fire
PG&E was formed in the Gold Rush, and has been a central part of California's power scene for over a century. But being big doesn't always mean being good. This week, we're doing a deep dive into PG&E - past, present, and future. Critics blame them for starting thousands of wildfires in northern California, including the Camp Fire, which killed 86 people. Are these fires the result of simple accidents? Or is there something more sinister driving these fiery catastrophes?
Oct 28, 2020
19 min
Learn Baby, Burn - Episode 4: Glenn Palmgren, Fire Management Specialist
This week I talked to Glenn about fire liability laws, when to let wildfires keep burning, and his work on the Kirtland's Warbler. We might have taken a brief foray into Alaskan classroom comfort and design, but it was brief.
Dec 4, 2019
22 min
Learn Baby, Burn - Episode 3: Chris Hoving, Adaptation Specialist
Chris Hoving from the Michigan DNR talks to us about climate change, endangered species, and how fire helps some of Michigan's most imperiled biomes.
Nov 20, 2019
43 min
Learn Baby, Burn - Episode 2: Interview with Josh Cohen
Josh has been working in fire for decades, and has a broad perspective on tons of the most present issues in the fire community. On this week's episode of Learn Baby, Burn, we dive into everything from Growing Season burning to his experience using prescribed fire in Kenya.
Nov 6, 2019
38 min
Learn Baby, Burn - Episode 1: An Introduction to Prescribed Fire
This podcast, distributed by the Michigan Prescribed Fire Council, is meant to educate the public on the existence and purpose of prescribed fire. Prescribed fire, or intentionally lit fires, have been used for tens of thousands of years as a way to naturally regenerate the land. Though they're cheap, effective, and safe, public perception of burning is understandably shaky. Burns seem scary, but hopefully by attempting to be transparent about how and why we burn, practitioners that use fire for good can spread an understanding regarding the benefits of prescribed fire.
Jan 24, 2019
20 min