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National Geographic Weekend


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July 18, 2009

This Week's Guests:

Wade Davis
National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Wade Davis joins Boyd to discuss the beliefs of indigenous peoples and what they can teach us about the Earth. Davis also shares some stories from his many far-flung travels: from horse races and mare’s milk in Mongolia to being pursued by guerillas in Colombia to the path of spiritual enlightenment in the Amazon.
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Janelle Nanos
Janelle Nanos is an editor for National Geographic Traveler's “Intelligent Travel” blog, offering smart travel tips for cultural, authentic, and sustainable travel. Nanos joins Boyd to discuss how the blog came about, how you can use it and how it helped her plan a recent trip to Colorado.
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Stuart Franklin
National Geographic photographer Stuart Franklin just returned from New Zealand, home to J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-Earth, where he took photos for the article “Fire and Ice” in the July issue of National Geographic magazine. The article focuses on Mount Ngauruhoe, which appears as Mount Doom in the Lord of the Rings movie. Boyd welcomes Franklin to the studio to describe this majestic place.
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News
With breaking news from Uganda, Angie Genade, Executive Director of the Rhino Fund Uganda, reports that a new rhino has been born on the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, the first to be born in Uganda in decades. The baby rhino, born to a Kenyan father and an American mother, will be named Obama, after the President.
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Joe DeSena
Would you ever sign up for a 24-hour race that required you to crawl under barbed wire, swim to the bottom of a pond to dig up a bike chain and recite the American presidents in order? Joe DeSena would. In fact, he invented the race. Joe tells Boyd about creating and participating in the “Death Race,” a test of endurance and mental toughness that he holds every year in Vermont.
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Paul Kvinta
Tiger populations in India are dwindling because of constant poaching, but there’s one man who has done his best to rectify this dire circumstance. Paul Kvinta, author of “The War on India’s Tigers” in the June/July issue of , talks with Boyd about India’s tigers and the man who has made it his business to save them.
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Elisabeth Hyde
Elisabeth Hyde just finished a novel about a group of unlikely personalities on a rafting trip through the Grand Canyon. Hyde shares with Boyd her inspiration for writing In the Heart of the Canyon, and describes some of the book’s colorful characters.
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Karen Catchpole and Eric Mohl
In 2006, writer Karen Catchpole and photographer Eric Mohl packed up their belongings into a truck and hit the road on an epic road trip through the Americas. After three years and over 100,000 miles, they still haven’t reached South America. Catchpole and Mohl join Boyd to talk about their journey.
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Wild Chronicles
In this week’s “Boyd Matson's Wild Chronicles” segment, Boyd tells a cautionary tale from a white-water rafting trip in the Grand Canyon. But this story isn’t about the rapids.
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