Bush Melee Hitting Airwaves Across St. Vincent and the Grenadines

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Bush Melee Hitting Airwaves Across St. Vincent and the Grenadines

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A Bush Melee hits St. Vincent airwaves today thanks to @PCIMediaImpact and partners: http://3bl.me/7y94q6
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 8:15pm

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) February 29, 2012 - Fire, drama and passion are pulled together in a bush melee that hit the St. Vincent airwaves today in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. 

Bush Melee is a new local radio mini drama about love, life and livelihoods around St. Vincent.  Tune in to Radio NBC to meet our colorful cast characters from Mavis, a jewelry maker who is struggling to single handedly look after her six children, to Mr. Pappyshow who is known by all for his bad attitude and taste for rum. 

As listeners follow the fast paced twists and turns in the character’s lives, important values around their relationship to the environment become clear, from the negative impact of slash and burning on the forest, to the importance of a healthy environment, to being able to put food on their dinner tables.

Bush Melee will air as part of a broader radio magazine, Bush Talk, that discusses how to use the forests and its resources in  ways that will make sure food and clean water are available for generations to come.

Bush Talk and Bush Melee were developed as part of a workshop facilitated by the St. Vincent Department of Forestry, CANARI and PCI-Media Impact in early October in Kingstown, St. Vincent.  The workshop was attended by eleven representatives of local civil society organizations and state agencies that work in areas related to forest management. 

Bush Talk and Bush Melee were both written and produced during this workshop to focus on local values and issues in St. Vincent.  These efforts are part of overall public education and outreach efforts funded by the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (UNFAO) to promote community involvement in forest management to benefit local livelihoods.  Participants also gained hands-on experience in how to use Entertainment-Education to later use these tools in their individual organizations for public education activities. 

The four episodes of Bush Talk and Bush Melee will air across St. Vincent beginning February 29th at 5:15pm on Radio NBC (89.7/90.7/107.5 FM).

For more information on CANARI and its work to promote community forestry and sustainable community livelihoods throughout the Caribbean, visit the website at www.canari.org. For more information on PCI-Media Impact and their work in using Entertainment-Education for social change, please visit www.mediaimpact.org


Lindsey Wahlstrom
+1 (212) 687-3237
PCI-Media Impact
Alleyne Regis
+1 (758) 452-0864
PCI-Media Impact
Keywords: Media & Communications | Environment & Climate Change | Media & Communications | PCI-Media Impact | St. Vincent and the Grenadines | Volunteerism & Community Engagement | entertainment-education

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