We meet writer Peter Markus, who spends time fishing on the Detroit River. He creates characters that live in water, mud and on the end of a fishing line. He’s currently at work on a book called "The Fish and the Not Fish."
"Finding it There" by Goldmund; "Interlude 4" by Edgar Meyer
Right now, all over the world, projects are underway to store seeds. Biodiversity has plummeted in the last 50 years, and scientists fear climate change will kill varieties of apples, yams and many fruits and vegetables. Dick talks with seed collectors.
Lee Jones is a farmer in Ohio. He saw his family farm auctioned off in the 80’s. But Farmer Jones has figured out a way to prosper as a farmer: quality over quantity. Dick Gordon spoke with Lee at a live event by Avalon Housing in Michigan.
The rhino’s horn is highly prized for its medicinal qualities in Asia, and the poaching in Africa has become increasingly sophisticated. Hunters use helicopters to chase down the rhinos and cut off their horns. Raoul du Toit tracks the massive beasts and relocates them to safety. He won this year’s prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize for his work.
Our series continues today with a look at technology. Charles Fishman, author of The Big Thirst, has seen plenty of water filters that fail and he talks about the "people factor." Physicist Ashok Gadgil grew up in India where several of his baby cousins died from bad drinking water. He came up with a kind of filter that's cheap and easy to repair, and he's hopeful about the success. It means millions of people now have clean water to drink.