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August 24  2014

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Mississippi Eyes: Remembering the Freedom Summer, 1964

 

 

The Freedom Summer of 1964 was a pivotal moment in American history. In the South, segregation was the rule,  poor black residents were fighting for the right to vote and to be included in the Democratic National Convention, and three civil rights workers were brutally murdered in Mississippi.  We talk to a man who headed up a group of young photojournalists who risked their lives to document that summer in Mississippi, about these events and his experiences with the people who lived that summer in the South, 50 years ago.

Cheetahs: Saving a unique animal and helping farmers in Africa

 

 

Cheetahs are the fastest of all land animals – they can reach speeds of up to 70 mph in short bursts. Despite their speed and hunting ability, cheetahs are endangered in Africa and Asia, and don’t breed especially well in captivity. We talk to a wildlife expert who lives in Namibia, Africa and who has studied cheetahs for decades, and a wildlife photographer who spent three years documenting the lives of a family of cheetahs and other animals, about this amazing cat and why it’s important to protect it for future generations.

Featured guest:
Featured guests:

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Matt Herron, photojournalist, author of “Mississippi Eyes,” (www.takestockphotos.com).

 

 

Dr. Laurie Marker, cheetah researcher, founder and executive director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund, author of “A Future for Cheetahs,” (www.cheetah.org)

(photo by Suzi Eszterhas/ Minden Pictures)

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Suzi Eszterhas, award-winning wildlife photographer, who created photographs for “A Future for Cheetahs,” (www.suzieszterhas.com)

(photo by Suzi Eszterhas/ Minden Pictures)

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