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Sharon Dale

Award-winning radio news personality Sharon Dale anchored local news and public affairs interview shows in Los Angeles for about 30 years. She delivered the news on TalkRadio 790 KABC AM for more than 8 years and was the morning news anchor on KOST FM’s Mark and Kim Show for 17 years.  She also wrote, anchored and produced news for  Metro Networks/Westwood One.  Sharon has a penchant for news and interesting interview guests. She and Lucie Hill have hosted the Hill & Dale Show for two years.. Sharon currently works at Armstrong Garden Center in Los Angeles.

Sharon and her husband Bill moved to Los Angeles from Maine in 1979. They owned Noisy Toys Drums & Percussion store in L.A. for 15 years.  Sharon also enjoys her small garden, listening to music, photography, walking her Australian Cattle Dog and being outdoors.  Green living comes naturally to Sharon, whose parents were founding members of their local Farmers Market in Maine.


Lucie Hill

Lucie Hill hails from across the pond, has roots in New England and considers L.A. home. She is currently involved in commercial US radio, has hosted UK radio shows, written L.A. TV news, hosted and produced a music video show, worked as a digital journalist and is a (proud) career student! She recently launched a new business, "A Friend In," for Brits who want to come to L.A., but haven't a clue what to do, what to expect or how to do it. 

She enjoys life with her partner, Steve, relishes her 23-year-old son's global adventures, savors current events, business and technology, history, politics, yoga, biking, hiking, travel, music, fashion, movies and Facebook. 

She's a girlie girl with a twist of testosterone.



