November 05, 2010

Kingdom Under Glass

Guest: Jay Kirk.

Today on Focus, we'll discuss the life of legendary explorer and taxidermist Carl Akeley, who was a revolutionary in the field of environmental conservation. Author Jay Kirk joins the show to talk about his biography of Akeley, Kingdom Under Glass, which details the explorer's dangerous escapades in Africa as he hunted animals for his dioramas.


August 18, 2010

Drawing the Map of Life: Inside the Human Genome Project

Guest: Victor K. McElheny.

The Human Genome Project is one of the most important accomplishments in modern science. Science writer Victor McElheny joins Focus today to talk about the origins of the Project, the race to achieve the end goal, and today's efforts to exploit its results. It's not only a major event in medicine, says McElheny, but a striking example of how new technologies contribute to the formation of new hypotheses.


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