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January 30, 2010

This Week's Guests:

Dave Morgan & Crickette Sanz
WCS Conservation Fellow Dave Morgan and his partner Crickette Sanz study chimpanzees in the Congolese rain forest. But a few years ago the tables were turned when the couple ran into a group of chimps that had never seen humans before. The chimps built nests directly above Sanz and Morgan’s camp so they could keep an eye on them all night long. Suddenly, the researchers were the ones being scrutinized. Morgan and Sanz join Boyd to talk about the incident and the article “Congo Chimps” in the February 2010 issue of National Geographic magazine.
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Kevin Raskoff
Most of us swim the opposite direction when we see a jellyfish. Not Monterey Peninsula College biology professor Kevin Raskoff. The alien looking creatures attract Raskoff, who not only studies jellyfish but also takes stunning photographs of them.
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Mary Hagedorn
Smithsonian Institution biologist Mary Hagedorn is the Dr. Ruth of coral. Hagedorn studies the sex habits of coral in an attempt to save the threatened animals. As Hagedorn tells Boyd, scientists didn’t even know coral could reproduce sexually until the 1980s.
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David Braun
National Geographic News editor David Braun joins Boyd to talk about newly discovered salamanders and mountains.
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Scott Anderson
Joe Jessup has 5 wives, 46 children and 239 grandchildren. Jessup in an elder of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) and is one of the polygamists Scott Anderson writes about in the exclusive article for National Geographic magazine’s February 2010 issue called “The Polygamists.” Anderson joins Boyd to talk about the FLDS religion and how he gained unprecedented access to the group for his story.
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J.J. Kelley & Josh Thomas
J.J. Kelley and Josh Thomas spent 96 days paddling from Skagway, Alaska to Seattle, Washington through the Inside Passage in sea kayaks that they crafted by hand. The two recently finished a film about the journey titled Paddle to Seattle. Kelley and Thomas join Boyd to talk about the difficulties of making and naming the film.
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David Liittschwager
Ever wonder how many organisms you'll find in a cubic foot of soil or sea? National Geographic photographer David Liittschwager decided to find out, taking a 12-inch cube around the world, from an island in the South Pacific to the Duck River in Tennessee. Liittschwager tells Boyd about what he found. It may surprise you.
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Norie Quintos Got the winter blues? National Geographic Traveler magazine has suggestions for surprising getaways that will let you leave the cold and the crowds behind. Senior editor Norie Quintos joins Boyd to talk about “Great Winter Escapes” found in the January/February 2010 issue of the magazine.
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• Boyd says he knows from experience that chimpanzees are a potent combination of brains and brawn.

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