Program 284: Diving Adventures; Instant Cities; Unconquered Amazon
Release Date: 04-21-2012
- Travel writer Amanda Castleman, contributor to writer.com
- NPR Morning Edition co-host Steve Inskeep, author ot "Instant City"
- Scott Wallace, author of "The Unconquered"
- Amanda Castleman's portfolio is online and she teaches writing.
- Amanda is associated with the Dive Director website, which is projected to be operational as of Summer 2012.
- Amanda considers Anthony's Key Resort in Roatan, Honduras one of the world's best scuba centers.
- The Bonneville Seabase is the location in Utah for snorkeling and scuba diving to view exotic salt water fish.
- Steve Inskeep's book is "Instant City: Life and Death in Karachi" (Penguin Press).
- NPR has a bio of Steve Inskeep.
- Steve Inskeep refers to Bill Bishop's book "The Big Sort," and the late Chicago columnist Mike Royko, to explain how geographic demographic changes are polarizing Americans.
- Scott Wallace has a book about his Amazon expedition with Brazilian scientist Sydney Possuelo called "The Unconquered" (Crown).
Pgm 284 Amanda Castleman extra - The Travel with Rick Steves studio is only a few blocks away from an underwater diving park off the shore of Puget Sound. Diver Amanda Castleman describes how the cold water Seattle-area diving community operates and what they find in the chilly waters of the Pacific Northwest. (runs 1:31)
Pgm 284 Steve Inskeep extra - Rick asks Steve Inskeep how the U.S. can use foreign aid to help shape security and stability in the developing world. Steve discusses civilian aid to Pakistan as an attempt to influence outcomes in Karachi. (runs 3:25)