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National Geographic Weekend


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March 21, 2009

This Week's Guests:

David Grann
Many adventurers have perished deep in the Amazon forest while searching for the lost city of gold. Explorer Percy Fawcet disappeared in the 1920’s after five months spent looking for the legendary city of El Dorado. Writer David Grann investigates Fawcet’s disappearance in his new book The Lost City of Z. Grann joins Boyd in the studio to talk about his own search to uncover Fawcet’s story Grann’s research led him on his own harrowing adventure through the Amazon.
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Emmanuel de Merode
Last time Emmanuel de Merode joined us on National Geographic Weekend the phone conversation was cut short when he had to flee from rebel forces attacking Goma, the capitol city in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Today Merode is safely back in the park he directs, Virunga National Park and the rebels have left. Merode joins Boyd to talk about how the gorilla population in the park is fairing in the wake of the rebel attacks.
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Andrew Todhunter
Writer Andrew Todhunter talks to Boyd about his latest article in National Geographic Adventure magazine Will Paddle for Whisky. Andrew tells Boyd how he kayaked the coast of Scotland visiting distilleries and tasting scotch along the way.
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Story
Did you know… China is not only eating away their own turtle population, but they are now going after ours. The high rate of home foreclosures is becoming a health hazard here in the United States. This week, Boyd tells us about these and other curious facts.

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Abigail Washburn
Banjo player Abigail Wasburn’s obsession with Chinese culture brought her closer to her own American roots. Washburn joins Boyd in the studio to talk about how this unique blend of cultures has found its way into her music. Abigail shares her story of becoming a musician as well as music from her latest album with the Sparrow Quartet.
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Luke Dittrich
Author Luke Dittrich followed in the footsteps of an African bull elephant that streaked across Kenya for 129 miles. Dittrich wrote of his experience in the article The Secret Lives of Elephants, for National Geographic Adventure magazine’s March issue. Dittrich tells Boyd about his trek and the expedition’s remarkable scientific findings.
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Ross McDermott
Ever been to the Coon Dog Graveyard festival? Well National Geographic Young Explorer Ross McDermott has. McDermott is spending a year of his life documenting America’s small, bizarre, and hidden festivals. He joins Boyd to talk about some of the more interesting events he’s attended so far.

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Notes
Boyd talks about meeting Jessie Woods, one of the United State’s very first women pilots. Not only did she fly airplanes but she was also an expert wing-walker, performing as a member of the Flying Aces Air Circus.

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