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National Geographic Weekend


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October 10, 2009

This Week's Guests:

Michael “Nick” Nichols
National Geographic photographer Michael “Nick” Nichols captured photos of some of the tallest trees on Earth for the October National Geographic magazine article “The Super Trees.” Nichols tells Boyd about climbing and sleeping in the giant redwoods of California and explains how he took a full-length portrait of a 300-foot tree that shows up as a five-page foldout poster in the magazine.
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Michael Finkel
A more tolerant Islam is confronting extremism in the world's most populous Muslim country—Indonesia. In the October issue of National Geographic magazine, author Michael Finkel writes about “Facing Down the Fanatics,” and Finkel and Boyd discuss the delicate balancing act that is Indonesian democracy.
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Greg Skomal
This summer more great white sharks than normal were seen off the coast of New England. While this may be making beach-goers nervous, it makes scientists curious. Greg Skomal, a biologist with the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, tells Boyd that electronic tags he attached to great whites this summer should soon be returning volumes of data about the creatures’ habits.
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Steve Casimiro
National Geographic Adventure magazine’s Gear Guru Steve Casimiro joins Boyd to review new SLR cameras that take high definition video.
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Kyler Abernathy
Kyler Abernathy, a member of the National Geographic Crittercam team, joins Boyd to talk about amazing new video footage of the 6-foot-long Humboldt squid. Most remarkably, the squid is not only the subject of the footage, but also the cameraman.
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Dr. Iain Douglas-Hamilton
An ongoing drought in Kenya has killed over 60 elephants and is leading to problems for animals and people all over the country. Renowned conservationist and elephant expert Dr. Iain Douglas-Hamilton joins Boyd to talk about the crisis and what can be done to save the elephants.
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Wayne Clough
In these tough economic times we’re all looking for good deals. Well look no further than the Smithsonian Institute’s 19 museums, which are all free. Wayne Clough, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institute, joins Boyd to talk about the museum and research facilities run by the Smithsonian.
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Jamie Shreeve
Recently scientists announced an amazing find: the oldest fossil skeleton of a human ancestor. National Geographic magazine science editor Jamie Shreeve joins Boyd to discuss our 4.4-million-year-old ancestor called Ardi, short for Ardipithecus ramidus.
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• While stuck at home recovering from a bike accident, Boyd has begun to show symptoms of cabin fever. Luckily he has some helium balloons to keep him busy.

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