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Natural Heroes

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Ch. Title Description # Day Date Time Length RPT CC DVS AD MD
36.1 Eat at Bill's The Monterey Market in Berkeley, CA is visited. The family-owned produce market includes a wide world of small growers and diverse customers. Chef-Activist Alice Waters and Author-Activist Michael Pollan discuss the importance of locally grown food. (6 of 13)
406 SU 08/10/14 05:30am 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Sea Animal Rescuers Fernando Manzano has dedicated himself to bringing the Lora turtle back from the edge of extinction. In the small town of Tecolutla, Mexico, he has battled Mother Nature, natural predators and poachers. In California, the US Fish & Wildlife rangers of the Sonny Bono National Refuge are profiled on an airboat patrol around the Salton Sea looking for sick birds suffering from avian botulism. (7 of 13)
407 SU 08/17/14 05:30am 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil Cuba, an isolated island nation, rebuilt its quality of life following the collapse of cheap oil, supplied by the former Soviet Union. A look is taken at how communities pull together, create solutions, and ultimately thrive--in spite of their decreased dependence on imported energy. (8 of 13)
408 SU 08/24/14 05:30am 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Teachings of the Tree People "The trees were our first teachers." Nationally acclaimed artist and Skokomish tribal leader, Gerald Bruce Miller (subiyay) interpreted the sacred teachings of the natural world to anyone who wanted to learn. His race against time is documented, as he passes the knowledge of his ancestors on to those who would listen. (9 of 13)
409 SU 08/31/14 05:30am 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 The Sea and Me Academy Award-winner Linda Hunt, tells the tale of a spell that causes everyone to forget about the importance of the ocean. Experts discuss the importance of the reef around the region of the Mexican Rivera Maya. (10 of 13)
410 SU 09/07/14 05:30am 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Ray Bandar, A Life with Skulls He's been called "Dr. Bones" and "Reptile Ray." Ray Bandar has been a fixture at the California Academy of Sciences and the beaches around the Bay Area for more than 50 years. An inspiring look is taken at the life of a man who has a special tie to the natural world. (11 of 13)
411 SU 09/14/14 05:30am 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Cascade of Light A group of friends discover perpetual light and the spectacle of arctic life as they follow a river to the Arctic Ocean. They learn that awareness, not crisis, must define relationships with the rest of the natural world, and how the greatest journey is where the land takes us within ourselves. (12 of 13)
412 SU 09/21/14 05:30am 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 The Story of Stuff A fast-paced, fact-filled look is taken at the underside of our production and consumption patterns, exposing the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues. (13 of 13)
413 SU 09/28/14 05:30am 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST