This Green Earth - May 04, 2020 - "Best of"

May 5, 2020

Chris and Nell bring you two of their favorite interviews from the past, as we continue contruction, and the transition from the lifting of the stay at home order. Rest assured, they will be back next week, May 11th, with an all new show! Enjoy these interviews with Kirk Wallace Johnson and Earl Swift.

Kirk Wallace Johnson - Aired April 16, 2019 - Starts at (01:14)

During the first half of the show, Nell and Chris were joined by Kirk Wallace Johnson, the author of The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century.  They learned the story of the 20 year old flautist Edwin Rist, who committed one of the most unusual crimes of the 21st century by stealing 299 bird skins from the British Natural History Museum.  This theft destroyed an important ecological record gathered by Darwin's peers, disturbing an entire portion of the earth's evolutionary record.  Listen in to learn why and how he did this, and the fate of these irreplaceable feathers.  

Earl Swift - Aired September 18, 2018 - Starts at (24:52)

In the second half of This Green Earth, Chris and Nell speak with Earl Swift, author of the book: "Chesapeake Requiem - A Year with the Watermen of Vanishing Tangier Island".The book chronicles the lives of crabbers and oystermen residing on a small island in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay.  It's a story of an island that is undergoing physical, biological and economic loss and what residents believe should be done to save it.