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National Geographic Weekend


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June 19, 2010

This Week's Guests:

Mike Fay
National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Mike Fay has spent his life as a naturalist—from the Sierra Nevadas and the Maine woods as a boy, to Alaska and Central America in college, to North Africa and the depths of the central African forests. Fay joins Boyd in the studio to talk about his new role as the director of national parks in Gabon.
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Bolortsetseg Minjin
2010 National Geographic Emerging Explorer Bolortsetseg Minjin is a specialist in vertebrate fossils from 145 million to 65 million years ago. Minjin has made numerous expeditions throughout the Gobi in Mongolia, discovering several rich exposures of fossils, and amassing an important collection of dinosaurs and mammals for her native country.
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Reza
National Geographic Fellow Reza is one of the best-known photojournalists in the world. And if it’s a dangerous part of the world, Reza has likely been there to take pictures, capturing the beauty and turmoil from conflict regions while at the same time working to make a difference. Reza joins Boyd in the studio to talk about his latest project in a rough Italian neighborhood.
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David Braun
Poachers are waging a high-tech war on rhinos in South Africa says David Braun, head of National Geographic's daily online news. Braun joins Boyd to talk about the news you didn’t know you needed to know.
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Mattias Klum
National Geographic photographer Mattias Klum has documented Borneo for over 20 years. For a November 2008 National Geographic article and upcoming film, Klum returned to document the rampant deforestation that has already claimed 75 percent of Borneo’s lowland rain forest and now threatens its native orangutans and pygmy elephants. Klum joins Boyd in the studio to talk about Borneo.
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Thomas Culhane
National Geographic Emerging Explorer Thomas Culhane is using existing technology to help create new solutions for poor neighborhoods all over the world. From rooftop solar water heaters in Egypt to creating cooking gas from garbage in Alaska, Culhane is solving every day problems with imaginative solutions. Culhane joins Boyd in the studio with a backpack full of new toys.
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Tom Lovejoy
Tom Lovejoy, president of the Heinz Center for Science, Economics, and the Environment, originated the term “biodiversity.” Lovejoy joins Boyd to discuss why so many species are disappearing and what we can do about it.
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Kenny Broad
National Geographic Emerging Explorer Kenny Broad spends a lot of time underwater. Sometimes Broad is 400 feet deep in the ocean and sometimes he’s swimming through your drinking water in underwater caves. Broad joins Boyd in the studio to talk about his work.
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Boyd Matson
Boyd shares a story about his recent trip to the happiest place on Earth—Bhutan.

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