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Show Summary & Guests
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
This is the final new Hill & Dale Show for the foreseeable future. Lucie has a new job opportunity and had to leave the show. Charles Levine fills in as co-host today. We have two wonderful guests to close out the year.  Kim Knowlton, senior scientist with the Natural Resources Defense Council reports from New York on the recent UN Climate Change Conference. Then, Doug Cordell with the San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex tells us about wetland restoration efforts and the connection to climate change. Earth Gauge has holiday tips for saving water. The Noisy Toys Music Minute features holiday music from Larry Williams. Thanks so much to all of our Internet radio listeners and many contributors to the Hill & Dale Show the past 3 1/2 years! One of our favorite Christmas shows will be rebroadcast on Christmas day. All of our shows will continue to be accessible at and also on iTunes. 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
On today's show Charles Levine fills in as co-host for Lucie. Dr. Kerry Kriger, Founder/Director of Save the Frogs tells us about the Sungevity Gives Back Contest and the plight of frogs and other amphibians worldwide.  Then, Peter Geiger, editor of the Farmers' Almanac calls in from Lewiston, Maine with a chilly long range weather forecast. He also tells us how and why the almanac originated in 1818! Earth Gauge explains how the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count works. The Noisy Toys Music Minute features Karie Hillery's song "A Christmas Lullaby." . Happy holidays!
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Lucie and Sharon kick off December with a return visit from Mike Brown, the Green Garden Guy, who tells us about a very special Christmas tree farm in the Sierra Mountains. Then, we connect with soil scientist Sally Brown, a professor at the University of Washington who discusses World Soil Day . And Kevin Myers, the Founder of Green Starts Here, maker of the Shower Saver explains how his new devise saves water. Earth Gauge tells us how holiday LEDs help reduce your energy bill. The Noisy Toys Music Minute features Larry Williams’ song Christmas Time is Here. Plus, Eco News reveals another cause of Colony Collapse Disorder in honey bees and a new insect is discovered in Surinam. Thanks for listening!
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Our Thanksgiving eve show focuses on food and shopping, of course!  Pierre Delforge, Director of High Tech Energy Sector Efficiency for the Natural Resources Defense Council calls in just in time for Black Friday with the NRDC's Green Electronics Holiday Shopping Guide! Then Bonnie Wygel, President/CEO of Ventura County's FOOD SHARE program tells us how we can make the holidays happier for thousands of people who face hunger all year. Earth Gauge offers tips for a greener Thanksgiving holiday. The Noisy Toys Music Minute features  Karie Hillery's song "We Will Gather." Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for listening!
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Calling from Nicaragua, we connect with Chris Jordan, Manager of the Nicaragua Tapir Project to find out what's being done to protect these endangered prehistoric equine-related mammals. Then, author and medical doctor, Kwei Quartey, calls in with an update on his new book, Murder at Cape Three Points. Earth Gauge looks at the link between weather and exploration during Geography Awareness Week. The Noisy Toys Music Minute features Brad Dutz's, Fowl or Poultry?, as we start our Thanksgiving planning. Tweet@hillanddaleshow. Email: and
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
How do you determine the health of Mother Earth? On today's show, Gordon Hunter, author of "How Are You, Mother Earth?" (available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble) explains how his fictitious doctor characters give the Earth a physical exam and what they find out in the process. Then, Lewis MacAdams, President of Friends of the LA River calls in to discuss the state of the river and the recent ARBOR study.  Earth Gauge reminds us about America Recycles Day, and the Noisy Toys Music Minute features Karie Hillery's, "She's the Earth." Eco News covers the tragedy in the Philippines, disintegrating sea creatures and showering meteors. Email: or Plus, @hillanddaleshow. Thanks for listening!
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
We welcome three great guests to today's Hill & Dale Show!  Mike Brown, The Green Garden Guy joins us in the studio to explain how to entice beneficial wildlife to your yard. Then, Barry Wright, educator, activist and author of Betrayal of Trust join us from Canada via Skype. His new novel is about corporate responsibility and putting the environment first. Finally, Stan Doerr, President/CEO of ECHO calls in from the American Society of Agronomy meetings in Tampa, Florida to discuss “The Brown Revolution: A Sustainable Response to the Global Food Crisis.” Earth Gauge has tips on reducing your household energy use. The Noisy Toys Music Minute features Nicole Falzone's song "I Walk Alone."  Thanks for listening!
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
On our Halloween Eve show, we talk about scary clean energy and aliens! We chat with Walter Horsting, Principal with Business Development International about a new type of desalination plant, thorium-desalination. For more info, go to  And author and teacher Michael Middleton calls in from Hobart, Australia, to chat about his engaging new book "The Edge of Time." Earth Gauge has tips on energy saving light bulbs. The Noisy Toys Music Minute features Mahadev's song "The Greyhound." Contact @hillanddaleshow and on Facebook - Hill and Dale Show. Thanks for listening!
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Innovative eco-products from creative entrepreneurs are the focus of today's Hill & Dale Show. First, Victoria Kheel joins Sharon and Charles at LA Talk Radio to introduce her new Poppy's Naturally Clean for Pets products. Then, Joe Fox, founder of Dirtball calls in from North Carolina to discuss his new Green Jeans, made from recycled water bottles and leftover cotton. With a Halloween theme, Earth Gauge looks at how weather effects the pumpkin harvest. The Noisy Toys Music Minute features Jon Bare’s song "Monsters." Thanks to Charles Levine for filling in for Lucie this week! And, thanks for listening!
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
We welcome fellow LA Talk Radio host Mother Love back to discuss Diabetes Awareness Month as we head into the holiday season! Denise Gibbs, conservation specialist for Monarch Watch calls in from Maryland to discuss the miraculous migration of the monarch butterflies! Earth Gauge reminds us that it's Earth Science week. The Noisy Toys Music Minute features Jennifer Freedom's song Frankenfood.  Eco News covers the world! Contact us at and Also, @hillanddaleshow and Facebook. 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
With rain falling in Southern California today, the power of the sun features prominently.  Lucie and guest host Charles Levine welcome solar consultant/fusion engineer Scott Bailey to the studio for what's current in the solar industry (email for solar panel installation advice).  From Washington D.C., Dr. Peter Vincent Pry with the Center for Security Policy calls in with advice and (terrifying) warnings about the vulnerabilities of the U.S. national electric grid.  Check out Youtube. Meanwhile, Earth Gauge is concerned with saving "Drops and Watts" by offering tips on showering more efficiently.  Eco-News covers this year's two winners of the Nobel Prize for Physics; the wild L.A. mountain lion known as P-22; IKEA and solar panels; and California's new restrictions on damaging chemicals in consumer products.  Adaawe's, New Day, is the pick for The Noisy Toys Music Minute.  Email us at and  @hillanddaleshow.  Thanks for listening!>
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
The world’s coral reefs are in big trouble, suffering from climate change, pollution and overfishing.  Dan Thornhill, Coral Reef Marine Scientist with Defenders of Wildlife says there’s hope we can save them with promising programs like a new collaboration with Petco aimed at  reducing the impact of  the aquarium trade on corals. Avital Andrews, Lifestyle Editor for Sierra Magazine calls in from San Francisco to discuss eco-sweeteners and warm eco-gifts as the holiday season approaches. Mike Brown, The Green Garden Guy joins us in the studio with tips on how to grow your own Halloween pumpkins. The Noisy Toys Music Minute features Carl Rigoli’s song “Sea Samba.” Earth Gauge reminds us that October is Children’s Health Month. And, Eco News includes the closure of National Parks, a new U.N. report on climate change, Greenpeace activists charged with piracy in Russia and more.  Thanks for listening!
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Seeds and Stevia are the focus of today's show. Genevieve Arnold, Seed Program Manager for the Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants explains how she collects seeds from native plants for sale and why planting natives is good for the environment. The Foundation’s Fall Plant Sale is October 11,12, 18 and 19. Then, Robert Brooke, CEO of Stevia First Corp. tells us about the Stevia plant and how his company processes it to make a  new sweetener that's sweeter than sugar, safe to eat and has no calories. Earth Gauge reminds us that National Public Lands Day is this Saturday. Eco News includes: a global warming hiatus, salmon on a record run,  Russia vs Greenpeace, a steep decline in the sage grouse population, shark overfishing hurts coral reefs and more. The Noisy Toys Music Minute features Sambaguru’s song “Tribu Ghandista.”  Thanks for listening!
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
A revolutionary way to make paper and controlling harmful bugs is our focus today.  We welcome Jeff Golfman, co-founder and business partner with actor Woody Harrelson of the brand Step Forward Paper. This amazing paper is regular in appearance, yet is made up of 80 percent wheat straw and only 20 percent wood products! Just 2 boxes save one tree! Then, Truc Dever, Community Affairs Director of Greater L.A. County Vector Control District joins us in the studio to discuss West Nile Virus and the best ways to protect yourself from it. The Noisy Toys Music Minute features The Standells', It's All About the Money.  Earth Gauge tells how to join a citizen science project this fall and Eco News covers California's Coastal Clean-Up Day, Greenpeace's latest skirmish in the Arctic and the derivation of the term "harvest moon." Contact:,, @hillanddaleshow and on our Hill and Dale Show Facebook page! Thanks for listening!
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
We submerge into a world of water creatures, both mammal and fish, as Beth Pratt, California Director of the National Wildlife Federation's Pacific Regional Center discusses a new report on how climate change is threatening freshwater fish and other wildlife. Then, Jim Curland of Friends of the Sea Otter explains Sea Otter Awareness Week and the continuing efforts to protect this unique animal.  Listen out for Earth Gauge and Eco News!  The Noisy Toys Music Minute features Karie Hillery's, We Will Honor Them.Find us on iTunes! and Stitcher. Contact: and  Twitter@hillanddaleshow. Thanks for listening!
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
We kick off September with an update on the health of the Gulf of Mexico from Raleigh Hoke, with the Gulf Restoration Network, 3 years after the BP oil spill. Then Robb Hampton. National Environmental Education Foundation calls in from D.C. to tell us about the 20th anniversary of  National Public Lands Day Mike Brown, The Green Garden Guy, has tips on coping with spider season and also fills in as co-host for vacationing Lucie. Eco News includes an update on the massive wildfire burning near Yosemite National Park. The Noisy Toys Music Minute features Ron Powell’s song “Corazonnada.” Free podcasts on iTunes and Stitcher.  Lucie will be back next week!
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Who are our future environmental leaders? We meet three strong candidates on today’s Hill & Dale when we chat with Cristina Sanchez, Melissa Bush and Alondra Meija, new grads of  The Nature Conservancy’s LEAF (Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future) summer internship program. The girls are currently seniors at the Environmental Charter High School near Los Angeles who spent a month working at a nature preserve near Murrietta, California. We also chat with Bob Koons, Executive Director of the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust about the need for preserving land for sanctuaries to protect wildlife from poachers, urban sprawl and and development.  Mike Brown, the Green Garden Guy has great advise on choosing the best trees for your landscape. Earth Gauge has tips for a healthier, greener school year. The Noisy Toys Music Minute features Miranda Rondeau and the LuvAmp Project’s “This Love.” Eco News includes an update on the massive wildfire near Yosemite National Park and Tesla is a top seller in California. Special thanks to Charles Levine for filling in for Lucie this week!
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
It’s all about our fine feathered friends on today's Hill & Dale Show! First Mark Salvo with Defenders of Wildlife tells us about the shrinking Western Sage Grouse population and why these iconic birds may soon be included on the Endangered Species List. Then, Dr, George Fenwick, President of the American Bird Conservancy explains why ornithologists from 14 countries are gathering in Utah this weekend for the Fifth International Partners in Flight MeetingMike Brown, the Green Garden Guy tackles some tough garden pests: aphids, mealy bugs and spider mites, oh my!  Earth Gauge looks at wetland water sources. Eco News covers solar panels on the White House, plans to remap coastalal areas in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, and carbon-neutral shipping in Vermont. The Noisy Toys Music Minute features Larry Williams’ song “John & Paul’s Little Bird.”  Thanks for listening!
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
It's back to school for millions of students! Avital Andrews, Life Style Editor for Sierra Magazine (, joins us to discuss the 7th annual Cool Schools edition! Then, Ruby Roth, author of new children's book, V is for Vegan - The ABC's of Being Kind. (wedonteatanimals.comMike Brown, The Green Garden Guy, ( has advice about how to maintain healthy patio plants. offers tips on avoiding painful encounters with yellow jacket wasps. Eco News covers an already (suspected) dramatic rise in sea levels, and an anti-fracking rally in California! The Noisy Toys Music Minute features Nicole Falzone's song, Walking Tall.  Free podcasts on iTunes and Stitcher! Also @hillanddaleshow. Contact: Thanks for listening!
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
What happens when a California real estate developer realizes all his money and success doesn't make him happy and he decides to reconnect with nature? Adam C. Hall, author of The Earthkeeper - Undeveloping the Future tells us why he founded The Earthkeepers Alliance to reduce urban sprawl. Then, Stacy Bare, Director of Sierra Club "Mission Outdoors" sierraclub.orgreports on Great Outdoors America Week and how getting outdoors helps military veterans. Mike Brown, The Green Garden Guy tells us how to care for our house plants (and how to tell the difference between real and synthetic!) Earth Gauge reminds us it's National Water Quality Month. Plus, Eco News covers the world!The Noisy Toys Music Minute, features composer  Carl Rigoli's song "Heffie." Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
What caused a huge jump in earthquakes in the central and eastern U.S. recently? U.S. Geological Survey geophysicist Bill Ellsworth has the surprising answer on today's show. Information at Then, Lydia Ball, Executive Director of the Clean Energy Project tells us about the upcoming 6th annual National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas. Mike Brown, the Green Garden Guy, has advice on choosing fragrant plants for your garden. Contact:  Earth Gauge offers tips on saving water in your yard. We have Eco News and some rockin' summertime music from Jon Bare and the Hula Monsters! Contact: @hillanddaleshow, Hill and Dale Facebook page and Sharon Dale's and Lucie Hill's individual Facebook pages! Also download on iTunes! and Stitcher. Thanks for listening!
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
How does climate change effect the creatures of the land, sea and air?  Today’s guests take a closer look! Felice Stadler, Senior Director for Climate and Energy with the National Wildlife Federation describes the pathways to a clean energy future and why they are essential to protect the environment for wildlife. Linda Welch, biologist with the Maine Coastal Islands Wildlife Refuge tells us how climate change is negatively impacting sea birds including Atlantic Puffins, Arctic Terns and Great Shearwaters. Green Garden Guy Mike Brown offers valuable tips on water wise gardening in his weekly segment. Earth Gauge links herbicides and pesticides to the declining frog and amphibian population world wide. Eco News includes more bad PR for Sea World, man made earthquakes and how the warming of deep oceans makes it appear that climate change is slowing down. The Noisy Toys Music Minute features  Adaawe’s song “Jigbo.”  Thanks for listening!
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Earth and water, the fundamentals of life, are the focus of today's Hill & Dale Show. In his weekly segment, Mike Brown, the Green Garden Guy, GreenGardenGuy@yahoo.comgives us some great advise on moving trees and shrubs without risking transplant shock. New York Times science writer Jim Robbins calls in from Helena, Montana to discuss his article “The Hidden World Under Our Feet.”  He says the biggest threat to soil health is commercial agriculture. He’s also the author of a new Random House book “The Man Who Planted Trees.” Then, Brian Stranko, Regional Director, North and Central Coast, with The Nature Conservancy nature.orgexplains why the 90 year old San Clemente Dam on California’s Carmel River is being removed to help improve wild fish migration. Earth Gauge reminds us that even small headwater streams are very important.  Eco News includes stories about deadly air pollution in Northern China, an innovative way to conserve water in Northern Europe and more. The Noisy Toys Music Minute features Michelle Mangione’s song “Love & Tenderness.” Thanks for listening!
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
With summer in full swing, we chat with Steve Holmer, Senior Policy Advisor with the American Bird Conservancy, who describes efforts to increase protections for threatened seabirds. Tom Wilson, director of the Volunteer Vacations program at American Conservation Experience,  reveals a new program allowing volunteers to take the vacation of a lifetime on Catalina Island, at the Grand Canyon National Park or at Bryce Canyon National Park. Mike, the Green Garden Guy, ( explains those numbers on your bag of fertilizer! Earth Gauge reminds us that it's UV Safety Month.  Eco News includes global threats to conifers, heated broccoli and more. The Noisy Toys Music Minute features Ame Kora's song "Happiness." Free podcasts on iTunes & Stitcher! @hillanddaleshow. Email: Thanks for listening!
Wednesday, July 3, 2013

