Animals

Diana Reiss: "Dolphin in the Mirror"

September 15, 2011

For centuries, humans and dolphins have enjoyed a special relationship. One of the world's leading dolphin experts reveals the secrets behind their sophisticated playfulness, emotional intelligence, and ability to communicate in ways we never imagined. She talks with Diane about how the animals are mistreated and what can be done to stop it.

Patricia McConnell: "Love Has No Age Limit"

August 17, 2011

Dog expert Patricia McConnell's guide to welcoming a new dog into your home.

Environmental Outlook: Endangered Species Act

May 3, 2011

The recent budget bill included a rider removing some wolves from the Endangered Species Act. New debate over whether politics rather than science could determine an animal’s status.

Alice Walker: "The Chicken Chronicles"

Alice Walker: "The Chicken Chronicles"

May 2, 2011

Alice Walker is a renowned author, poet and activist, best known for her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "The Color Purple." She discusses how raising backyard chickens turned into a journey of personal discovery.

Environmental Outlook: "Born to be Wild"

Environmental Outlook: "Born to be Wild"

April 5, 2011

The Environmental Outlook Series: The work of two women who raise orphaned elephants and orangutans – then return them to the wild. Saving endangered species one animal at a time.

U.S and East Asia

January 13, 2011

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates meets with leaders in Beijing, Tokyo and Seoul, but China's test flight on a new stealth fighter jet during his visit underscores some of the challenges: an update on U.S China relations and security issues in East Asia.

John Woestendiek:  "Dog,Inc"

John Woestendiek: "Dog,Inc"

January 5, 2011

The science, marketing, ethics and often quirky personalities involved in pet cloning: what the quest to copy man’s best friend reveals about human nature.

Grace Pundyk: "The Honey Trail" (Rebroadcast)

Grace Pundyk: "The Honey Trail" (Rebroadcast)

December 29, 2010

Honey is a global food -- part of tradition, culture and trade. But it's not all sweet: The story also involves smuggling, deforestation and climate change. One woman explains what she found out when she went around the world in pursuit of...

Nicholas Dodman:  "Good Old Dog"

Nicholas Dodman: "Good Old Dog"

December 15, 2010

Thanks to advances in veterinary medicine many of the dogs in our lives are living longer and healthier lives. But just like people, as they age, the kind of care they need changes. Experts at the Cummings Veterinary School of Medicine...

Global Extinction Crisis & Biodiversity

Global Extinction Crisis & Biodiversity

October 28, 2010

New research documents the long term decline of the earth’s biodiversity: What species are most at risk and some conservation efforts that are making a difference.

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