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National Geographic Weekend


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June 06, 2009

This Week's Guests:

Michael "Nick" Nichols
Michael "Nick" Nichols became a staff photographer for the National Geographic Society in 1996 and was named editor at large in January 2008. He is an award-winning photographer whose work has taken him to the most remote corners of the world. Nichols joins Boyd in the studio to talk about adventures from climbing rock cliffs to tracking lions and elephants.

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Nicholas Bruckman
Imagine traveling to another country to help save a loved one’s life and then not being allowed to go home again. That’s the story behind La Americana, a new film by director Nicholas Bruckman. Bruckman’s film screened at National Geographic’s 2008 All Roads Film Festival and recently won the Best Documentary award at the New York Latino Film Festival.

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Laura Waters Hinson
Could you forgive someone who had murdered your entire family? That is what two women who survived the 1994 Rwandan genocide are faced with in the new movie, As We Forgive, directed by Laura Waters Hinson. Hinson joins Boyd in the studio to talk about her first film that screened at National Geographic’s 2008 All Roads Film Festival.

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Seth Bauer
Seth Bauer, Editorial Director of the Green Guide, corrects some common myths about your carbon footprint.

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Farzana Wahidy and Reza
Farzana Wahidy was born in Kandahar, Afghanistan, in 1984 and moved to Kabul at the age of six. She attended school during the years of the Afghan civil war and at the age of 11 began teaching mathematics to 60 students. When the Taliban were defeated, Farzana continued her education and enrolled in a program at the AINA Photojournalism Institute, created by National Geographic photographer Reza. Both Reza and Wahidy join Boyd in the studio to talk about Wahidy’s journey.

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Wyland
Have you ever been driving down the road when you look up and see a huge whale mural on the side of a building? There are over 100 of these whaling walls all over the world. And they were all painted by one artist over the course of the last 27 years. That artist’s name is Wyland, and he joins Boyd in the studio to talk about his work.

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Andrew Skurka
Andrew Skurka hiked the 6,875-mile Great Western Loop through the American West, earning him National Geographic Adventure magazine’s 2007 Adventurer of the Year award. Now he’s taking on an even more dangerous and rugged hike through South Africa. Skurka tells Boyd about his most recent hiking adventures.

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Notes
Can you speed date a city–really get to know a place in under 24 hours? Boyd makes an attempt and shares the results.

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