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Program 462: Indigenous Arctic and Andes; Overbooked

Release Date: 11-05-2016

Description

A bestselling author of a book on the Northwest Passage describes how the Inuit of Canada and Greenland are responding to modern challenges posed by changes to the Arctic environment. Then we delve with a filmmaker into the pre-Columbian world of the Incas, and ponder what untold stories the Andes Mountains may still hold. Plus, a well-traveled journalist joins us to consider the impact of recent growth in the global travel industry, wherein a billion people a year now cross international borders in search of something new.

Guests

  • Kathleen Winter, author of "Boundless: Tracing Land and Dream in a New Northwest Passage"  (Counterpoint)
  • Filmmaker Kim MacQuarrie, author of "Life and Death in the Andes" (Simon and Schuster)
  • Journalist Elizabeth Becker, author of "Overbooked"  (Simon and Schuster)

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Program Extras

More with Elizabeth Becker - Rick and Elizabeth Becker, author of "Overbooked: The Exploding Business of Tourism and Travel," talk with listener Eric from Minneapolis about the advantages and disadvantages of using sharing accommodations, such as AirBnB, and why its popularity with millennial-aged travelers is a double-edged sword. (runs 4:35)