We’re celebrating Independence Day with Mike Brown, the Green Garden Guy, Avital Andrews, Lifestyle Editor for Sierra Magazine and Julie Heath, Associate Professor at Boise State University Mike tells us about an awesome organic garden he planted in Lancaster. Avital shares tips for a green 4th of July celebration. And Julie describes her study on nesting American kestrels and how well-meaning human intervention can sometimes backfire! Earth Gauge offers fireworks safety tips. Eco News includes new risks near Chernobyl, CO2 extracted from air and Yellowstone bison heading to an Indian reservation in Montana. The Noisy Toys Music Minute features a new song from Larry Williams called “My Home Town.”
Thanks for listening!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Green spaces and animal conservation are among today's themes. Guests Jerry Karnas of the Center for Biological Diversity  and Gregg Howald, Regional Director of Island Conservation North America, join us. Green Garden Guy Mike Brown prepares the yard for hurricanes and other weather events.. The show is sponsored by The Sierra ClubExplore, Enjoy and Protect the Planet!  Catch the week's Earth Gauge tip and the latest Eco-News! The Noisy Toys Music Minute features Francis Ndoumbe’s, Mi Rumba.  Email: Twitter@hillanddaleshow. The Hill and Dale Show Facebook page! Thank you for listening!
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Charles Levine is guest host this week as Sharon takes some much-deserved time off.  Dan Wrinn, Director of Public Policy with Ducks Unlimited, calls from Washington, D.C., to talk about the Farm Bill and the 750,000-strong organization.  Mike Brown, The Green Garden Guy, is kind to weeds on this week’s enviro-minute.   Listen out for the week’s Earth Gauge Tip and Eco-News! The Noisy Toys Music Minute features Ron Powell’s instrumental, Yabu. "The Hill and Dale Show" is sponsored by The Sierra Club. “Explore, Enjoy and Protect the Planet!”  Download past shows on iTunes!, Stitcher and Hilldale.php. Email:
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Warmer weather is here! Tara Treiber, Education Director with Heal the Bay updates us on the water quality at Southern California beaches just in time for summer.  Then, Floyd Truetken and Jeff Sanchez call in from the Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Roswell, New Mexico to tell us about a new way to enjoy nature, "Dragonflying."  The Noisy Toys Music Minute supports that theme with percussionist Miranda Rondeau's, "Dragonfly." Mike Brown, the "Green Garden Guy" tells us how to have healthy, blooming roses all summer.  Earth Gauge focuses on protecting California's Rivers.  Eco News includes a Monsanto update, the accidental death of Mott Greene, owner of the Grenada Chocolate Factory, California is tops in clean technology and more. Many thanks to our sponsor, The Sierra Club, inviting you to "Explore, Enjoy and Protect the Planet!" Email: Contact us @hillanddaleshow. Friend the Hill and Dale Show, Lucie Hill and Sharon Dale on Facebook!
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
On this World Environmental Day we cover the U.S. from Alaska to Hollywood! Pat Lampi, Executive Director of the Alaska Zoo calls in from Anchorage to tells us how the Alaska Zoo helps conserve native wildlife like polar bears and how the animals (and keepers) cope with the long, cold winters. Kathleen Courtney, cofounder Producers Guild of America Green updates us on the “Greening of Hollywood.” She explains how major film studios including Disney, Sony, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, Paramount and Dreamworks are reducing waste and increasing their eco-friendly practices. In his weekly segment, Mike Brown, the Green Garden Guy offers advise to homeowners on how to handle an inherited landscape. Earth Gauge is all about National Fishing and Boating Week.  Eco News includes tornado and wildfire updates, two victories for foes of GMOs and the Natural History Museum of L.A. County turns 100. The Noisy Toys Music Minute features Sambaguru’s song “Ginga.” Many thanks to our wonderful new sponsor, The Sierra Club
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

With a gardening and radio theme, Maria Kremer Sanchez, host of the Maria Sanchez Show on L.A. Talk, drops by.   Plus, Certified Color and Image Consultant and Interior Designer, Laurel Lund, and author of When Glory Got Her Glow Back (as well as former editor for Better Homes & Gardens and Natural Home magazines) describes her journey through color.  and  Mike Brown, the Green Garden Guy, gives us the one-minute Dirt on Great Garden Soil.  President and Editor at  In Earth Gauge News, it's summer road trip tips.   The Noisy Toys Music Minute features Michelle Mangione’s, America the Blue.  Eco-News includes the tornado cleanup, a climate change conference in Germany and the March Against Monsanto. Download the show at iTunes! and Stitcher and  Follow @hillanddaleshow.  Friend us on Facebook!  Email:

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Why was Dan Ashe, Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on PBS’ Antiques Roadshow recently? He tells Sharon and Lucie this week about why owning even an anttque rhino horn is illegal and updates us on the worldwide battle to save endangered species from poachers. Dan also reports on the recent CITES conference in Thailand and on efforts to conserve our coastal wetlands. Then, Alissa Hauser, Executive Director of The Pollination Project tells us about some of the hundreds of  inspired individuals who have been given one-thousand dollar grants to further their dreams of making the world a better, more peaceful and more sustainable place. Mike Brown, The Green Garden Guy‘s weekly segment is on "Garden insects: the good, the bad & the ugly."  Earth Gauge offers tips on safe summer recreation, specifically, boating. Eco News includes an update on the devastating tornadoes, Hudson powered by wind, and no more cheap solar panels. The Noisy Toys Music Minute features Jon Bare and the Killer Whales’ song Clambake.  Thanks for listening!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

