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Natural Selections: The Lion's Mane

Ever wonder why male lions wear all that extra fur, given their winter-free range? Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager discuss this unlikely anatomical accessory. Sudies on the Serengeti show it's all about the look. Lionesses, it seems, are wild for big hair.  Go to full article

Preview: St. Lawrence University Celebrates the Gullah/Geechee Culture

The focus of this year's Festival of the Arts at St. Lawrence University is on the people of African descent whose ancestors were brought by their captors to the sea islands off the southern coast of what is now the United States. The theme for next week's festival is, The Gullah Connection: From West Africa to the Islands of the Americas. Todd Moe talks with Margaret Kent Bass, one of the organizers of the Festival, about the Gullah culture. She says it's unlike any other in the world. It's a manner of living, working, storytelling and beliefs that trace roots back to the first slaves arriving in the Carolinas in the early 17th century.  Go to full article

Gorilla Experts

Brian Mann talks with Amy Vedder and Bill Weber. The pair spend part of the year at their home in North Creek, but they also work in central Africa studying mountain gorillas.  Go to full article

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