David Wilcove, one of world’s leading experts on endangered species, discusses his new book, No Way Home, which chronicles the decline of the world’s animal migrations. Wilcove is professor of ecology, evolutionary biology and public affairs at Princeton University. PLUS, primatologist duo Dorothy Cheney and Robert Seyfarth discuss their new book, Baboon Metaphysics: The Evolution of a Social Mind. The husband-and-wife team spent years studying a group of baboons in Botswana, observing their behavior, vocalizations — and even their feces — to better understand the primates’ complex social structure.
The polarization of American Politics. We’ll talk with RON BROWNSTEIN author of The Second Civil War: How Extreme Partisanship Has Paralyzed Washington and Polarized America. Brownstein is now Political Director for the Atlantic Media Group, where he writes about politics in their publications The Atlantic Monthly and National Journal. Previously he was a national political correspondent for The Los Angeles Times. We’ll also talk to him about the 2008 Presidential race. Brownstein was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of both the 1996 and 2004 Presidential campaigns. Listen to this show via Real Audio | mp3
Is Iran as dangerous as we thought it was? A new U.S. intelligence report says Iran has ended its nuclear weapons program. To start our show we’ll talk with ROBERT HUTCHINGS, who served as Chairman of the National Intelligence Council from 2003-05, about how we should view such intel reports, then from ROBERT BAER a former CIA field officer who worked in the Middle East, and FLYNT LEVERETT a former senior Mid East expert for the National Security Council about whether the U.S. should soften its stance on Iran, which says it is pursuing nuclear technology for energy. Listen to this show via Real Audio | mp3
As the front man and lead songwriter of the Kinks, Ray Davies helped lead the British Invasion of American pop music. And the group’s influence has only grown over the years, as an increasing number of young musicians cite them as an influence. In the time since the Kinks’ heyday, Davies has also lent his talents to directing and acting in film and theater.
THE KINKS: Sunny Afternoon