Animals

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...

Vicki Constantine Croke: "The Lady and the Panda" (Random House)

August 8, 2005

In 1936, a widowed young socialite took on her late husband's planned expedition to China in search of a live panda. Diane and her guest talk about the panda-monium set off when she returned with a baby panda cradled in her arms.

Maria Mudd Ruth: "Rare Bird" (Rodale)

July 18, 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.

Kathy Santo: "Dog Sense" (Knopf)

June 10, 2005

A canine behaviorist explains how to customize a training method to meet your dog's specific needs, motivations, and confidence level.

David Rothenberg: "Why Birds Sing" (Basic Books)

May 11, 2005

Birds make some of the most beautiful sounds in nature. But scientists don't really know why birds sing. Diane and author/musician David Rothenberg talk about the mystery of bird song. We'll also hear about the reappearance of the...

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

March 30, 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...

Jon Katz: "The Dogs of Bedlam Farm" (Villard) (Rebroadcast)

November 26, 2004

Jon Katz ended his book "A Dog Year" with a story of taking his new border collies to a sheep farm. In his latest book, Katz tells the story of his three border collies, a cold winter spent on a forty-acre farm with more than a...

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