Program 380: The Great Barrier Reef; Kiribati and Vanuatu

Release Date: 10-04-2014


Learn about the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia and the serious threats it's facing to its survival. Also, author J Maarten Troost introduces the remote Pacific Island nations of Kiribati and Vanuatu, and we'll learn how people have lived for centuries on a series of coral atolls and on rugged islands that include an active volcano.


  • University of Sydney professor Iain McCalman, author of "The Reef" (Scientific American-FSG)
  • Freelance journalist Jake Warga
  • J. Maarten Troost, author of  "Head Hunters on My Doorstep:  A True Treasure Island Ghost Story"  (Gotham Books)

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Program Extras

Pgm 380 extra - J. Maarten Troost tells Rick where you can get a wi-fi signal in Kiribati, and the rather simple but fresh options you have for dining. Just-caught fish and fried breadfruit will likely be on your menu. (runs 1:31)