Environment

Edward O. Wilson: "Nature Revealed" (Johns Hopkins)

April 27, 2006

Pioneering entomologist and two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Edward O. Wilson talks about pressing issues in the biological and ecological sciences, including biodiversity, environmentalism, and the politics of science.

U.S. Corporations and Climate Change

March 31, 2006

The Bush administration has so far opposed mandatory plans to control carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, but some major companies are working on their own. We'll talk about what they are proposing and why.

Eric Dinerstein: "Tigerland and Other Unintended Destinations" (Island Press)

February 8, 2006

One of the most influential conservationists of our time describes how his interest in ecological conservation began when he was a bookish undergraduate film student. He describes 30 years of field work studying tigers, rhinos, bats and...

Breaking the "Oil Addiction"

February 6, 2006

A look at the president's proposals to reduce U.S. reliance on Middle East oil.

Richard Louv: "Last Child in the Woods" (Algonquin) (Rebroadcast)

January 2, 2006

A child advocacy expert links the lack of nature in the lives of today's wired generation to some of the most disturbing childhood trends, such as rises in obesity, ADD, and depression. He gives advice on how to save our children from...

Timothy Egan: "The Worst Hard Time" (Houghton Mifflin)

December 5, 2005

Hurricanes and floods have grabbed recent headlines, but some people think Mother Nature's worst assault on America took place in the 1930s. A Pulitzer Prize winning journalist tells the stories of individuals who survived the dust storms...

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.

John Marzluff: "In the Company of Crows and Ravens" (Yale)

October 25, 2005

Our language, art, culture, and religion have all been influenced over the ages by our interactions with crows. Humans also have had a significant impact on the complex culture of crows. Diane and her guest take a look at the unique...

Charles Mann: "1491" (Knopf)

October 7, 2005

A science writer presents new research on what the Americas were like before the arrival of Christopher Columbus.

Diane Wilson: "An Unreasonable Woman" (Chelsea Green)

September 28, 2005

A shrimper turned activist turned environmentalist tells the story of how she took on the giant corporations polluting the beloved Texas Gulf Coast bay where she and her family lived.

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