We celebrate our third Anniversary show!  To join us, Mike Brown, The Green Garden Guy, is in the studio and launches his new regular weekly one-minute enviro-segment .  Next, we chat with radio personality and entrepreneur, Nick Federoff, host/founder of Things Green.  Earth Gauge Newscovers Bike To Work Week.    (Thank you, Earth Gauge, for the show promotion on your site!)  Eco-News spans the continuing global temperature debate; the Minnesota ice attack; and cultured meat.  The Noisy Toys Music Minute features Adaawe’s A Brand New Day.  Eco Activities this weekend in Los Angeles include The 24th Annual Great Los Angeles River CleanUp, this Saturday, May 18, from 9 to noon. Residents will join Friends of the LA River (FoLAR)  to clean the Los Angeles River at 15 locations throughout L.A.   Plus, the L.A. County Museum of Natural History presents its 27th annual Bug Fair this weekend, May 18-19.  Check out the Butterfly Pavilion.  Get tickets in advance.  Download past shows on Twitter@hillanddaleshow Facebook: Hill and Dale Show/Sharon Dale/Lucie Hill.  Email:  Thanks for listening!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

How do you make your yard attractive to native wildlife like hummingbirds and butterflies? Naturalist David Mizejewski, Spokesman for the National Wildlife Federation tells us how you can turn your yard, garden or balcony into a Certified Wildlife Habitat. During Garden for Wildlife Month, NWF will plant one native tree for every yard that’s certified in May! Then Avital Andrews, Lifestyle Editor for Sierra Magazine tells us about her interview with famed primatologist Jane Goodall and offers some “green” gift ideas for Mother’s Day.  Earth Gauge offers tips on spotting migratory birds this spring. Eco News includes a report on Navy drones patrolling the Southern California coast, the first solar-powered plane that can fly day and night, giant stucco-munching snails invade Florida, the Great LA River Cleanup and Bug Fest at the L.A. County Museum of Natural History.  The Noisy Toys Music Minute features  Eddie Kilgallon’s song “Happy Mother’s Day.” Next week: the Hill & Dale Third Anniversary Show with “Things Green” host Nick Federoff and Mike Brown, the Green Garden Guy!  Stay tuned!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

I am Skyping the show from the Milken Institute's Global Conference 2013, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills while Sharon webcasts from Sherman Oaks.  The annual meeting of the minds at the Global Conference is a who's-who of world leaders, scientists, thinkers, philanthropists, business-people, journalists and celebrities coming together to discuss and implement solutions to global issues. During the show, Sharon and I speak to Paul Scott, Plug-In America/a.k.a. the Electric Car Guy, about electric car trends and metrics Next, we discuss with Kristin Urquiza, Director of Think Outside the Bottle & Public Water Works! with Corporate Accountability International, their campaign to get bottled water out of national parks.  The Earth Gauge topic highlights Air Quality Awareness Week.   Eco-News reveals cleaner California air with a catch; and no certainty for gray wolves.  The Noisy Toys Music Minute features Carl Rigoli’s, Ken’s Blues.  Download Hill and Daleon iTunes! and Stitcher.  Email:  Friend us on Facebook - Hill and Dale Show - and Tweet@hillanddaleshow.  Thanks for listening!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

This week's topic concerns stewardship of our trees and plant-life. Lindsey Allen, Acting Director of Rainforest Action Network (RAN), shares the organization's mission ("Environmentalism With Teeth") and accomplishments, as well as sharing her own distinguished career.    Lynette Kampe, Director, and Lisa Novick, Director of Outreach and Education at the Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants  offer key tips when planting a flower or vegetable garden.  The Noisy Toys Music Minute features Karie Hillery’s, She’s the Earth. Earth Gauge draws attentions to National Arbor Day.    Eco-News covers last weekend's Earth Day; the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) warns California to use its grants for clean water projects; California's low winter rainfall spells looming trouble for firefighters; and April 27's worldwide Save The Frogs Day.  Download on iTunes! and Stitcher. Tweet@hillanddaleshow. Friend us on the Hill and Dale Show Facebook page.  Email:

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Approaching Earth Day, Karen Roth, holistic nutritionist, co-author of "I Married a Nutritionist"  tells us about harsh chemicals in every-day skincare products and what we can do to make our daily grooming choices more earth-friendly and healthy. Next, Sarah Kozicki of the National Environment Education Foundation calls in from D.C. to discuss EE Week - Environmental Education Week; what it is and how people can help!   Linked, Earth Gauge also offers tips about National Environmental Education Week. In Eco-News, a possible California statewide ban on plastic shopping bags; the Sierra Club's "Get Out!" campaign; the chemical BPA added to the growing birth defect danger list; non-profit Ventura County Food Forwardteaming up the David Bohnett Foundation, L.A. DWP, and L.A. Recreation and Parks Department to save a 10-acre orange grove. The Noisy Toys Music Minute features Ted Vigil's Blessings in the Skies. Download the Hill and Dale Show on iTunes! and Stitcher. Email us at! Sign up for our weekly e-newsletter. Tweet@hillanddaleshow. Facebook: The Hill and Dale Show. Thanks for listening!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
It's a clean and green show! Both our guests are about spring cleaning! Victoria Kheel of Poppy’s "Naturally Clean" products is in-studio to talk to us about her line of chemical-free and biodegradable products, which are dye and fragrance-free.  Then, Shelly Backlar from Friends of the L.A. River, or Folar, also joins us in-studio to discuss this year's Great L.A. River Clean-Up on Saturday, May 18!   Earth Gauge concentrates on spring gardening tips, and Eco-News covers the Statoil and ConocoPhillip decision to stay clear of Arctic drilling; the extension of California's "Green Sticker" program; the worsening fate of the manatee; and solar roads of the future. The Noisy Toys Music Minute features The Magruder Monktet’s Joy Bop!  Email us at Look up our Hill and Dale Facebook page and follow us @hillanddaleshow. Thanks for listening!
Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Earth Month is here and we kick it off  with two great guests!  Dr. Brandt Kehoe, President, Friends of the Elephant Seal  tells us about this amazing sea mammal which was thought to be extinct in the 1880s until a small colony of survivors was discovered in  Mexico.  Today, more than 18-thousand Northern Elephant Seals live at Piedras Blancas Rookery, a stretch of beach along California's Central Coast, (near Hearst Castle) attracting hundreds of  human visitors weekly. Then we hear from Mizar Turdiu, owner of Pur2o Water  Filtration and Purification Systems who says “there’s no such thing as pure water from nature.” Earth Gauge covers National Public Health Week and offers easy tips to protect your health and save money. Eco News includes the Exxon Mobile tar sands spill in Arkansas, an EPA plan to require cleaner gasoline, more bad bee news, and the world’s greenest building. The Noisy Toys Music Minute features Larry Williams’ new song “My Favorite Color’s Green.”  

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

As spring arrives in the Northern Hemisphere, the experts advise us to venture outside and enjoy the outdoors!  Our first guest is Avital Andrews, Life Style Editor of Sierra Magazine, who tells about the Sierra Club's current campaign: "Get Out!".

