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Wilson Olingetti, one of the spotter guides

A New Safari Tourism {format} 3:14 Jake Warga

Safari tourism in Africa is changing. Tracking down big game is still central, but more and more tourists are also involved with conservation and helping local communities.

Broadcast: Nov 18 2010 on PRI/WGBH/BBC The World Subjects: International, Travel, Environment

Falcon on perch w/ hood

Dubai and the Desert {format} 4:30 Jake Warga

Dubai is a city that tries to escape the desert, and now the desert is where people go to escape the city. A look at the relationship between the two, and how reviving the ecology also helps bring back the cultural past. See Jake's Dubai desert photo gallery.

Broadcast: May 10 2010 on PRI/WGBH/BBC The World Subjects: Environment, Travel

Tasmanian Devil photo

Tasmanian Devil Endangered {format} 7:07 Jake Warga

A deadly cancer threatens to wipe out Tasmania's most famous resident: the Tasmanian devil. Australia has the worst record of mammal extinctions in the world over the last 300 to 400 years. A quarter of all mammal extinctions worldwide since 1600 have occurred in Australia.†Scientists say that without intervention, the rare Tasmanian Devil will disappear within 20 years. (Jake's Tasmanian Flickr photos).

Broadcast: Jun 9 2009 on PRI/WGBH/BBC The World Subjects: International, Environment

Story of Stuff logo

Story of Stuff {format} 7:38 Chase Sbicca

Annie Leonard spent a decade researching where our consumer stuff comes from, how its made, who the manufacturing effects, and where it ends up. Among the results is a 20min. video, The Story of Stuff (also in chapters on YouTube), made by Free Range Studios, the same folk who exposed The Meatrix: "From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view." The video came out on the web a year ago and has since been viewed four-and-a-half million times. Time Magazine named Annie Leonard a 2008 Hero of the Environment.

Broadcast: Dec 6 2008 on APM Weekend America Subjects: Environment, Business

Micheal Scott with his pigeons on the coop

Breeding Brooklyn Pigeons {format} 3:14 Owen Agnew & SALT Institute

Like his father before him, Michael Scott breeds "primo" pigeons, trained athletes, in his native Brooklyn. One of his coops is in Canarsie, on top of his grandmotherís house. Photo © Allison Lucas.

Broadcast: Sep 24 2008 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Environment, Sports

Woman with crystal ball and painted face

Rainbow Family {format} {format} 10:42 Barrett Golding

The Gathering of the Tribes: the annual migration of The Rainbow Family of Living Light. Each year, twenty thousand people camp for a week in a the national forest. They come together first week of July; the Fourth of July is their day of prayer, a prayer for peace. Also see: Rainbow Family web presentation, audio collage, and Chad Harder photos. [transcript]

Broadcast: Jun 28 2008 on APM Weekend America; Jul 1 2002 on PRI/MPR Savvy Traveler Subjects: Politics, Cultural, Historical Anniversaries, Environment

Photo of Grand Canyon

Walking Grand Canyon {format} 4:07 Scott Carrier

Father and son spend a week together traveling and hiking America's Grand Canyon.

Broadcast: Jun 13 2008 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Environment, Family, Sports

Beach littered with broken buildings

Burma Cyclone {format} 3:30 Jack Chance

Interviews gathered from Mae Sot, Thailand (same town from which all land-transported aid is entering Burma) with medical workers and Burmese migrant laborers who work in Thailand but sleep in Burma).

Broadcast: May 13 2008 on PRI/WGBH/BBC The World Subjects: International, Environment

Baby gorilla

Mountain Gorillas {format} 8:19 Jake Warga

The genocide in Rwanda decimated more than just people. Mountain Gorilla populations are just now recovering.

Broadcast: Apr 22 2008 on NPR All Things Considered Subjects: Environment

Fishing shack, photo by Sarah Breul

400 Fish {format} 5:13 Grant Fuller & SALT Institute

C'mon, bait your line. Let's go smelt fishin' on the ice. Ten shacks on a frozen river are filled with ice fishermen for ten weeks each year. Owner Steve Leighton provides the bait; his patrons bring the beer; and the fish take care of the rest. Produced for the the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. (Photo © Sarah Breul.)

Broadcast: Mar 14 2008 on APM Weekend America Subjects: Sports, Environment

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