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National Geographic Weekend


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December 13, 2008

This Week's Guests:

• National Geographic Adventure Hall of Famer Rick Ridgeway joins Boyd in the studio to tell his incredible story of guns, smugglers, and serving time in a Panamanian prison. Ridgeway also talks about his current work with Freedom to Roam, a new initiative dedicated to establishing space for wild animals to migrate.

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• Tom Scoville hasn’t let a fused spine and artificial hips, knees, and shoulders prevent him from climbing mountains. Scoville talks to Boyd about his adventures climbing all 54 peaks in Colorado over 14,000 feet—twice.

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• It’s now easier to be green, thanks to the Green Guide’s recently renovated website, thegreenguide.com. Seth Bauer, editorial director of the Green Guide, tells Boyd about some of the site’s new features.

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• How do you draw a map of a landscape you can’t see? National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia Earle did just that for the new book she co-authored, Ocean: An Illustrated Atlas. Earle joins Boyd in the studio to share what she discovered beneath the surface when she mapped the ocean floor.

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• Cathryn Hilker of the Cincinnati Zoo trains cheetahs to run in captivity so that zoo visitors can witness their speed up close. Hilker explains to Boyd how this experience raises awareness and money for cheetah habitat conservation in Namibia.

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• Who wants a puppy when you can have a snake? Snake breeder Bob Clark talks to Boyd about his business and why people choose to own snakes as pets.

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• Boyd tells listeners about his friend, Bill Haast, a 93-year-old snake charmer who regularly injects himself with poisonous snake venom.

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