April 1, 2003

The cajun coast of Louisana is one of the most famous coastlines in America. Yet most of us are unaware that the "bayou" region is the fastest disappearing land mass on earth. Todd talks with Mike Tidwell about this environmental problem, why it is disappearing and what can be done to save it. Tidwell's book is called "Bajou Farewell: The Rich Life and Tragic Death of Louisiana's Cajun Coast".

Scientists at the federal Environmental Technology Laboratory can use a little known infrasound project to pick up subaudible thuds that are below the range of human hearing. Todd chats with scientist Alfred Bedard about this project and how it works.

Todd chats with our music reviewer Jim Derogatis about the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas. They discuss four different albums: "The Beginning Stages Of.." by The Polyphonic Spree; "You Are Free" by Cat Power; "Make up the Breakdown" by Hot Hot Heat and "Liz Phair" the self titled album by Liz Phair. Derogatis is the music critic for the Chicago-Sun Times.