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Friday, November 25, 2005

Jane Goodall has devoted her life to the well-being of chimps and baboons. Now she's worried about another kind of primate: humans. Plus: the life and work of Henry Adams, who helped revolutionize the study of American history. Also, how to capture the beauty of the wilderness on film, and a visit from Australian novelist Tim Winton.

Remember Henry Adams

Henry Adams helped revolutionize the study of American history, but hardly anyone has read his writing. Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Garry Wills thinks we should. Wills's new book is Henry Adams and the Making of America.
This interview is a rebroadcast. Original air date on the Leonard Lopate Show: 9/20/05



Nathan Farb grew up in Lake Placid, NY, and expresses his love for the Adirondacks by photographing the region. His photos are collected in a book called Adirondack Wilderness.
This interview is a rebroadcast. Original air date on the Leonard Lopate Show: 9/20/05



The Turning

Tim Winton is a well-known Australian author, twice shortlisted for the Booker Prize. His new linked story collection, set in small-town Western Australia, is called The Turning.


Watch What We Eat

Jane Goodall believes that we humans need to be more mindful of the food we eat, where it comes from, and how it reaches our tables. Her new book is Harvest for Hope.

» Jane Goodall's thoughts on food consumption
» Jane Goodall ...


Listen to This: Mark Morris

Choreographer Mark Morris introduces music from the Batak of Northern Sumatra. The song is called "Horud Baling" and it's from a CD called Batak, from New Albion Records.

The Batak are a family of seven Indonesian ethnic groups with a population of about two million. Music and dance ...


Listen to This

Want to hear some interesting music you might not have heard before? Ask a musician. Listen to This is a new feature we air from time to time on the Leonard Lopate Show. So — listen to this! Plus, find out about some of Leonard Lopate's personal music picks.


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