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The Leonard Lopate Show

Leonard Lopate Weekend: Candice Bergen, Aasif Mandvi, Hawks, Elephant Emotions!

Friday, April 10, 2015

The Leonard Lopate Show's favorite segment's from the week, in case you missed them! 
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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Complicated Lives, and Social Roles, of Elephants

Monday, April 06, 2015

For the last twenty-three years, Caitlin O’Connell has been a keen observer of the complicated friendships of an entourage of bull elephants in Etosha National Park, Namibia.

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WQXR Blog

Video: Violinist Inspires Elephants to Dance to Bach

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Eleanor Bartsch, a violinist in the Madison Symphony Orchestra in Wisconsin, performed a bit of Bach on Saturday night for an unlikely audience.
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Conducting Business

Ivory Ban Good for Elephants, a Headache for Musicians

Thursday, April 24, 2014

New Federal rules aimed at protecting Africa's endangered elephants are sending shock waves through parts of the music world. Hear why in this podcast.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Inside the World of Elephant Poaching

Thursday, February 13, 2014

This week the Obama Administration announced new restrictions on animal trafficking, including regulations which seek to completely prohibit the sale African ivory in the United States. Damon Tabor went deep inside the shadowy world of elephant poaching and the international ivory trade. His investigation is called "The Ivory Highway." It appears in the March issue of Men’s Journal Magazine.

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WNYC News

New York at Center of Very Profitable, Very Illegal Ivory Trade

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The penalty for selling illegal ivory in New York is about as punitive as the penalty for being drunk in public — a fine up to $250, or a maximum of 15 days in prison. But the trade is lucrative: a 2012 ivory seizure in New York City was worth $2 million.

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Radiolab

Why We Need Grandpas And Grandmas (Part 1)

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The idea seemed sensible: Send young elephants from a crowded national park in South Africa to an emptier one, where they could form a new herd and thrive. The problem? Elephants need elders. Without them, all hell breaks loose.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Elephant Poaching and the Illegal Ivory Trade

Thursday, October 03, 2013

The elephant population in Africa has been decimated in recent decades due to poaching to supply the illegal ivory trade. In 1989, a worldwide ban on ivory trade brought a dramatic drop in poaching, and black market prices of ivory slumped. But there have been sustained attempts to weaken the ban, and today, elephant poaching is on the rise. John Heminway, Chairman of WildlifeDirect and director/producer/writer of the National Geographic special “Battle for the Elephants,” and Paula Kahumbu, a wildlife conservationist, CEO of WildlifeDirect, and executive director of the Kenya Land Conservation Trust, talk about the demand for ivory and efforts to protect elephants and close down international ivory markets.

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On Being

Katy Payne — Whale Songs and Elephant Loves [remix]

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Katy Payne is an acoustic biologist with a Quaker sensibility. From the wild coast of Argentina to the rainforests of Africa, she discovered that humpback whales compose ever-changing songs and that elephants communicate across long distances by infrasoun

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On Being

[Unedited] Katy Payne with Krista Tippett

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Katy Payne is an acoustic biologist with a Quaker sensibility. From the wild coast of Argentina to the rainforests of Africa, she discovered that humpback whales compose ever-changing songs and that elephants communicate across long distances by infrasoun

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Features

Giant Bronze Elephant Stands Upside Down in Union Square

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

From Tuesday through next May, Gran Elefandret by Spanish artist Miquel Barceló will be on display in Union Square. The 5-ton, 26-foot tall bronze sculpture depicts an elephant standing whimsically on its trunk, seemingly defying physics.

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