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National Geographic Weekend


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July 11, 2009

This Week's Guests:

Gilbert Grosvenor
National Geographic Chairman Gilbert Grosvenor joins Boyd to discuss the benefits of improving our national park system, an issue that he recently helped write a report about for the U.S. Senate. Grosvenor also shares stories of his long career with the National Geographic Society and offers his thoughts on the role of exploration today.

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Robert Earle Howells
The United States is home to some of the world’s most breathtaking national parks. National Geographic Adventure Editor at Large Robert Earle Howells shares with Boyd some of the best-kept secrets of the most frequented parks in the nation, which he researched for a recent article in Adventure magazine. From alternate routes off the beaten path to Native American ruins, these trips are sure to give you a fresh perspective on parks such as Yosemite, the Grand Canyon, Death Valley and Glacier National Park.
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Timothy Ferris
This fall will mark 400 years since Galileo first used a telescope to examine the night sky. In the July issue of National Geographic magazine, Timothy Ferris writes about the legacy of the father of modern science. Ferris provides Boyd with an account of the newest generation of telescopes, which include apparatuses that are allowing us to see deep into the cosmos.
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Norie Quintos
Are you interested in learning the secret to happiness, seeking out grizzlies, or retracing the steps of ancient traders on the Silk Road? If so, National Geographic Traveler editor Norie Quintos has just the vacation for you! Quintos tells Boyd about some special tours of classic places like Bhutan and Istanbul, as featured in Traveler magazine!
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Dr. Enric Sala
For those who have always fantasized about going off on an exotic expedition with some of the world’s best explorers, your dream could become a reality. National Geographic Fellow and marine biologist Dr. Enric Sala is traveling to Cocos Island near Costa Rica, and you can enter to win a place on the voyage! Sala tells Boyd about his recent adventures in the untouched waters of the Line Islands, and tells of the hammerhead sharks he plans to study in Costa Rica.
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Dr. Sharon Moalem
Dr. Sharon Moalem is the author of a new book called How Sex Works. Moalem joins Boyd to help shed some light on some of the most perplexing biological questions of human mating behaviors. Find out what might be behind acts like kissing and sniffing, and how they help us choose a mate!
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Dr. Fred Hiebert
What do Afghanistan, Mongolia and New York have in common? The answer is Dr. Fred Hiebert, archaeologist and National Geographic Fellow. Hiebert speaks with Boyd remotely from a trip in Mongolia to discuss an exhibit of incredible Afghan treasure. Hiebert has uncovered gold pieces and other treasures, pronounced lost by National Geographic 20 years ago, that were kept a secret until just recently. The treasure is currently on exhibit at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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Chris Carroll
Chris Carroll is the author of the July National Geographic magazine feature “Serbs Face the Future: One Nation Divisible.” Carroll and Boyd discuss the current political climate in Serbia, and ponder the possibilities for peaceful coexistence moving into the future.
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Boyd's Wild Chronicles
In this week’s “Boyd's Wild Chronicles” segment, Boyd has just returned from a bicycle trip in the Netherlands, where even women in high heels ride their bikes! He shares his own experience cycling through the country’s beautiful countryside.

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