- Antarctica Through the Eyes of Emperor Penguins – The Takeaway 100913
Due to a lapse in appropriations caused by the government shutdown, funds for certain government Antarctic research programs will be depleted by October 14, 2013. What’s it really like to do research in Antarctica? In the book Empire Antarctica, author Gavin Francis details his 14 month adventure as the base-camp doctor at Halley research station in Antarctica. Today Francis joins The Takeaway to discuss his work and the way forward for Antarctic research.
Blue Hole: Little Miami River
What is a village? A small place, yes, as wide as the world, layered with histories and stories, where you can walk wherever you want to go. In my vision of that place, a river like the Little Miami runs through it, and still water like the Blue Hole remains as transcendent as the day in 1851 when Robert Duncanson painted it.
Big Water: Lake SuperiorI’ve canoed on Lake Superior for almost as many years as I’ve been losing eyesight. I return year after year like a migrating loon to learn the other side of a slow, uncertain process that we could call “going blind.” After 35 years with the lake as my teacher, I know what lies on the other side. I call it letting go of sight. Read my essay Big Water.