Next, Sara Feldman with the California State Parks Foundation visits the studio in-person, and we learn about California's plethora of parks and volunteering opportunities on their Earth Day celebration, April 13! (Earth Day is April 22.)
Earth Gauge advises us to check the AC unit in preparation for the coming warmer weather.  Eco-News covers the probability of the formation of more devastating hurricanes; plans to work on tsunami reduction in California; locusts on Madagascar; Donald Trump tangling with Scotland, and a seal pup found in a Swedish forest.  The Noisy Toys Music Minute features Larry Williams' (AKA Wilmon Will) Ice Cream on my Sunday Suit from the CD, Tales of Wilmon Will.  Download Hill and Dale on iTunes! and Stitcher.  Tweet@hillanddaleshow.  Email:  Thanks for listening!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

We celebrate the first day of spring on today’s show as Sara Carnochan, cofounder of Heart Beet Gardening joins us to chat about her custom organic vegetable gardening business in Los Angeles. Sara says edible gardens are more popular than ever! Then, physicist/engineer Dr. Charanjit Mahrok calls in from Washington, D.C. area to talk about his new book “The World in 2099.” Dr. Mahrok presents mounting evidence that unless something is done to slow the world’s booming population growth, mankind will run out of basic minerals, clean water, food and other necessities of life as we know it. He predicts more wars and chaos in the future and he’s urging world leaders to find solutions. Earth Gauge explains how to build a rain container garden. The EPA reminds us that it’s Fix a Leak Week.  Eco News includes a big jump in the U.S. vehicle fuel economy average, the National Wildlife Federation is celebrating National Wildlife Week, more sick sea lions are showing up on SoCal beaches and a Nevada solar energy company is expanding. The Noisy Toys Music Minute features Marcus Miller’s song “Spring Has Sprung.” 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

How does global population growth impact the environment ? What’s the connection between the baby boom, over consumption and the rapid extinction of plants and animals? And, how is climate change impacting arctic creatures like the polar bear? Today’s guests tackle these tough questions and more! We welcome back Karla Dutton, Defenders of Wildlife’s Alaska Field Director and polar bear expert . She clears up the myths surrounding this threatened species and gives us the facts on how they’re faring as the sea ice melts. Then, Jerry Karnas, Director of the Center for Biological Diversity’s Campaign on Human Population Growth  tells us that the Earth’s population has topped 7 billion and is growing fast. One way you can help is by purchasing their unique Endangered Species CondomsEarth Gauge offers tips on protecting our groundwater. Eco News includes soaring global temps, a new energy source in Japan, an old energy source in Iceland with new customers, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) wraps up in Thailand and bee venom kills HIV. The Noisy Toys Music Minute features Karie Hillery’s song “Solstice Peace.” Thanks for listening!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

This week, it's all about the great outdoors! Landscape Designer, Mike Brown, a.k.a "The Green Garden Guy," visits the studios and chats about his work, Costa Rica and native plants.  I Ling Thompson, Vice President of Communications with the Outdoor Industry Associationcalls in to talk about the organization, its affiliation with outdoors companies and a recent study.   Earth Gauge covers National Severe Weather Preparedness Week.  Eco-News highlights the selection of two new Obama Administration cabinet members; Shell withdraws its oil drilling operations from the Arctic; mandatory solar panels in Lancaster, California; a rare butterfly's comeback to L.A.; and the unveiling of a new hybrid Ferrari. The Noisy Toys Music Minute features Miranda Rondeau and the LuvAmpProject, This Love.  Download Hill & Dale on iTunes! and Stitcher. Email: Friend us on our Facebook page, Hill and Dale Show! Tweet@hillanddaleshow. Thanks for listening! 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Guest host, Charles, and I talk to Dr. Amber Mace, Associate Director at U.C. Davis Policy Institute for Energy, Environment and the Economy, formerly with the Ocean Protection Council and Ocean Science Trust and Transportation Committee. Earth Gauge covers the protection of native plants.  Eco-News examines often mislabeled seafood; malnourished sea lions; tree planting in Long Beach; and the lifting of a Southern Californian lizard from the endangered species list. The Noisy Toys Music Minute features Francis Ndoumbe’s, Fatima. Download Hill and Dale on iTunes! and Stitcher.  Friend us on the Hill and Dale Show Facebook page, and Tweet@hillanddaleshow.  Thanks for listening!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

We meet Karen Roth, holistic nutritionist and co-author of I Married a Nutritionist for a discussion about men's health and BPA. Next, we find out about the lives, habits and environmental dangers for the walrus from Marine Mammal Scientist Dr. Lori Polasek at the Alaska SeaLife Center, and Assistant Research Professor for the School of Fisheries & Ocean Sciences at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks. .  The Earth Gauge tip  addresses water conservation, and Eco-News covers the XL Pipeline; the punishing meteor over Russia; and more fines for BP contractors. The Noisy Toys Music Minute features Michelle Mangione’s, What is a Saint.  Download the Hill & Dale Show on iTunes!  and Stitcher.  Follow  Twitter@hillanddaleshow.  Friend us the Hill & Dale Show Facebook page!  Email at  Sign up for the Hill & Dale Show weekly e-newsletter!  Thanks for listening! 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

It's the scourge of the modern world: traffic! This week, we tackle some numbers and trends in the 2011 Congested Corridors Report and 2012 Urban Mobility Report with Associate Research Scientist David L. Schrank of the Mobility Analysis Program at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.    Next, in recognition that traffic congestion makes us unhappy, Helena Norberg-Hodge, Director for the International Society for Ecology & Culture (ISEC) calls in from Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia, to talk about the concepts behind general happiness, the film and upcoming March conference in Byron Bay,The Economics of Happiness.   The Earth Gauge tip highlights the Great Backyard Bird Count! www,  In Eco-News, a ban on "puppy mills" at Los Angeles' pet stores; a newly discovered species of snake in Vietnam; and drones on patrol to catch poachers of endangered wildlife.  The Noisy Toys Music Minute features Chalo Eduardo’s, Beija Flor Suite.  Download Hill and Dale on iTunes! and Stitcher. Tweet@hillanddaleshow. Like our Facebook page, Hill and Dale Show!  Email us at and sign up for our weekly e-newsletter! Thank you for listening! 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Music, laughter and social consciousness fill the Hill & Dale show this week! Otto Martin and Jennifer Freedom join us in the LA Talk Radio studios for a preview of this weekends Conscious Life Expo at the LAX Hilton.  Jennifer also explains the inspiration for her song “LovElution.” Then Dr. Kerry Kriger, founder/director of Save the Frogs calls in from Santa Cruz with an update on the battle to save some 2,000 species of frogs and other amphibians threatened with extinction around the world. You can help by signing his online petition to ban the pesticide atrazine. Earth Gauge thas tips on how saving electricity at home can help reduce water pollution. Eco News covers the nomination of a new Interior Secretary, the discovery of a vast reserve of oil deep under California’s Central Valley, a deadly tsunami his the Solomon Islands and  New England’s fishing industry is hit by new restrictions on cod harvests. The Noisy Toys Music Minute features Kerry Kriger’s song Bhairavi.  Thanks to Verengo Solar! To cut  your energy bills in half, go to or call  855-204-6519 for a free, no-obligation quote!!
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Hill and Dale celebrates the thoughtful visual arts this week with our two guests. First, we catch up with George Langworthy, Producer/Director of the film, Vanishing of the Bees. We unfold George's many successes over the two years since we last spoke and the progress being made to save honeybee populations. and Then, we chat with Ron James, Conscious Media Producer. We find out about Ron's definition of the term, "Conscious Media," about his blossoming tower garden business and the innovative artist-leaning IvolveTV.  In Eco-News, a warning from the National Wildlife Federation about climate change, good news from the energy sector, and cars powered by...air! In Earth Gauge News, we bust myths and reveal truths about weather-predicting fauna.  The Noisy Toys Music Minute features Larry Williams' Pastoral, from Tales of WilmonCD.  Download the Hill and Dale Show on iTunes! and Stitcher. Follow us on Twitter@hillanddaleshow. Friend us on our Hill & Dale Show Facebook page!  Email us at and  sign up for the Hill & Dale Show weekly e-newsletter.  Thank you to Verengo Solar for your sponsorship. To half your energy bills, go to or call  855-204-6519 for a free, no-obligation quote!!
Wednesday, January 23, 2013

