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Last Show Recap

Fifty miles off the coast of Nantucket, 250 feet beneath the Atlantic, lies the RMS Republic and her secret treasure. As soon as Republic sank, rumors spread of a precious cargo, but the ship has kept her secrets intact for over a century, until now. Life-long treasure hunter Martin Bayerle joined Connie Willis (email) for all four hours to discuss how he has devoted the past 35 years of his life researching the shipwreck and proving the existence of her reputed cargo of 150,000 American Eagle gold coins, a bounty worth a billion dollars in today’s economy, and his quest to recover the it on his second attempt at the Republic.

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Sun 06-26  The Clintons and UFOs/ Government UFO Secrets Mon 06-27  Press Manipulation/ Near Death Studies Tue 06-28  Economic Chaos/ Vatican and E.T.
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Wed 06-29  Naturopathic Medicine Thu 06-30  Earth Sounds and Alien Structures Fri 07-01  Open Lines

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Brian Fagan

Special Guest

Biography:

Brian Fagan was born in England and studied archaeology at Pembroke College, Cambridge University. From 1959 to 1965, he worked in the National Museum of Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) and excavated early farming villages in Central Africa. He was one of the pioneers of multidisciplinary African history. Since 1966, he has lived in the United States and was Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, from 1967-2003. During this period, he became an expert in communicating archaeology and the study of the human past to general audiences. He is now Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at the University and a full-time writer.

Brian has written numerous popular books on archaeology , among them The Adventure of Archaeology and Egypt of the Pharaohs for the National Geographic Society. His other books include a classic of Egyptology, The Rape of the Nile, and three books on ancient climate change: Floods, Famines and Emperors: El Nino and the Collapse of Civilizations, The Little Ice Age, and The Long Summer. He has recently published Before California, the story of California before the Spaniards. His other interests include bicycling, kayaking, sailing, and good food.

Books:

Past Shows:

El Nino & Climate Change

Professor of Anthropology, Brian Fagan, the author of such books as The Long Summer, discussed El Nino's and other factors involved in climate change. El Nino's, which are created when atmospheric pressure in the Pacific Ocean causes warm water to surge, are the "most powerful factor in climate after the seasons," he noted. ... More »

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