Program 456: Bear Trekking; Wilderness Edens; Juan Villoro's Mexico City Insider
Release Date: 09-03-2016
Rick interviews ecologist Chris Morgan who says that saving the habitat for bears can save the planet for the rest of us. Get a taste of what wildlife photographer Marty Essen encountered from the Arctic Refuge to the Florida Everglades. Author Juan Villoro explains why soccer is as important as religion and shares an insider's perspective on life in today's Mexico City.
- Ecologist and filmmaker Chris Morgan
- Marty Essen, author of “Cool Creatures, Hot Planet” (self-published: Encante Press)
- Mexico City-based writer and journalist Juan Villoro, author of "The Guilty" (George Braziller Inc.)
- Links to Chris Morgan's wildlife projects and his Facebook postings are on his chrismorganwildlife.org website.
- Chris has produced the film "BearTrek," in which he traces the condition of bears on four continents. His "Bears of the Last Frontier" series has aired on Nature on PBS.
- The website for Marty Essen includes a link to his latest book, "Endangered Edens."
- Trip Advisor contributors discuss the top things to do at Everglades City, Florida.
- The National Park Service operates the Shark Valley Visitor Center in the Everglades, about 70 miles east of Naples on the Tamiami Trail.
- A short story collection by Juan Villoro, called "The Guilty," has been translated into English and released in the U.S. by independent publisher George Braziller.
- Juan Villoro talked with the New York Times about soccer as a metaphor for modern life in Mexico.
- Information about Mexico's national soccer team from the goal.com website.
- Pope Francis visited Mexico in February 2016.
- Information about the baroque church of Santo Domingo in Mexico City.
More with Juan Villoro - Mexico City-based author and social critic Juan Villoro explains how several European powerhouse soccer teams seem to reflect their national cultures. (runs 3:01)