Nature

Wendell Berry: A conversation (Rebroadcast)

December 31, 2009

Poet, author, essayist and farmer. Wendell Berry, known as the grandfather of the slow food movement, discusses food for the body and poetry for the soul.

Copenhagen Wrap-up

December 21, 2009

What emerged from the Copenhagen climate talks: A look at promises made and the next steps leading nations must take to achieve them as the summit concludes.

Wendell Berry: A Conversation

November 30, 2009

Poet, author, essayist and farmer. Wendell Berry, known as the grandfather of the slow food movement, discusses food for the body and poetry for the soul.

Margaret Atwood: "The Year of the Flood" (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday)

October 29, 2009

The award-winning author presents her latest novel about a disturbing future world, including a catastrophic pandemic, genetically engineered animals, and a cult devoted to preserving all plant and animal life.

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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.

[Frans de Waal answered...

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.

Bush Environmental Record

August 14, 2003

A panel talks about President Bush's "Healthy Forests" initiative, his pick for EPA administrator, and the administration's overall record on the environment.

Butterflies

May 23, 2003

Two butterfly experts talk about their love of these delicate insects and about why they inspire obsession in so many people.

Oliver Sacks: "Oaxaca Journal" (National Geographic)

June 25, 2002

Neurologist Oliver Sacks is best known for his books describing unusual medical cases he's observed, but his latest book is devoted to one of his hobbies: the study of ferns. He tells us about a trip he took to Oaxaca, Mexico, in search of...

Peter Benchley: "Shark Trouble" (Random House)

June 14, 2002

Peter Benchley's 1974 blockbuster was Jaws. His newest book, "Shark Trouble" (Random House), relates his real-life encounters with sharks over the past quarter-century. He joins us to talk about the truth -- and the hype -- around...

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