We explore links between the health of the environment and our food supply on this week’s Hill & Dale Show. Dick Feely, Senior Fellow with NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory  based in Seattle specializes in the study of how the oceans take up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and how that effects marine ecosystems. He’s a member of  Washington State’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Ocean Acidification  formed by Governor Chris Gregoire to address the threat of ocean acidification to the state’s $270-million shellfish industry. Then, Grant Lundberg, CEO of Lundberg Family Farms  calls in from Northern California to describe his organic rice farm and why he supports the movement to label foods that contain GMOs. Earth Gauge  offers tips on how to save water by checking for silent plumbing leaks. Eco News includes mining on asteroids, searching for aerosol particles in the atmosphere, and a proposal to ban single use plastic bags in California. The Noisy Toys Music Minute features Adaawe’s song “A New Day.”The Hill and Dale Show is brought to you in part by Verengo Solar.  Please go to or call 855-204-6519 for a free, no-obligation quote!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

This week, we enjoy the company of Avital Andrews, Sierra Magazine’s Lifestyle Editor,, and Karla Dutton, Defenders of Wildlife’s Alaska field director and polar bear expert.   Earth Gauge saves us money on utility bills while helping the environment. In Eco-News, we discuss the unusually cold Southern California temperatures; increasing overall evidence of global warming; and two Los Angeles newspaper deliverers who stole hundreds of undelivered papers so that they could recycle them for money. The Noisy Toys Music Minute features Rob Blakeslee with Brad Dutz from the Double Yellow CD, Ice Flow.  Download the show on iTunes! and Stitcher. Email us at and sign up for our weekly free e-newsletter! Follow @hillanddaleshow.  The Hill and Dale Show is brought to you in part by Verengo Solar.  Please go to or call 855-204-6519 for a free, no-obligation quote! Thanks for listening! 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

From the undersea depths to a high-flying rock ‘n’ roll memoir, Hill & Dale Show guests cover it all! First, Dr. Dan Thornhill, Defenders of Wildlife’s Coral Marine Scientist calls in from Washington, D.C. to tell us about his deep sea research while he was a visiting professor at Bowdoin College in Maine and about his current research on coral reefs. He explains how the world’s corals are threatened by climate change, pollution and over fishing. Then, our friend and fellow L.A. radio personality Anita Gevinson tells us about her new book “You Turn Me On I’m A Radio...My Wild Rock ‘N’ Roll Life.” Anita was very successful DJ at WMMR in Philadelphia during the 1970’s and 80’s and shares her exploits with several major rock stars in her book. From Earth Gauge we learn how to spot early signs of spring wildflowers. Eco News covers the raging wildfires in Australia, the official word that 2012 was the hottest year on record and how Arctic hurricanes effect climate. We are sponsored by Verengo Solar! To cut your energy bills, go to or call 855-204-6519 for a free, no-obligation quote! The Noisy Toys Music Minute features Carl Rigoli’s song “Sea Samba.”

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

It's a New Year and, as is a January tradition on the Hill and Dale Show, Julie Miller, keynote speaker and author of Secrets of Self Starters, helps us with new ideas, resolutions and commitments!   And in the spirit of saving our planet, money and energy, Brandon Wickham of American Greenpower reveals the company's various induction lighting products and why we, as consumers, need to care about our light source.  In Earth Gauge News, we find out more about radon gas, why it is dangerous and what we can do about it.   In Eco-News, find out the top five reasons why people are beginning to take the concept of climate change more seriously!  The Noisy Toys Music Minute features Jon Bare and the Killer Whales’, Mo’ Money, from the Orcastra CD.  Download the Hill and Dale Show (free) on iTunes! and Stitcher.  Follow us @hillanddaleshow.  Friend us on the Hill and Dale Show Facebook page!  Email us at!   We are sponsored by Verengo Solar! To cut your energy bills, go to or call 855-204-6519 for a free, no-obligation quote! 

Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Encore presentation of installment 12/7/11
The show is heavily powered by wind this week! Kelly Fuller, Wind Campaign Manager with the American Bird Conservancy, discusses the hundreds of birds killed by wind turbines and what can be done about it.   Herbert Raffaele, Division of International Conservation, with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Wildlife Without Borders programs enthralls us with facts about elephants that can smell water from 20 miles away, but that sadly, along with tigers, rhinos and many primates, are vanishing due to man's burgeoning needs.  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is teaming up with the U.S. Postal Service to sell Save Vanishing Species U.S. postage stamps as a means of stemming the world's potential wildlife loss  This week's Earth Gauge tip advises how to minimize damage around your home and community during strong winds. Our Eco-News blows through the hurricane-force Santa Winds that enveloped Southern California last week and the resulting destruction, the first ever electricity-generating wave machine anchored deep in the Pacific just off the state of Victoria in Australia, the very sad news (for hundreds of exotic, abandoned animals) that Los Angeles' Wildlife Waystation is closing due to lack of funds, thegood news that California's other-worldly Mono Lake State Park is remaining open.  Meanwhile, the Climate Change Conference continues in Durban, South Africa and December 8th is International Human Rights Day.  The Noisy Toys Music Minute features Larry Williams', "Christmas Time is Here."  Download us on iTunes.  Contact for editorial or sponsorship requests.  Thanks for listening!
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

We celebrate our third annual Hill & Dale Christmas Show with two fantastic guests! Dr. Scott Sillett, wildlife biologist with the Smithsonian Institution’s Migratory Bird Center tells us how natural and man-made changes are influencing migratory birds. He’s the lead author of a new study that concludes the Island Scrub Jay, found only on Santa Cruz Island, is the rarest bird in California. Sillett says only about 2,500 of these birds are left. Then, Joel Kurtzman, Senior Fellow with the Milken Institute and Executive Director of the Center for Accelerating Energy Solutions explains how the renown Santa Monica think tank works to solve the world’s most challenging problems. He shares good news about America’s energy situation, even though he says, “the U.S. is the only country in the world without an energy policy!”  Earth Gauge offers tips on reducing hot water usage to cut your energy bill.  Eco News includes a pledge from Norway to help preserve a forest in Indonesia, Hollywood stars hope to buy millions of dollars worth of sand to save their Malibu homes from washing away and there’s only one commercial dairy left in Los Angeles County. The Noisy Toys Music Minute features Larry Williams version of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” We are sponsored by Verengo Solar. To cut your energy bills, please go to www.VerengoHillandDale.comMerry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

On this historic day of 12/12/12, we talk to radio morning host Bob Madden with 101.3 KATY in Temecula, California.  We get a progress report on the Madden family's electric Nissan Leaf and Bob's automotive plans for next year.  Then, from the island of Tasmania, Australia, deep in the Southern Hemisphere, we talk to Dr. Mark Curran, Australia Antarctic Division's Ice Core Chemist and Glaciologist with the Climate Process and Change Program.  Dr. Curran gives us incredible insight into ice core drilling and what climatologists are researching as part of a balanced scientific approach to climate change. .  In Earth Gauge News, we look at the Annual Christmas Bird Count and learn that some well-known birds are moving north.   In Eco-News, U.S. Democrats push for action on climate change after Hurricane Sandy; poop is put to good use; plus, the two-week climate change conference in Doha is over and the world waits for concrete international consensus and results.  The Noisy Toys Music Minute comes from Karie Hillery's, A Christmas Lullaby.  Download Hill and Dale on iTunes! and Stitcher. Follow @hillanddaleshow.  Like us on our Hill and Dale Facebook page! Email: and subscribe to our weekly e-newsletter!  We are sponsored by Verengo Solar. To cut your energy bills, please go to Thank you for listening! 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

We kick off December with two fabulous guests! Susana De Anda is the Co-Director/Cofounder of the Community Water Center in California’s Central Valley. She  says over a million residents in California’s “salad bowl” are exposed to drinking water high in nitrates as a result of agricultural runoff  that contaminates the ground water wells.  Her group successfully lobbied the governor to sign the Human Rights to Water bill this year. Then, Keith Gaby, Environmental Defense Fund’s Communications Director for Climate & Air calls in to explain how climate change is contributing to our recent extreme weather including droughts, heat waves and massive storms like Super Storm Sandy. Earth Gauge looks at the pros and cons of your Christmas tree options: fresh cut, artificial or uncut living trees. Eco News looks at the Doha U.N. Climate Change Conference, a new poll that shows New Yorkers believe Hurricane Sandy was caused by climate change, and a fierce typhoon killed at least 200 people this week in the Philippines. The Noisy Toys Music Minute features Larry Williams’ song “Christmas Time is Here.”  We're sponsored by Verengo Solar. To cut your energy bills, please go to for a free, no-obligation quote!! 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

