Human Wildlife Conflict

Chronic Wasting Disease (with Dr. Margaret Wild)

Dr. Margaret Wild is the former chief wildlife veterinarian for the National Park Service. She is currently a professor at Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and has been chosen to lead research efforts into elk hoof disease through the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology. She is well-known among wildlife biologists and researchers…

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A Chimp’s Life

(WITH DR. CRAIG STANFORD) Dr. Craig Stanford is an expert on animal behavior and human origins. He is a Professor of Biological Sciences and Anthropology at the University of Southern California and Director of USC’s Jane Goodall Research Center.  He extensively studied chimpanzees in Tanzania, in collaboration with Dr. Goodall. He has also studied chimpanzees…

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WHY WE THINK WE ARE SO SMART

WE ARE TAUGHT TO THINK WE ARE We feel like we are not animals. When you are born in the modern world, you are bombarded with this concept from the day you leave the womb. Your family’s religious beliefs, your educational system (even your education in science), your religious leaders, your political leaders, your football…

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Wolf Livestock Conflict With Avery Shawler

  Today’s episode sees us welcome researcher Avery Shawler to talk about her work studying wolves and livestock, the interesting area of the conflict between these two groups, and what her investigations are showing about this relationship. Avery is a Ph.D. student at the University of Berkley California, and she conducts her fieldwork in Wyoming,…

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