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The Manmade Causes Of California's Endless Fire Season
Reporter Ryan Lillis, Deputy Chief Scott McLean, and professors J. Keith Gilless and Glen MacDonald join Meghna Chakrabarti to discuss the manmade causes behind California's endless wildfires.
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The Cultural Geography of Gardens Dr. Christopher Strunk
Dr. Christopher Strunk, an associate Professor of Geography at Augustana College, discusses his graduate school research on Bolivian refugee incorporation in Washington D.C. and more recent work with refugee community gardeners in Rock Island, Illinois.
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Rebroadcast: Episode 4: Eran Ben-Elia, professor who studies parking and traffic
Did you miss this hidden gem of an episode when it first aired? Now's your chance to hear it. A geography professor at Ben-Gurion University in Israel, Dr. Eran Ben-Elia has devoted the bulk of his research to studying people's parking and traffic habits. A niche field, for sure. He has turned his laboratory into an arcade. He believes that video games are unique ways to test his theories. Visitors to his lab strap on virtual reality glasses, sit down in front of a steering wheel and are instantly transported to a city street. He watches as they make parking and traffic decisions in critical environments. Is there a way to make people's commutes to work less traffic-clogged? We visited Ben-Elia's lab to find out more about his research and to find out the answer to that existential question: is there such a thing as a perfect parking space? For behind the scenes access to our show, please join the "Our Friend from Israel" Facebook group. For additional notes, photos and a transcript of this episode, please visit www.ourfriendfromisrael.com.