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Friday, August 7, 2009

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  • Dolphins dying at the cove
    In the new documentary "The Cove," animal rights activists use hidden cameras to expose a cove in Japan where thousands of dolphins were captured and many slaughtered. Midmorning examines the difficult balance in defending animal rights and acknowledging the cultural claims that the Japanese make on dolphins as food.9:06 a.m.
    Richard O'Barry: Campaign director for Save Japan Dolphins, and author of "Behind the Dolphin Smile." He trained Flipper the dolphin and has since dedicated himself to freeing sea-mammals in captivity.
    Joe Chisholm: Unit Production Manager for "The Cove."
  • A future for fish?
    A new research paper on 10 of the world's ecosytems indicates that while over-fishing remains a serious problem, some fish populations are showing signs of being able to rebound.9:50 a.m.
    Boris Worm: Marine biologist at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia. He is co-author of the recent study on fish populations that appeared in the journal Science.
  • A reporter's long journey home
    In her new memoir, journalist Helene Cooper describes her privileged childhood in Liberia during a violent civil war, the trauma that prompted the family's flight to America, and memories of the adopted sister she left behind in Africa.10:06 a.m.
    Helene Cooper: White House correspondent for the New York Times. Her new memoir is called "The House at Sugar Beach: In Search of a Lost African Childhood."
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