National Geographic Radio Programs

National Geographic Weekend


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January 12, 2008

This Week's Guests:

• LaVern Beire, a wildlife biologist, joins Boyd to talk about his work tracking bears in Alaska and recounts a close call, when his leg ended up in a bear’s mouth!

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• Neurologist and best-selling author, Dr. Richard Restak joins Boyd to talk about the NG Channel television show The Incredible Human Machine and the accompanying book Body: The Complete Human, for which he wrote the forward.

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• Jean Case, Chairman of PlayPumps International, discusses the company’s groundbreaking technology that brings clean drinking water to many African villages, by way of a merry-go-round.

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• In the first hour’s Green Guide segment, Seth Bauer sorts out the grocery store beef label.

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• Adam Pack runs the Dolphin Institute in Honolulu, Hawaii. He tells Boyd about exciting experiments that prove we can talk with dolphins!

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• NG Photographer, Karen Kasmauski joins Boyd to talk about the shortage of nurses that plagues healthcare systems around the world.

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• Director, Billy Luther discusses his film Miss Navajo, featured in the NG All Roads Film Festival. The film focuses on the Miss Navajo competition. Crystal, the first runner up in 2005’s Miss Navajo Pageant and the subject of the film, also joins Boyd Matson in the studio.

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• In the second Green Guide segment, Seth Bauer returns to explain the hazards of PVC shower curtains, and suggests some environment-friendly alternatives.

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