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National Geographic Weekend


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January 02, 2010

This Week's Guests:

Nancy Sullivan
National Geographic grantee Nancy Sullivan has lived and worked in Papua New Guinea for 20 years. Sullivan not only works as an anthropologist, she also works with the locals training them how to do anthropological work in their own country. Sullivan talks with Boyd about hundreds of newly discovered caves across the country.
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Alex Salmond
Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond joins Boyd by phone to talk about the world’s largest ever single prize for innovation in marine renewable energy. The Saltire Prize is a £10 million award (U.S. $15 million) designed to galvanize world scientists to push the frontiers of innovation in the crucial area of clean, green energy.
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Joel Berger
Wildlife Conservation Society senior-scientist Joel Berger has written a new book titled, The Better to Eat You With: Fear in the Animal World. Berger talks with Boyd about the terror prey feel in the presence of predators and what we as humans can learn from this.
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• The holiday season is behind us, but all the gift wrap might not be. Emily Main, senior editor of the Green Guide, joins Boyd to help us dig out from under the pile of wrapping paper in an environmentally friendly way.

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Pat Walters
National Geographic grantee Pat Walters is studying the impacts of invasive Asian carp on the Mississippi River Basin. The fish were introduced about 10 years ago and have since completely dominated the ecosystem. Worse, they have a strange (and dangerous) tendency to vault from the water at passing boats. Walters joins Boyd in the studio to talk about fishing with bow and arrows, baseball bats and tennis rackets!
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Joshua Ponte
National Geographic Emerging Explorer Joshua Ponte was a successful young English entrepreneur when, over breakfast one morning, his eye fell on a newspaper ad that said "Gorilla Reintroduction Program, Gabon." His life has never been the same since. Pursuing his passion for conservation, Ponte moved to a central African forest where 13 orphaned gorillas were being studied. Boyd talks with Ponte about the joys and dangers of raising young gorillas.
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Dr. Taranjit Kaur
National Geographic grantee and Virginia Tech researcher Dr. Taranjit Kaur and her team have produced powerful scientific evidence that viral infectious diseases contracted from human tourists are making chimpanzees sick. Boyd and Kaur talk about the dangers and importance of exposing chimps to humans.
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Jonathan Waterman
With support from National Geographic, author, adventurer and filmmaker Jonathan Waterman is highlighting the key issues for sustainability in the Colorado River Basin by descending the river from source to sea. Waterman talks with Boyd about the looming water crisis in the Colorado Basin.
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• Be careful what you wish for, says Boyd. He recently returned from Gabon, a trip he has been wanting to take for some time. But, as he tells it, he’s brought back a few more souvenirs than desired.

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