Modern-day Huck Finn, Memory and Exercise, Iditarod

Modern-day Huck Finn, Memory and Exercise, Iditarod

Constant Wonder

  • Jul 11, 2019 8:00 pm
  • 1:41:05 mins

A Modern Huckleberry Finn Originally Aired on: May 13, 2019 Guest: Jemma Craig, creative director, destination marketer, and conservationist Meet Jemma Craig. From feeding the world's largest captured crocodile to growing up as only one of a handful of permanent residents on a tropical island off the coast of Australia, Jemma had a unique childhood. In the years since then, she has dedicated her life to exploring, sharing and preserving the Great Barrier Reef. Maslow's Pyramid Is a Fake Originally Aired on: May 13, 2019 Guest: Todd Bridgman, Associate Professor, School of Management, Victoria University of Wellington Of the few things that people remember from years of going through glossy textbooks and graphic-filled PowerPoints in school, one diagram stands out, Maslow’s famous hierarchy of needs displayed in an upright pyramid. Need motivation to exercise? How about a fitter mind? Originally Aired on: May 13, 2019 Guest: J. Carson Smith, Associate Professor of Kinesiology and Director of the Exercise for Brain Health Laboratory, University of Maryland School of Public Health Many of us struggle to get the motivation to exercise daily. The lack of motivation is compounded by the fact that physical results are never immediate. If physical results aren’t enough to motivate us, well maybe mental results would be. In recent years there have been increasing studies that show a positive relationship between exercise and cognitive function. Even just a single workout session can help! Wild Spring Weather: So What Will Summer Bring? Originally Aired on: May 13, 2019 Guest: Russ Schumacher, Associate Professor of Atmospheric Science and Colorado State Climatologist, Colorado State University and Director of the Colorado Climate Center Skiers have had an amazing winter, but what does all that snow in the mountains mean for spring? We’ll look at flood risk in the mountain and the plains, and we'll look at the connection to flooding in the Mississippi delta. What is it like to travel 1000 miles with a team of 10 dogs on the Iditarod trail? Originally Aired on: May 13, 2019 Guest: Debbie Clarke Moderow, author, "Fast Into the Night: A Woman, Her Dogs, and Their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail" Groucho Marx once said that “outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too hard to read.” Well, dogs truly are man’s best furry friend, and puppies and pooches will stick by your side… even for 1000 miles!