October 1, 2001

Todd talks with Stephen Pyne, professor of history at Arizona State University, about the Great Fires of 1910. Pyne explains how we introduced fire to the West, how fire was first regarded as a sign of progress, and the developing struggle between conserving the environment and using fire to its fullest potential. His book is "Year of the Fires: The Story of the Great Fires of 1910".

Business meetings are a good way to communicate and inform co-workers. Could we also use meetings in our family to talk effectively with our kids? Psychologist Thomas Phelan talks with Todd about how to conduct family meetings and discuss household issues.

Cross country running is one of the most grueling sports. Todd talks with author Chris Lear about the University of Colorado men's cross country team. He discusses how the group works as a team, their 1998 season, their goals, and successes and challenges. His book is "Running With the Buffaloes: A Season Inside With Mark Wetmore, Adam Goucher, and the University of Colorado Men's Cross Country Team".