Animals

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...

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

October 6, 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...

Tim Friend: "Animal Talk" (Free Press)

January 8, 2004

USA Today science writer Tim Friend takes us on a journey through the growls, cries, shrieks, rumbles, and roars of the animal kingdom. He draws on the latest research and his own field observations to break the code of communication...

Jon Katz: "The New Work of Dogs" (Random House) (Rebroadcast)

September 1, 2003

Author Jon Katz describes the evolving relationship between humans and pets in his latest book. He profiles Americans' increasing reliance on their dogs for emotional support - "Tending to Life, Love, and Family" - as human society...

Jon Katz: "The New Work of Dogs" (Random House)

May 12, 2003

Author Jon Katz describes the evolving relationship between humans and pets in his latest book. He profiles Americans' increasing reliance on their dogs for emotional support - "Tending to Life, Love, and Family" - as human society...

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