This week, we learn about the different species of sea otter and why they are endangered from Jim Curland, Advocacy Program Director of Friends of the Sea Otter.   Next, the dynamic Mother Love, and host of L.A. Talk Radio's Mother Love Show visits us in-studio to share the potentially lethal facts about diabetes during this month of November, Diabetes Awareness Month. Earth Gauge reminds us about efficient holiday lighting. Eco-News covers greater rising sea levels; the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change in Doha, Qatar; ocean acidification, and Japan's declining taste for whale meat. The Noisy Toys Music Minute features Ron Powell’s, Yabu, from his Rhythmic Journey CD.  The Hill and Dale Show is brought to you by award-winning Verengo Solar.  To cut your energy bills, please go to for a free, no-obligation quote!  Download H and D on iTunes! and Stitcher! Like us on Facebook, and follow us @hillanddaleshow! Email us at: Thanks for listening! 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Our Thanksgiving eve show focuses on food and the global food chain. Sharon Gilberg, research geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey calls in from Florida to tell us about her work as a member of the Arctic Ocean Acidification Research team. The USGS says increasing ocean acidification is disturbing the balance of marine life in the world’s oceans, especially in the Arctic. Then, Bonnie Weigel, President/CEO of FOOD Share. joins us with an update on how Ventura County's food bank is helping thousands of hungry families and individuals this holiday season and all year round. Earth Gauge has holiday travel tips from Triple A. Eco News tells us that turkeys originated from southern Mexico in 800 BC and Americans eat more than 45 million turkeys every Thanksgiving! The  Noisy Toys Music Minute features Karie Hillery's song “Let Us Gather”. The Hill and Dale Show is brought to you by Verengo Solar.  Please go to or call 855-204-6519 for a free, no-obligation quote!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

As the holidays approach, food becomes even more central to every aspect of our lives.  Too many people don't have enough food, as evidenced by the 45-million men, women and children in the U.S. who are now reportedly below the poverty line.  Our first guest, Rick Nahmias, Founder of Food Forward joins us in the studio to talk about the organization's huge and increasingly successful efforts to bring fresh produce to those in need in the Los Angeles area.   Then we talk to Elizabeth Fleming, Florida Representative with Defenders of Wildlife about Florida's rich and diverse fauna and the group's mission to protect sea turtles and other vital wildlife.  
Earth Gaugereminds us that the water we drink probably originated thousands of miles awayIn Eco-News, we cover bamboo billboards, Antarctica's increasing ice-cap and the vision of an environmentally-friendly hospital.  The Noisy Toys Music Minute features Michelle Mangione’s, America the Blue.  The Hill and Dale Show is brought to you by Verengo Solar.  Please go to or call 855-204-6519 for a free, no-obligation quote!! Download Hill and Dale on iTunes! and Stitcher! Follow us @hillanddaleshow. Friend us on (Hill & Dale Show) Facebook!  Email      
Thank you for listening.  Happy Thanksgiving! 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

What’s it like to live next to the largest urban oil field in the U.S. where “fracking” (hydraulic fracturing) is underway? We find out from Gary Gless, President of Citizens Coalition for a Safe Community, a homeowner next to the Inglewood Oil Field in Baldwin Hills, California and Brenna Norton with Food and Water Watch. Gary tells us that fracking uses high pressure water and chemicals injected in the ground to release oil and natural gas deposits. He says this technique increases earthquake risks, creates greenhouse gases, uses toxic chemicals and uses huge amounts of drinking water. Gary and other residents are experiencing cracks in their homes, sinking yards and increased health concerns. Then, Kert Davies, Research Director with Greenpeace U.S. joins us from Washington, D.C. with reaction to the presidential election results. He explains how Super Storm Sandy impacted the election and may prompt a wider discussion among elected officials of climate change and other environmental issues. Earth Gauge offers tip on conserving water by using WaterSense labeled showerheads. Eco News includes results of two California ballot measures: Proposition 37 to include labels on genetically modified foods and Proposition F in San Francisco, which would have reformed the water system there and restored Hetch Hetchy Valley. Both were defeated. The Noisy Toys Music Minute features Jennifer Freedom’s new song “Lovelution” The Hill and Dale Show is brought to you in part by  Verengo Solar.  Please go to or call  855-204-6519 for a free, no-obligation quote.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

On this Halloween, a large portion of the show is focused on Hurricane Sandy and her destruction of parts of the Eastern Seaboard.  Lisa Wood, Executive Director of the Edison Electric Institute joins us by phone from Washington D.C. to talk about its Green Button Initiative and the creation of customer apps to aid in energy efficiency.  Mike Schaadt, Director of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro, California, brings us into a wondrous undersea world as we learn about the Aquarium's long history, some of its educational and fun programs, including "Meet the Grunion," and some interesting tidbits about pollution in the Port of Los Angeles. In the Earth Gaugesegment, energy conservation at home is key to helping to save money and the planet. Eco-News covers shuttle Endeavour's eventual home-coming to the California Science Center, and the possible threat of pesticides in the decline of bumblebee populations. The Noisy Toys Music Minute features Carl Rigoli’s, Sea Samba.  We're sponsored by Verengo Solar. To cut your energy bills by thousands, go to or call 855-204-6519 for a free, no-obligation quote!  Catch us on iTunes! and Stitcher.  Also @hillanddaleshow and on our Hill and Dale Facebook page! 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

We celebrate Halloween and the start of the holiday season on today’s show as we welcome back Avital Andrews, Sierra magazine's Lifestyle Editor. She tells us about the perfect seasonings to spice up your holiday dishes and gives us a sneak peek at some eco-friendly gifts that are not only upcycled, but help artists rise above poverty. Then environmental and energy attorney Greg Trimarche with Greenberg Traurig joins us. He's the Chairman and cofounder of CleanTech OC, which Lucie attended in September. He tells us about California successes in alternative energy development, while stressing that our progress is “incomplete.” Earth Gauge explains why we had a bumper crop of pumpkins this year and offers tips on using them when the holiday is over.  Eco News includes new technology that creates synthetic gasoline using air and electricity, the top 5 green jobs in the U.S., a lobster glut in the Northeast and more. The Noisy Toys Music Minute features Jon Bare’s scary song “Monsters.”. The Hill and Dale Show is brought to you in part by  Verengo Solar.  Please go to or call  855-204-6519 for a free, no-obligation quote.
Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

