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National Geographic Weekend


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June 27, 2009

This Week's Guests:

Stephen Alvarez
Photographer Stephen Alvarez travels to the ends of the Earth to snap the perfect photograph for National Geographic magazine. Lately, Alvarez has been exploring hidden caves a bit closer to home in Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia. Alvarez shares with Boyd some of the wonders of the deepest caves in the “Deep South.”
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Johan Reinhard
National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Johan Reinhard has spent years exploring Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas, in Peru. Reinhard joins Boyd to discuss the current state of these ruins, as well as some surprising findings from underwater archaeological efforts in an Ecuadorian lake.
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Grace Gobbo
National Geographic Emerging Explorer Grace Gobbo is discovering that the traditional Tanzanian witch doctors might have been onto something. This ethnobotanist tells Boyd what kinds of natural remedies she has found through her research in the field.
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Bob Pavlick
Norman Clyde had more first summits in the Sierra Nevada than any other mountaineer to climb this California mountain range. Bob Pavlick, author of Clyde’s biography, joins Boyd to reminisce about Clyde’s life and accomplishments.
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Norie Quintos
Norie Quintos, senior editor of National Geographic Traveler magazine, joins Boyd to help you find one of the 50 Tours of a Lifetime to an exotic destination in the far reaches of the globe!
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Norman Ollestad
As an 11-year old boy, Norman Ollestad was the only survivor in a plane crash that killed both his father and his father’s girlfriend. Ollestad’s memoir, “Crazy for the Storm,” recounts how he descended a steep, icy mountain to save himself, and how his relationship with his father had prepared him for it. Ollestad joins Boyd to talk about the book.
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Paul Sereno
You might never have thought that dinosaurs liked heavy metal music, but paleontologist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Paul Sereno has discovered a headbanging dinosaur! Sereno shares the details of this and other recent discoveries with Boyd.

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Katsufumi Sato
Katsufumi Sato is a National Geographic Emerging Explorer and behavioral ecologist, who has been using tiny electronic recorders to gather data on the diving and flying behaviors of the European shag seabird and the sea turtle. Sato joins Boyd to talk about the special and sometimes tricky techniques he uses to install these devices.
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Kate McGarry and Lafrae Sci
Vocalist Kate McGarry and drummer Lafrae Sci, members of the Eli Yamin Blues Band, talk with Boyd about blues music, blues culture and their recent international tour.
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Boyd's Wild Chronicles
National Geographic Weekend host Boyd Matson tells the tale of one special caving adventure in southern Texas that quickly devolved when a storm barraged Boyd and his group with more than just rain.

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