National Geographic Radio Programs

National Geographic Weekend


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November 03, 2007

This Week's Guests:

• Ever wanted to swim with sharks? Mike Heithaus joins Boyd to talk about his experiences in the water with sharks. He also discusses his Crittercam work and what it has taught us about the species.

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• Jonathan Alderfer, co-author of NG Books’ Birding Essentials, talks about his new book, building birding skills and the rise in popularity of birding across the United States.

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• Photographer Justin Guariglia talks about his new book, Shaolin: Temple of Zen. He discusses the meditative aspects of Kung Fu and his experiences as the first western photographer in this Chinese Buddhist temple.

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• The Green Guide’s Seth Bauer talks about three easy, inexpensive innovations that will make your home greener.

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• Brothers, Paul and Craig Pumphrey, star in the National Geographic Television show, Super Strength. They talk with Boyd about the seemingly impossible feats they have trained their bodies to accomplish, including shattering 8-foot (2.4-meter) wide blocks of ice and breaking bricks with their heads.

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• David Harrison, a linguist at Swarthmore College, and National Geographic Fellow Chris Rainier join Boyd to discuss the Enduring Voices Project. Through this project they work to preserve global languages. Another language dies every 14 days—Harrison and Rainier are trying to slow that trend.

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• Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Oded Balilty discusses his series of photos depicting the construction of the wall between Israel and Palestine. His work is included in National Geographic’s 2007 All Roads Film Festival.

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• Biologist George Schaller, Vice President of Science & Exploration at the Wildlife Conservation Society and a National Geographic grantee, discusses his lifetime of work as a biologist and naturalist, studying animals ranging from sheep to lions.

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