I'm a Penguin Counter for God's Sake!

I'm a Penguin Counter for God's Sake!

Traveling to Antarctica to hang with penguins on the company dime likely seems like the dream assignment for a journalist... or anyone. Ron Naveen has been living that dream, counting penguins by hand for decades. And today you're going to hear about that work and what he’s seen as the climate changes from our friends at the PBS Newshour's podcast "The Last Continent." 

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Pants on Fire

Textiles are all around us. We live in them, sleep on them, sit on them, walk on them, live in houses filled with them. It’s one of the biggest industries in the world. But it’s also one with a big problem and, at least for consumers in the United States, a largely invisible one - textile waste. Today, we’re tearing the very shirt off your back to explore the old is new approach to textiles that could eliminate millions of tons of garbage a year.

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The Family Business

The Family Business

The Sununus are one of New Hampshire's grandest families. John H. Sununu was governor and White House Chief of Staff. One of his sons John E. Sununu was a U.S. congressman and senator, and another Chris Sununu is governor today.  In their roles of political power, all of these men have faced a different landscape with regards to climate change, and what it means to be a Republican. Today, we track the party's evolution on the subject, through the frame of this one family.

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Hunting The Night Parrot

Hunting The Night Parrot

For a long time, the elusive night parrot of the Australian outback was believed to be extinct. Then, an experienced birder with a reputation for dubious finds offered up foolproof evidence that the bird is still alive: photographs, feathers, and birdsong that he promises is the real deal. This week on the podcast, we're featuring our Australian podcast pal Ann Jones, host of ABC's Off-Track, as she heads out into the bush to try and capture sound from a bird few have ever heard.

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10x10: Under the Ice

10x10: Under the Ice

In our series 10X10, we examine places that might not seem all that interesting... places like your typical frozen pond.  Sure, on the surface it's a wind-swept desert of crunchy snow and frigid temperatures, but drill a few inches down though, and you'll discover a world turned upside-down. In this episode, we give the down low on bizarre properties of water, fish that thrive in a capped-off environment, and long beards of algae clinging to the underside of a secret ecosystem few have ever explored.

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