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November 10, 2007

This Week's Guests:

• Mark Thiessen just came back from the front lines. Thiessen is a certified wildland firefighter. But he doesn’t fight the fires, he photographs those who do. He just returned from shooting the battle against wildfires in California. And he tells Boyd about what he saw, the dangers of working in such an environment and how he knows when it’s time to get out!

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• Dr. Fred Sharpe joins Boyd to talk about using National Geographic’s Crittercam on humpback whales. The cameras helped Sharp and his colleagues understand how the whales use bubbles to catch fish. Sharpe is the Research Director of the Alaska Whale Foundation, and has spent the past 16 years studying humpback whales in southeast Alaska.

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• Grateful Dead drummer, Mickey Hart talks with Boyd about his Global Drum Project. Hart tell Boyd about making music with everything from California old-growth redwood to grape vines.

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• The Green Guide’s Seth Bauer talks about how to go green by making, instead of buying, toys with your kids.

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• Dr. John Francis spent twenty-two years not riding in any motorized vehicles and seventeen years not saying a word! But he’s talking now. This Planetwaker tells Boyd about his cross-country trek. A trip that eventually led to his becoming a UN Goodwill Ambassador.

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• Chinese/Inner Mongolian photographer A Yin beautifully captures the traditional way of life of the people of the Mongolian highlands in his photo essay "Highland Mongolian Life". Through a translator, A Yin talks with Boyd about his work, which is included in National Geographic’s 2007 All Roads Film Festival.

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• Keith Bellows, editor of National Geographic Traveler Magazine, talks with Boyd about the new NG book Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the World’s Greatest Trips. Bellows and Boyd share some of their favorite destinations.

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• In the final segment of the hour, Boyd takes us on a road trip up the Pacific Coast Highway…and finds the journey is often better than the destination.

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