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Of Time and Turtles: Mending the World, Shell by Shattered Shell

Publisher: HarperAudio

Sy Montgomery is a naturalist and the author of 34 books. Her work includes The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness, The Good Good Pig, and Journey of the Pink Dolphins. Montgomery also writes for print and broadcast to reach as wide an audience as possible at what she considers a critical turning point in human history.

Sy Montgomery and wildfire artist Matt Patterson arrive at Turtle Rescue League, and are greeted by many turtles recovering from injury and illness. Endangered by cars, highways, and pollution, these turtles with severe wounds and diseases, that even veterinarians would dismiss as fatal, are given a second chance at life. Montgomery and Patterson immerse themselves in protecting turtle nests, incubating eggs, rescuing sea turtles, and releasing hatchlings to their homes in the wild.

Book publishing date September 19, 2023

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Originally aired on October 8, 2023

Louie Saenz has been in the news broadcasting business for over thirty years. He has been a News Anchor and Reporter for KDBC-TV, KOAT-TV in Albuquerque, NM and KTSM-TV in El Paso. Saenz earned a degree in Journalism from NMSU, and a Masters in Communication from UTEP. He is currently the News & Public Affairs Director for KTEP-FM, and a lecturer in the Communication Department. He is also the host of Focus on Campus and co-host on El Paso Prime Time.
John Martinez was an intern assistant producer on ACT Radio, Science Studio, and The Book Club with Louie Saenz. He enjoys pop culture, sporting events, and listening to various types of music.
Sam Cassiano is a native Californian who spent his formative years in the Bay Area. An army brat, his family toured Germany and Japan before settling in El Paso in 1973. Initially a Communications Major at UTEP, a radio internship at KPAS-FM 94, the PASS launched his broadcasting career. He can be heard as the morning news anchor on KTEP during NPR's Morning Edition, and Friday evenings at 10 pm as the host of Friday Night Blues.
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