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National Geographic Weekend


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March 01, 2008

This Week's Guests:

• National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, Sylvia Earle joins Boyd Matson in the NG Studio to talk about her record setting underwater dives. She shares the dangers and wonders of plunging deep beneath the ocean’s surface.

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• Cid Simoes is protecting the planet—and Brazil's small farmers—one fruit tree at a time. Simoes and his wife, Paola Segura, are National Geographic Emerging Explorers. Together they have started sustainable agribusiness initiatives in the Brazilian rain forest. Simoes tells Boyd that offering small farmers options for economic success, is helping them preserve the rain forest.

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• Author P.F. Kluge tells Boyd how to leave email messages, cellular phones and the stresses of daily life behind, by visiting an old world spa. Kluge wrote an article for the March issue of National Geographic Traveler magazine titled "Magic Waters" about his time at Karlovy Vary, a spa that both Beethoven and Freud visited to get away from it all.

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• Seth Bauer, editorial director of the Green Guide, explains how unplugging those unused appliances can save energy.

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• National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, Will Steger speaks with Boyd about his upcoming expedition to the Arctic. This month six other explorers will join Steger on a 1,400-mile (2,253-kilometer) dogsled expedition across Ellesmere Island.

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• Alfred McLaren was one of the first to explore under the polar ice sheet. McLaren tells Boyd about his new book, Unknown Waters, in which he tells of the underwater exploration he led as commander of a U.S. Navy nuclear submarine.

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• National Geographic Grantee, Harold Keller is on the prowl for slime mold. It may not sound like a very exciting task, but the search takes him over 100 feet (30.5 meters) up into the treetops. Keller tells Boyd about newly discovered species and exciting disease fighting properties these molds may have.

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• Bundle up. Boyd shares a frigid story about braving sleeping outside in minus 60°F (minus 51°C) degree weather!

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