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Episode 16: It’s Not All Going the Wrong Way

6/22/2019
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In Openlands, Jerry Adelmann joined an organization whose interests aligned perfectly with his own: nature, culture, historic preservation, social equity. Since then, Jerry has been a ninja nature practitioner who’s…

Duration:00:21:01

Episode 15: Promiscuity & Polka Dots

6/15/2019
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Janet Voight grew up in Iowa, far from the ocean. Yet as a young adult, she found her way to the study of marine organisms, especially the cephalopods: that strange and wonderful system that includes snails, clams, squids, nautilus, and octopuses...

Duration:00:30:31

Episode 14: Booms & Busts – Natural Cycles That Run the World

6/8/2019
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When Dr. Jalene LaMontagne was growing up, her family moved every three to five years. “I was a military brat,” she says. For a while they lived…

Duration:00:25:37

Episode 13: It’s Not Over Until the Tiny Fish Thinks

6/1/2019
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Most scientists study animals while they’re stationary. It’s a lot easier that way. But Melina Hale studies fish in motion. She wants to find out what’s happening inside their brains—and what signals are traveling through their system from brain to fin and fin to brain—that allow movement to occur...

Duration:00:26:25

Episode 12: “The Green Mentor”

5/18/2019
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Sylvie Anglin’s epiphany of how nature can integrate into both the curriculum and character of a classroom occurred the year she co-taught with Carol Brindley, a veteran teacher of first and second graders...

Duration:00:20:14

Episode 11: The Warm Glow of Helping

5/11/2019
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As a child, Peggy Mason was a biology prodigy. Today, as a neurobiologist, Peggy is still working with mammals, but instead of preserving their skins, she’s studying whether they experience empathy and act to help one another...

Duration:00:30:20

Episode 10: When The Girl Frog Sings

5/4/2019
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When Johana Goyes Vallejos travelled to Borneo , she discovered that instead of boy frogs making all the noise—which is how things typically go in frog world—it was female voices piercing the dark night air...

Duration:00:25:54

Episode 9: A Deep Study of Quiet Land

4/26/2019
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Like most Chicagoans, Jin enjoyed Lake Michigan in a general way for many years. But because the lake is consistently present—a backdrop to the spectacle of the city—it’s possible for residents to forget the lake is even there...

Duration:00:31:45

Episode 8: First We Dream

4/19/2019
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The father of Philip Enquist was a rebel who didn’t appreciate shortly-cropped mowed lawns, and he allowed the grass in the front yard of their Southern California home to grow long. The neighbors didn’t share his aesthetic...

Duration:00:31:27

Season Two Trailer

4/15/2019
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Host Jill Riddell explains the what, why and when of Season Two.

Duration:00:01:22

Episode 7: The Value of Audacious Thinking

6/1/2018
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Zero. When Mary Hennen was growing up, that was the total number of peregrine falcons living anywhere near her home in Chicago. Even in the wilder areas...

Duration:00:27:02

Episode 6: Women in the Garden

5/25/2018
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The person responsible for Kay Havens’ early interest in interest in science was female: her mother. Together, they collected, studied, and identified...

Duration:00:19:48

Episode 5: One Strange Mountain

5/18/2018
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What would you do if you were required to catch something—an animal—that you knew nothing about. In the entire world, there was literally no one you could ask for help, not one...

Duration:00:26:09

Episode 4: Secret in the Scented Night

5/12/2018
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Each weekend when Krissa Skogen was a kid, she went with her family to a lake in western Minnesota. The six of them camped in tents on a small property where there was no...

Duration:00:30:57

Episode 3: The Forest of Surprise

5/4/2018
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After first considering life as a musician, Greg Mueller’s professional aspirations took a surprising turn when a college class introduced him to mushrooms in the forests of...

Duration:00:28:05

Episode 2: The Elegance of Erasure

4/28/2018
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When Peggy Macnamara was a young mother of five children, she didn't relinquish her art practice. Each morning she left her house and drove straight to the nearest natural history museum...

Duration:00:25:33

Episode 1: We All Live In Nature

4/21/2018
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“Ecological theater is happening all around us.” Seth Magle is a biologist and the director of the Urban Wildlife Institute at the Lincoln Park Zoo. After finishing a dissertation on urban prairie dogs, Seth Magle started looking around at the astonishing number of species of wild animals that choose—for whatever crazy reason—to live right next to us in America’s biggest cities. Why would animals desert the forest and prairie to come live in our concrete jungles? As head of the Urban...

Duration:00:28:39

One Minute Introduction to “The Shape of the World

4/17/2018
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Host Jill Riddell explains the what, why and when of Season One.

Duration:00:01:33