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A co-production of NPR and the National Geographic Society. Explore our world's environments, cultures, and wildlife through interviews, narrative, and sounds. Subscribe to the Radio Expeditions RSS feed.

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Wealth Gap: Wide And Getting Wider

Mon, 04 Mar 2013 12:00:00 -0500

The wealth gap between white and black families is growing — and that's especially apparent in the housing market. Host Michel Martin talks to Washington Post correspondent Michael Fletcher about the financial disparities facing black families.

Woods Out Of British Open

Fri, 17 Jul 2009 16:00:00 -0400

This year's British Open is full of surprises: Two Americans are tied for the lead — and neither of them is Tiger Woods. The world's No. 1 didn't make the cut in Scotland. Lawrence Donegan, the golf correspondent for The Guardian and author of Four Iron in the Soul, has the latest.

Philadelphia's Gum Tree Cut Down

Mon, 23 Jun 2008 07:00:00 -0400

For the first installment in a series on unlikely landmarks, the BPP talks to business owners on Philadelphia's South Street about what locals call the "gum tree." For years, it was a repository for chewed gum. But the neighborhood is sprucing up, and the tree has been cut down.

Changing the Sound of Public Radio

Tue, 02 Oct 2007 09:00:00 -0400

The nonprofit Public Radio Exchange is seeking to change the stereotype of public radio being flat and drowsy. Nine months ago, it launched a contest to find the best new voices in public radio.

Same Name, Two Very Different Cities

Tue, 18 Sep 2007 13:00:00 -0400

As Day to Day prepares for its three-day visit to Kansas City, Alex Chadwick poses the question, "Am I in Kansas or in Missouri?" Turns out, a little of both ... and the two are different.

Thousands Pay Tribute to Lady Bird Johnson

Sat, 14 Jul 2007 16:00:00 -0400

About 2,000 mourners gather at a church in the Texas Hill Country to remember Lady Bird Johnson. Earlier, a family spokeswoman says nearly 10,000 visitors streamed past the casket as it lay in repose at the LBJ Library and Museum in Austin, Texas.

Cooling U.S. Market Sends Tomb Raiders Abroad

Tue, 29 May 2007 02:06:00 -0400

The world's second oldest profession? Tomb raiding. To combat the problem, American dealers and museums increasingly require a paper trail documenting a relic's ownership, but looters are just taking their business to Japan and Europe.

Tomb Raiders Threaten Mayan City's History

Mon, 28 May 2007 05:37:00 -0400

In archaeological sites throughout the world, antiquities are plundered for sale. U.S. agents says the looting is epidemic. One archaeologist working in Guatemala has launched a battle to save an ancient city from looters.

Biologist Keeps Track of Iran's Rare Cheetahs

Mon, 12 Mar 2007 10:39:00 -0400

It's not easy to track down one of the fastest and rarest great cats in the world. But one biologist is working to attach radio collars to cheetahs living in remote areas of Iran. With fewer than 100 of the animals left, they are among the most imperiled great cats on Earth.

A Resurgence of Wildlife in Northern Tibet

Wed, 21 Feb 2007 15:05:00 -0500

Biologist George Schaller is the first to survey wildlife in Tibet's remote Chang Tang reserve in the winter. Schaller spoke with Alex Chadwick about some surprising findings from his 1,000-mile journey.

Protecting the Snow Leopard from Poachers

Thu, 01 Feb 2007 11:50:17 -0500

Snow leopards are among the world's most endangered big cats, with only several thousand left. In Mongolia's southern Gobi desert, the snow leopard is a sign of a healthy ecosytem. But poaching remains one of the area's more lucrative businesses.

Ancient Village Lifts Some of Stonehenge's Mystery

Tue, 30 Jan 2007 10:33:00 -0500

A settlement once home to hundreds has been unearthed near England's Stonehenge. Archaeologists think the builders of the huge stone circle may have lived in the village. It dates to the same time period.

Adventurers Cross the Globe by Foot and Hand

Mon, 27 Nov 2006 11:05:00 -0500

It took them two years, but Colin Angus and Julie Wafaei are the first people to circumnavigate the globe completely by self-propulsion. That means they rowed across the Atlantic -- no sails. And biked and hiked across Siberia.

Up Close and Personal with the Albatross

Fri, 24 Nov 2006 16:39:00 -0500

In literature, albatrosses represent weighty, inescapable burdens. But in real life, the huge seabirds use wind energy to cruise around the planet's oceans. Photographer Frans Lanting and writer Carl Safina report from one of the world's largest albatross colonies.

Exploring Tennessee's Caves for New Species

Tue, 31 Oct 2006 00:00:00 -0500

Running underneath the rolling hills of Tennessee lies a still-mysterious and remote network of caverns. Many of those caves shelter fragile ecosystems, and biologist Jerry Lewis is helping to discover and protect some of those ecosystems from man's destruction.