Beavers, Beetles, Cottonwoods And The Wonders Of Chemistry ("Field Notes," June 23, 2015. Written by Chris Paige; read by Caroline Kurtz.)
In the great stands of old cottonwood trees along prairie rivers, chemical skirmishes are taking place between beavers, cottonwoods, and a certain species of beetle. Beavers gnaw on the trees; the trees fight back with toxic compounds; and the beetles move in to feast on the toxins. But in this apparent conflict, all three species benefit.
On this "Episode of Can Do: Lessons from Savvy Montana Entrepreneurs," Michael Braun, professor of management and marketing at the University of Montana, discusses what young entrepreneurs need to know when starting a company in a technology-fueled industry.
The Patch: The People, Pipelines, And Politics Of The Oil Sands
"We can’t pretend that this was parachuted in by a bunch of evil oil giants. We were all part of making this happen." -- Chris Turner
Alberta’s oil sands have become the front line of a high-stakes collision between two conflicting world views: one of industrial triumph, and the other of environmental stewardship. Award-winning writer Chris Turner’s "The Patch" offers readers the first objective, beautifully written, single-narrative portrait of the oil sands, untangling the web of vested interests and showing just how deeply the oil sands affect all our lives.
Dates: A Natural Sweetener ("The Food Guys," May 13, 2018)
Looking to cut down your processed sugar intake? Greg and Jon recommend using dates, a naturally sweet fruit that originates from the Middle East.
In this episode of "The Food Guys," Jon and Greg delve into one of health culture's favorite sweeteners: dates. These small, juicy fruits have a wealth of health benefits and work perfectly as a sugar substitute.