July 22, 2003

During 1964 and 1965,author Larry Kane was the only American journalist to tour with the Beatles to every concert. He talks with Todd about his unique experience,the wild media circus surrounding the Beatles and how being at the right place at the right time made him a part of history. Kane's book is called "Ticket To Ride: Inside the Beatles' 1964 Tour That Changed the World".

Tim Dugdale, our regular film reviewer joins Todd to discuss his favorite and most memorable films from the past 5 years. He also lists his favorite director. Dugdale is the film reviewer for the Detroit Metro times.

After the invention of the lightbulb, our night time activites changed forever. However, scientist have now discovered that too much night time light is resulting in environmental and health problems. Todd talks with writer Eric Scigliano about these problems and why they exist. Scigliano is a writer for Discover Magazine.

Archeologists have long associated environmental degradation with overpopulation. But new research suggests that soil erosion in ancient civilizations is caused when populations disappear. Todd talks with archeologist Helen Pollard about this study and how it was conducted. Pollard is an archeologist at Michigan State University.

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