ape http://wamc.org en Jane Goodall http://wamc.org/post/jane-goodall <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>As a young woman, Jane Goodall was best known for her groundbreaking fieldwork with the chimpanzees of Gombe, Africa. Goodall's work has always been controversial, mostly because she broke the mold of research scientist by developing meaningful relationships with her "specimens" and honoring their lives as she would other humans.</p><p> Fri, 03 May 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 63761 at http://wamc.org Jane Goodall "The Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates" by Frans de Waal http://wamc.org/post/bonobo-and-atheist-search-humanism-among-primates-frans-de-waal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>For many years, Frans de Waal has observed chimpanzees soothe distressed neighbors and bonobos share their food. In <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0393073777/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0393073777&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">The Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0393073777" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>, he delivers fascinating fresh evidence for the seeds of ethical behavior in primate societies that further cements the case for the biological origins of human fairness. Interweaving vivid tales from the animal kingdom with thoughtful philosophical analysis, de Waal seeks a bottom-up explanation of morality that emphasizes our connection with animals.</p><p> Fri, 03 May 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 63759 at http://wamc.org "The Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates" by Frans de Waal "Between Man and Beast" by Monte Reel http://wamc.org/post/between-man-and-beast-monte-reel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The mostly forgotten explorer Paul du </span>Chaillu<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> introduced the world to gorillas. His methods were attacked and his work discredited during his lifetime, but he also experienced fame and redemption.</span></p><p>Author <a href="http://www.montereel.com/">Monte Reel</a> illuminates the little-known tale of the 19th century explorer in his new book Between <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0385534221/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0385534221&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Between Man and Beast: An Unlikely Explorer, the Evolution Debates, and the African Adventure that Took the Victorian World by Storm</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0385534221" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>.</p><p> Fri, 03 May 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 63786 at http://wamc.org "Between Man and Beast" by Monte Reel 5/3/13 - Panel http://wamc.org/post/5313-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panalists are WAMC's Ray Graf and author of <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0553382772/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0553382772&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Nim Chimpsky: The Chimp Who Would Be Human</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0553382772" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>, <a href="http://www.elizabethhess.com/">Elizabeth Hess</a>. Joe Donahue moderates.</p><p>Today, the entirety of The Roundtable is dedicated to primate coverage, assorted segments about monkeys and apes.</p><p> Fri, 03 May 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 63788 at http://wamc.org 5/3/13 - Panel