National Geographic Radio Programs

National Geographic Weekend


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January 03, 2009

This Week's Guests:

• National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence and paleontologist Paul Sereno has discovered and named yet another new dinosaur. Sereno tells Boyd that the 33-foot long, carnivorous dinosaur that lived 85 million years ago had a breathing system similar to that used by modern birds!

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• Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic have joined forces to further inspire the world through expedition travel. Boyd talks with Sven Lindblad, director of Lindblad Expeditions, about his travels and his conservation work.

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• Sean Garrity is president of the American Prairie Foundation and dedicated to restoring the great American Prairie to a place where the buffalo roam and the deer and the antelope play. Garrity tells Boyd why it’s so important to save this ecosystem.

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• Roz Savage gave up a good-paying consulting job to row across the Atlantic Ocean, alone! She struggled against storms and tendonitis to complete the 103-day journey. Savage tells Boyd it was the hardest thing she’s every done, but she’s not finished. Savage is now attempting to row the Pacific.

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• In this week’s Green Guide segment, Seth Bauer, editorial director of the Green Guide, dispels some common green myths.

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• Greg Marshall directs National Geographic’s Crittercam division. Crittercam is an animal-borne camera designed to capture footage of wild animals in their natural surroundings. Marshall joins Boyd in the studio to give him a sneak peak of never-before-seen footage of a humpback whale calf nursing.

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• Alexandra Avakian was born in New York City and grew up in her parents' world of theater and moviemaking, primarily in New York and Malibu. But she’s decided to spend much of her life as a photojournalist in war zones such as Somalia, Lebanon, and Gaza. Avakian tells Boyd about the pictures and stories she’s collected in a new book, Windows of the Soul.

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• James Dion is associate director for National Geographic’s Center for Sustainable Destinations. Dion joins Boyd to talk about how we can visit favorite tourist spots such as Machu Picchu without loving them to death.

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• Recently, Tom Carter picked up a small camera and started wandering around China. Over 35,000 miles and 33 provinces later he had covered the entire country and taken enough pictures to compile a book. Carter joins Boyd to talk about his new book China: Portrait of a People.

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• Ever dreamed of joining Boyd Matson on one of his many trips around the world? Well, he’ll tell you himself why you should never trust him to be your tour guide.

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