Dick speaks with Dr. Azzam Alwash, who works with the conservation group Nature Iraq trying to recreate the wetlands of Iraq. They were destroyed by Saddam Hussein, who wanted to eliminate the livelihood of Arabs who live in the marshlands.
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.
When Riki Ott heard about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, it brought back a nightmare she’s lived with for the past 21 years. Riki was fishing for salmon in Cordova, Alaska in 1989 when the Exxon Valdez ran aground and dumped millions of gallons of crude oil into Prince William Sound.
In 2002, Arctic explorer Will Steger was in his late 50's, holed up in his remote cabin in northern Minnesota, when he read about the sudden collapse of a major ice shelf in Antarctica. He came barreling out of his hideaway to tackle one of the biggest issues of our time: global warming. Also on the show: a big mistake pays off. Then, an encounter with Jane Goodall.
As the U.S. military finished the pull out of troops from Iraq, The Story listens back to those who served in the war. We hear stories of combat over the past nine and half years and how soldiers have made sense of their service.
As friends and collegues were kidnapped and killed, Kelly McEvers continued to report for NPR in the Middle East during the Arab uprisings. She has made a documentary about a year there, and speaks with guest host Sean Cole.