Program 369: Aniakchak Alaska; Bird Brains; Japan Inc.

Release Date: 06-28-2014


If you had wings, where would you fly? Learn how studying the remarkable intelligence of birds can take you around the world, and even teach us what it means to be human. We'll also hear about an amazing hiking journey across one of Alaska's least-visited wilderness reserves, then get a journalist's view on how Japanese society is coping with its economic pressures.


  • Travel writer Christopher Solomon
  • Noah Strycker, author of "The Thing With Feathers" (Riverhead Books)
  • Mike DeJong, editor-in-chief of EuroBiz Japan
  • Japan feature from public radio producer Jake Warga

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