As we head deep into autumn, we take a look at the state of our natural world.  First, we talk to fresh-water expert, Jeanette Howard, Associate Director of Science for the Nature Conservancyabout the importance of our California rivers and water sources, the threats to them, and why residents should care.  Then, from New York, we talk to Dr. Howard Latin, U.S. climatologist, environmental scholar, consultant and author of "Climate Change Policy Failures: Why Conventional Mitigation Approaches Cannot Succeed."  Dr. Latin explains why energy and transportation policy should be focused on an effective de-carbonization strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (before it is too late), the case against "putting a price on carbon" as currently debated, and what progress has been made in persuading Americans that climate change is real.  Earth Gauge News centers on tips for energy conservation. In Eco-News, we cover increased (U.S.) belief in climate change, dissolving electronics, and fracking in L.A.  The Noisy Toys Music Minute features Brad Dutz's seasonal favorite, Another One Pumpkin. We're sponsored by Verengo Solar. To cut your energy bills, please go to for a free, no-obligation quote!! Join us on Twitter@hillanddaleshow, email us:, friend us on Facebook, and download Hill and Dale free on iTunes! and Stitcher. Thanks!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
With the national and California state Elections approaching on November 7, guest co-host, Charles Levine and I, tackle some tough issues. (Sharon is taking a well-earned mini-break.) First, Vien Truong, Director of the Greenlining Institute's Green Assets Department at Berkeley explains the recently signed California "cap-and-trade" bills, SB 535 and AB 1532.    Then, from D.C., we talk to Jim Turner, Chairman of Citizens For Health, a co-supporter of California’s Prop 37; the “Right To Know What’s In Your Food” bill, targeting GM crops. (Google anything on Prop 37.)  We hear an amazing factoid from L.A. Talk Radio engineer and father, Ronen, about food labeling! (Check it out!)  In Earth Gauge news, research suggests that children could be more vulnerable to environmental pollutants than adults. t.  Eco-News covers Nobel Prize-winning stem cell discoveries, and lab-grown meat!  The Noisy Toys Music Minute features Jennifer Freedom’s remixed, "Frankenfood."  The "Hill and Dale Show" is brought to you by award-winning Verengo Solar.  To slash your energy bills, go to or call 855-204-6519 for a free, no-obligation quote!!  Download "Hill and Dale" on iTunes! and! Follow us at Twitter@hillanddaleshow. Friend us on the"Hill and Dale" Facebook page.  Email us at with comments or suggestions. Sign up for the Hill & Dale Show weekly e-newsletter. Thanks for listening!
Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Climate change is effecting living things great and small, from towering trees to tiny (but sometimes deadly) mosquitos. Our in studio guest, Truc Dever, is the Community Affairs Director for the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District.  She explains how mosquitos are infected with the West Nile virus by feeding on infected birds and they can pass the virus on to humans. Two people have died of West Nile virus in L.A. County this year, and health officials are warning everyone to take precautions.  Dever says mosquitos love our increasingly warm and humid weather! Then Jeremy Weiss, Senior Research Specialist at the University of Arizona Department of Geosciences  calls in to explain how the persistent drought in the Southwest is causing severe stress on trees. That makes them more susceptible to insect damage and to forest fires. Earth Gauge  offers some online resources from drought gardening.  Eco News includes a peek into the commute of the future, why farm raised salmon need to beef up, and why “Mooncakes” create a big trash problem in China. The Noisy Toys Music Minute  features Adaawe’s new song “A New Day.”  The Hill and Dale Show  is brought to you in part by  Verengo Solar.  Please go to or call  855-204-6519 for a free, no-obligation quote.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

We packed in a lively show with guests Marie Ball-Booyens, CEO and founder of Washdrops, and Otto Martin and Jennifer Freedom of the Conscious Life Expo. Marie joined us by phone from Cleveland, telling us about the latest product developments, the new "Dewey" logo and contest, and worldwide launches!Otto and Jennifer entertained and informed us about the Conscious Life Expo being held from October 5 - 7  at the LAX Hilton Hotel on Century Boulevard. As part of it, on Saturday, October 6 from 9 am to 1 pm, four eminent scientists discuss the dangers of GMO foods. Join them!  In Earth Gauge News, September 29 is (U.S.) National Public Lands Day in which volunteers - you - can help improve our open space!.  In Eco-News, we marvel at live "bio-reactor facades" (or live buildings), spinach proteins helping to power solar panels, self-driving cars, and the discovery of one million new species of plankton. The Noisy Toys Music Minute  features Jennifer Freedom’s song, Frankenfood.  Plus, at the end of the show, Jennifer strums her guitar live!  The Hill and Dale Show  is brought to you in part by award-winning Verengo Solar.  Please go to or call  855-204-6519 for a free, no-obligation quote. Catch us on Twitter@hillanddaleshow and Facebook.  

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Spreading a green lifystyle message while entertaining audiences with a high energy blend of  pop music, rock and original songs, percussion and dance. Kelsey Rae, the cofounder/lead singer and choreographer of Vocal Trash tells us that’s the recipe her veteran group of performers uses to “edutertain” across the country. Today’s Noisy Toys Music Minute features two Vocal Trash songs: Think Before You Throw it Away and Harmony. Then, Caryl Levine and Ken Lee, cofounders/co-owners of Lotus Foods join us with an update on their successful company that supports small farmers across the world by marketing their organic and heirloom rices at Whole Foods Markets and online. They explain the “More Crop Per Drop” way of growing rice more sustainably and why their rices have extremely low arsenic levels. Check out their new newsletter, The Rice Scoop!  Lucie talks about the CleanTechOC 2012 Conference & Expo she attended and Sharon updates preparations for the Space Shuttle Endeavor’s arrival in LA.  Earth Gauge looks at the citizen science program, where you can share your observations about nature this fall with science researchers. The Hill and Dale Show is brought to you in part by Verengo Solar. Please goto or call  855-204-6519 for a free, no-obligation quote. 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

We celebrate our glorious California state parks on today’s show!  A sudden power failure forced us to shorten this week’s program and to reschedule our first guest , as well as the usual Earth Gauge and Eco News. However, we’re thrilled  to chat with  filmmaker David Vassar, writer/director/producer and with co-producer Sally Kaplan, about their beautiful two-part  PBS documentary "California Forever”presented by Backcountry Pictures and KQED in San Francisco.  This visual feast tells the story of California’s magnificent state parks from Yosemite in 1864 to the present day. David and Sally visited dozens of state parks and historic sites to make this film. Join us on Facebook, Twitter@hillanddaleshow and email at hillanddaleshow@gmail.comThe Hill and Dale Show is brought to you in part by Verengo Solar. Please go to or call  855-204-6519 for a free, no-obligation quote. 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

What’s the truth about genetically modified crops and their potential health risks?  We find out from Dr. Michael Antoniou, Head of Gene Expression and Therapy Group at King’s College London School of Medicine, Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics and Claire Robinson, writer/researcher with Earth Open Source. Dr. Antoniou says the GMO way of producing new crop varieties is artificial and introduces foreign genes that can bring unexpected results, including toxicity and a reduction of nutritional value. He says GM crops are created to tolerate herbicides, making consumers more exposed to them. Then, adventurer John Davis, founder Willdands Network and Trek East calls in to describe the 16 essential wildlife habitats he discovered during his 7.500 miles trek from Florida to Quebec, Canada last year. He also previews his plans for Trek West in 2013.  Earth Gauge reminds us it’s National Preparedness Month.  Eco News reports on the hundreds of trees being chopped down in Inglewood and South Los Angeles to allow the Space Shuttle Endeavor to travel from LAX to the California Science Center. Plus, palm trees were cut down in Fillmore to attract  more Hollywood film studios to that city, and Associa Green sponsors the first ever National Planting Day on September 8.  The Noisy Toys Music Minute features Karie Hillery’s song “We Will Honor Them” from her Peace Instead CD.  Hill and Dale Show is brought to you in part by Verengo Solar. To cut your energy bills, go to or call  855-204-6519 for a free, no-obligation quote! 

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

It's all about new horizons this week! We enjoy talking to in-studio guest Courtney Hayden, writer for Sierra Club Green Home, and soon-to-be off on new adventures in Arizona, while still writing for SCGH. Good luck, Courtney!  
Then we learn about Finca Bellavista, an other-worldly, beautiful treehouse community deep in the Costa Rican rain forest, from Communications Director, Thomas Dodson!
In Earthgauge News, this week's topic is poor air quality for returning school kids. When getting your children to school, Earthgauge offers tips on ways to cut down on added air pollution In Eco-News, we deliver stories on the precipitously shrinking polar caps; U.S. wind power now equivalent to 11 nuclear plants; and the discovery of a new (large) cave-dwelling spider in California. The Noisy Toys Music Minute features Jon Bare and the Killer Whales (Tim Bogart and Chet McCracken with Sally Loyola on vocals) with, I’ll Give You More. Happy birthday, Jon!  Catch up with us on Facebook, Twitter@hillanddaleshow and email,  We're sponsored in part by Verengo Solar.  To cut your energy bills, go to or call 855-204-6519 for a free, no-obligation quote.  Thanks!

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