Field Notes

Sunday mornings during Cincinnati Edition
Thane Maynard

Thane Maynard, director of the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, provides first-hand connections to the world of ecology and conservation by speaking with experts all around the world.

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Field Notes with Thane Maynard
12:31 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Leilani Munter - Carbon Free Girl/Race Car Driver

Leilani Munter

She may seem like a walking dichotomy, but Leilani Munter does not see it that way. An avowed environmental activist and vegetarian with a degree in biology, she is also a race car driver. She is using her track time and interaction with race fans as a way to spread her messages of reducing our carbon footprint and the benefits of going green. She’s on the phone to talk about her unique life with Thane Maynard in this week’s Field Notes.


Field Notes with Thane Maynard
12:32 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Tsetse Fly Research

Joshua Benoit

Joshua Benoit will be an assistant professor of biological sciences at the University of Cincinnati, after completing his current work on a research project at Yale University involving the tsetse fly. He joins Thane Maynard by phone from New Haven to discuss his work in Yale’s Division of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, his current project, and his upcoming move to UC.


Field Notes with Thane Maynard
1:31 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Dr. Ian Stirling on Polar Bears

The fate of polar bears is directly linked to their habitat, which is slowly shrinking as the result of climate change. Dr.

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Field Notes with Thane Maynard
1:31 am
Fri October 26, 2012

Richard Horan's "Harvest"

"Harvest" by Richard Horan

The book Harvest: An Adventure into the Heart of America's Family Farms tells of author Richard Horan’s coast to coast journey to work at various farms and help bring in the harvest. As he shares with Thane Maynard, the American farmer is still out there, fighting the odds and facing all challenges.

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Field Notes with Thane Maynard
1:31 am
Fri October 19, 2012

David Quammen's "Spillover"

Author and Cincinnati native David Quammen

Native Cincinnatian David Quammen published his first novel at age 20, but after 3 books, realized the dire situation the world’s environment was in so became a dedicated science writer. His newest book paints a frightening picture of how infectious diseases such as AIDS and Ebola make their way more quickly around the globe, but points out that they begin in wild animals and pass to humans by a process called spillover.

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