Animals

Jonathan Balcombe: "Second Nature"

Jonathan Balcombe: "Second Nature"

March 16, 2010

Humans aren't the only beings who communicate, feel emotions and have self-awareness. Drawing on the latest research, an animal behaviorist explains why people need to change the way they treat other living creatures.

Environmental Outlook: Freshwater Fish

March 2, 2010

An environmental outlook on how hatchery fish alter the ecology of our inland waters.

Barbara King: "Being with Animals"

January 28, 2010

Americans spend billions of dollars and countless hours caring for their pets. An anthropologist explains the bond between humans and animals and its importance to our evolution.

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Wildlife Trade

January 12, 2010

The lucrative and illegal business of wildlife trafficking. An expose of the world's most notorious wildlife dealer and what's being done to fight this illicit trade.

Frans de Waal: "The Age of Empathy" (Harmony Books)

September 22, 2009

Greed is out, empathy is in, says an internationally renowned zoologist. His studies of primates are changing the scientific community's understanding of human nature and offer lessons for a kinder society.

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Jane Goodall: "Hope for Animals and Their World" (Grand Central)

September 9, 2009

Renowned primatologist Jane Goodall tells stories of animals and plants brought back from the brink of extinction, and why she believes there's hope for saving even more.

Jon Katz: "A Good Dog" (Villard)

October 3, 2006

Author Jon Katz talks about his loving yet stormy relationship with a border collie named Orson, and the tough decisions he faced when the dog's behavior became increasingly troubled.

Maria Mudd Ruth: "Rare Bird" (Rodale) (Rebroadcast)

November 25, 2005

A small, mysterious bird has been flying along the Pacific coast since well before Captain Cook mapped those shores. A nature writer reveals why it took 185 years to find its secret nesting place and how it's now endangered.

Jon Katz: "Katz on Dogs" (Villard)

October 10, 2005

The relationship between man and dog has always been complicated. A leading authority on the human-canine bond offers a commonsense philosophy for training and living with dogs.

Holley Bishop: "Robbing the Bees" (Free Press) (Rebroadcast)

August 29, 2005

Six years ago, writer Holley Bishop bought a Connecticut farmhouse and got a couple of beehives for her back yard. What started as a hobby soon led to a consuming fascination with the biology of bees, the history of beekeeping, and the...

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