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Program 380a: The Great Barrier Reef; Kiribati and Vanuatu

Release Date: 08-27-2016

Description

Learn why the Great Barrier Reef — one of Earth's greatest natural wonders — is facing serious threats to its survival. Then author J. Maarten Troost introduces us to the remote Pacific island nations of Kiribati and Vanuatu, whose people have lived for centuries on a series of coral atolls and rugged volcanic islands. And we'll get a first-hand report on traditional life in Papua New Guinea.

Guests

  • 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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