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National Geographic Weekend


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April 10, 2010

This Week's Guests:

Dereck and Beverly Joubert
National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence, filmmakers and photographers Dereck and Beverly Joubert take a break from their home in the African bush to visit with Boyd in the studio to discuss their work saving lions. Lion numbers are dwindling, but the Big Cat Initiative, a new program started by the Jouberts in cooperation with National Geographic, is giving the species hope for survival.
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Dr. Zoltan Takacs
If you handle snakes you will eventually be bitten, says Dr. Zoltan Takacs. And he should know. An expert in venom and venomous animals, Takacs has been bitten multiple times. Takacs joins Boyd in the studio to talk about the hazards of his work.
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Annie Bond
In her new book, True Food: Eight Simple Steps to a Healthier You, author Annie Bond provides practical steps for eating a healthier, more natural diet. Bond joins Boyd in the studio to share some of her tips, from eating local to greening your kitchen.
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Tina Rosenberg
Millions of women haul water long distances every day to meet basic necessities. Imagine if they had a faucet by their door? Whole societies could be transformed. For The Burden of Thirst, an article in the April 2010 National Geographic magazine, author Tina Rosenberg joined a woman in Africa on her daily journey to find water. Rosenberg joins Boyd to talk about the grueling hike carrying 50 pounds of water on her back up a mountain.
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David Braun— News
A new disease is threatening bats, and that could mean more mosquitoes this summer according to David Braun, head of National Geographic's daily online news.
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Paul Raffaele
Nature journalist Paul Raffaele says the great apes can be classified as “thinkers” and “thugs.” Raffaele recently traveled around the world, from isolated jungles to misty mountain forests, in search of bonobos, chimpanzees, orangutans and gorillas. In his new book, Among the Great Apes: Adventures on the Trail of Our Closest Relatives, Raffaele comes face to face with the last great apes living in the wild.
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Paul Todd
Paul Todd believes elephants are facing a crisis like never before. Todd, the program manager at the International Fund for Animal Welfare, reports that illegal poaching for ivory is on the rise. Todd and Boyd discuss what this means for consumers in the United States.
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Anthony Brandt
Anthony Brandt, author of the new book, The Man Who Ate His Boots: The Tragic History of the Search for the Northwest Passage joins Boyd to talk about the hunger, frostbite, scurvy, darkness and frigid temperatures that British sailors endured in the hunt for the elusive passage.
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Joel Bourne
Despite a heroic system of dams, pumps and canals, a water crisis is looming in California. In the April 2010 National Geographic magazine article California Pipe Dream, Joel Bourne looks into one possible solution — drinking from the toilet.
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Story—Ruptured Eardrum
Boyd recalls an experience working with chimpanzees that left him with a ruptured eardrum.

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