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James Balog, renowned photographer and ‘Extreme Ice Survey’ Director, joins Marti Spiege

Shocked by the changes he saw shooting the June ‘07 National Geographic cover story on melting glaciers, James Balog, founded the Extreme Ice Survey (EIS), the most extensive ground-based photographic glacier study ever conducted using innovative time-lapse photography, video, and still photography at sites in Alaska, Greenland, Iceland, Bolivia, British Columbia, the Alps and the Rockies.

Marti and James will engage in a vital discussion of perception, change, and meaningful action arising from his experience with the Extreme Ice Survey team. James' ability to create a real-time, visual record represents a first in how perceiving - becoming aware through the senses - what is actually occurring in our time can reshape collective meaning and reveal viable action.

Marti recently commented on James' work: "His time-lapse images allow us to perceive at a higher level of consciousness in a way no individual image could. We truly need to know what is happening in the world at higher dimensions of perceptual, at non-ordinary scales and velocities, which we currently rarely recognize. James is bringing this through for us. Now we have to be willing to grow into that higher dimension through meaningful action."

James has been in the forefront of communicating the meaning of his work on an hour-long NOVA special, NPR's Fresh Air, and extensive media coverage on NBC, CBS, and CNN. His distinguished presentations have been featured around the globe, including the TEDGlobal, the Explorers Club, National Geographic symposiums, the California Academy of Sciences, the 2010 Olympic Winter Games Sustainability Summit, and with Nobel Prize winner and former Vice President, Al Gore. His images appear regularly in The New Yorker, National Geographic, Life, Vanity Fair, Sierra, Audubon, and Outside. His current published work is Extreme Ice Now: Vanishing Glaciers and Changing Climate: A Progress Report by National Geographic Books.

‘Awakening ValueTM: Shamanic Technologies of Consciousness and Success' airs live on Thursdays at 12 Noon Pacific, 2 PM Central and 3 PM Eastern on the VoiceAmericaTM Business Channel. To access the show, log on at All shows will be available on Marti Spiegelman's Content Library on The VoiceAmerica Business Channel for on-demand and podcast download,

The VoiceAmericaTM Network offers the latest conversations in a talk radio format, providing education, interaction, and advice on key issues live, on demand as well as through podcast download. If interested in hosting a talk radio show on VoiceAmericaTM Network, contact Jeff Spenard, President of Internet Radio at 480-294-6417or at jeff.spenard (at) voiceamerica (dot) com.

Contact Senior Executive Producer Scott Duffy at 480-294-6405 or Sponsorship and Communications Director Jerry Dahlke at 253-279-5690, for advertising details, media inquiries or other show details.

ABOUT Marti Spiegelman, MFA: ( )
Marti is an initiated shaman, diviner, healer, and mentor with more than 30 years of specialized training in shamanic traditions and related fields. She holds a BA in biochemistry from Harvard University and an MFA in graphic design from the Yale School of Art and Architecture. She is also trained in visionary craniosacral work, psychology, neurophysiology, anthropology, and cross-cultural studies. Marti brings her experience in business and finance to her current work and is associated with the educational work for The Investment Mentoring Institute in California. Marti's journey into her own initiation includes extensive travels in the Arctic, South American, Nepal, Africa, and Siberia. She is the founder of Shaman's LightTM based in Sebastopol, California, a shamanic initiation and mentoring program for professionals who want to make a difference in the world.

About VoiceAmerica:, is a technology centric media group and the largest producer and distributor of live internet based talk radio, delivering over 1,000 hours of programming weekly on its VoiceAmericaTM Network ( and WorldTalk Radio Network ( Featuring more than 200 hosts broadcasting to eight niche community based channels: its flagship VoiceAmericaTM Variety Channel, VoiceAmericaTM Health & Wellness Channel, VoiceAmericaTM Business Channel, VoiceAmerica Sports, 7th Wave Network, The Green Talk Network, Power Up Motorsports Channel and WorldTalk Radio Variety Channel. is one of the pioneers in internet broadcasting, producing and syndicating online audio and video, offering an innovative, effective and comprehensive digital broadcast platform. Digital Publishing through its 10 years of broadcast and media experience along with our seasoned staff of Executive Producers, Production and Host Services Group, provides an internet radio platform for new, emerging and veteran media personalities to expand and monetize their business and brand in an online digital medium.


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