Bringing Them Back (originally aired on May 4, 2020)
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 478
- May 18, 2020 6:00 pm
- 50:36 mins
Protecting Panthers Guest: Craig Pittman, author, "Cat Tale: The Wild, Weird Battle to Save the Florida Panther" When big cats are endangered, some may worry that bringing them back will increase risks to humans. What are the benefits, though? The complicated tale of bringing back the Florida panther involves a campaign by school children and a rivalry between the panthers and alligators for food, and also for the glory of being the state animal. Apple Detective Searches for Lost Apples Guest: David Benscoter, "Apple Detective," retired FBI and IRS Criminal Division agent Benscoter scours the Northwest looking for the thousands of apple varieties that were planted commonly in the 1800s but have all but disappeared today. Along the way, he discovers the heartbreak and success of early European settlers who homesteaded in hopes of making a better life.