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National Geographic Weekend


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March 28, 2009

This Week's Guests:

Mike Parker Pearson
Mike Parker Pearson, an archaeology professor at the University of Sheffield, joins Boyd in the studio to reveal new secrets about Stonehenge. New radiocarbon dates of human cremation burials at England’s Stonehenge indicate that the monument was used as a cemetery from its inception just after 3000 B.C.

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Tyler Lyson
In 1999, at the age of 16, Tyler Lyson discovered a 25-foot-long dinosaur complete with skin. The 65 million-year-old mummified dinosaur was eventually unearthed with help from National Geographic in 2004. Lyson joins Boyd in the studio to talk about his passion for dino hunting.

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Akshay Rajagopal
Cochabamba is the third largest conurbation in what country? That was the winning question from this year’s National Geographic Bee. First place winner Akshay Rajagopal knows the answer!

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Brad Norman
Some go swimming with dolphins or stingrays, Brad Norman, National Geographic Emerging Explorer and marine conservationist, talks about swimming with the largest fish in the world: the whale shark. Norman speaks with Boyd about his research concerning whale shark habitats, tracking and conservation.

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Green Guide
In this week’s Green Guide, Seth Bauer, Editorial Director of the Green Guide, explains a means of getting rid of pests and weeds that is more organic and doesn’t involve using pesticides.
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Jennifer Lowe-Anker
In September 1999, climbing legend Alex Lowe lost his life in an avalanche on Tibet’s Shishapangma, leaving behind his wife Jennifer and three sons. In the months that followed this devastating tragedy, Jennifer and Alex’s climbing partner Conrad Anker, who survived the avalanche that killed Alex, found solace in each other and were married in 2001. Jennifer Lowe-Anker joins Boyd in the studio to talk about her new book, Forget Me Not, A Memoir.

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Don Mankin
Ready for adventure, but can’t decide where to head? Don Mankin, author of Riding The Hulahula to the Arctic Ocean: A Guide to Fifty Extraordinary Adventures for the Seasoned Traveler, will help you figure out the best trip for you.

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Reza
National Geographic photographer Reza joins Boyd to talk about his most recent trip to Afghanistan. They talk about the growing violence as well as AINA, Reza’s Kabul based NGO that teaches Afghans the skills to create a free press.

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Notes
Boyd says he plans to beat high gas prices by riding a motorcycle. But, as he tells us, his history on motorbikes is less than perfect.

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