Sometimes the closest you can get to wild animals is your flat screen television. Sean shares a story he produced for Stories From the Heart of the Land about the intense connections that are made through wildlife films and guides such as David Attenborough.
15-year-old Ruby Jane spends her time sharing the stage with some of country music's greatest names, including Willie Nelson and Mark O'Connor. Ruby Jane started playing the violin at the age of two. She's now a world-class fiddler who also sings, composes music and plays the guitar and mandolin. Guest host David Brown talks with Ruby Jane in Austin, Texas about her adventures in music. Also in this show: under forty and unemployed.
Until recently, Noah Z. Jones was a freelance illustrator and stay-at-home dad living on the coast of Maine. One day he created a website, Almost Naked Animals. Someone at Disney got turned on to Noah’s work. Soon, Noah and his family moved to L.A. where Noah could work full time on a new animated series. “Fish Hooks” debuted this past fall on the Disney Channel
Mary Lee Haywood was diagnosed with TB in 1952, when she was 18. She had plans to go to nursing school and marry her high school sweetheart. All of that had to be postponed. Instead, Mary Lee spent nearly 2 years in sanatoriums. For a full year, she was confined to bed rest in a hospital. Also on the show: Doris "Granny D" Haddock ran for US Senate - at age 94.
If you want to get people going in Montana and Idaho, bring up wolves. Should they be encouraged to live in those areas, or shot on sight? Carter Niemeyer has been in the middle of this debate for years.
Deb Burgess operates what's thought to be the last pack station of its kind in the United States. Deb bought the business 4 years ago - and here's what she does: she saddles mules and donkeys and uses them to deliver goods to folks in the San Gabriel Mountains in Southern California.