August 31, 2000

Iroquois: Festival

The annual Iroquois Festival takes place this weekend in upstate New York, at the only museum devoted entirely to Iroquois arts.

August 30, 2000

Iroquois: Jim Sky

This weekend’s Iroquois Festival in upstate New York will commemorate Jim Sky, a man who devoted his life to preserving Native American traditions.

August 29, 2000

Iroquois: Social Dances

For the Iroquois people, dancing is an expression of joy. Iroquois “social dances” will be on display this weekend at a festival in upstate New York.

August 28, 2000

Listener Initiative

Do you have an annual ritual or celebration that’s important to you? Pulse of the Planet wants to know about it. Call 1-877-PULSE99.

August 25, 2000

Africa : Wodaabe / Charm

When it’s courtship time among the Wodaabe people of Africa, it’s the men who compete in a beauty contest.

August 24, 2000

Africa: Bedik – Land

For the Bedik tribe in the African nation of Senegal, nothing can be done to the land without first asking permission from the spirit world.

August 23, 2000

Africa: Bedik / Mask

Among the Bedik people of Senegal, a mask is much more than a disguise.

August 22, 2000

Africa: Ceremonies

Two women who have lived among African tribes for 30 years are sharing their images of rarely-seen rituals, in a new book called African Ceremonies.

August 21, 2000

Supercool Metal: Music

Some musicians will do anything to make their instrument sound better — even if it means freezing it.

August 18, 2000

Supercool Metal: Process

What do guitar strings and golf balls have in common? Some say they perform better if they’re frozen.

August 17, 2000

Feast of St. Michael: Revival

The Feast of St. Michael’s, this weekend in Saratoga Springs, New York, is a testament to community spirit: a street
fair that simply refused to die.

August 16, 2000

Feast of St. Michael: History

The Feast of St. Michael’s takes place this weekend in Saratoga Springs, New York. A wooden boat has always been the centerpiece of the festival — but no one’s quite sure why.

August 15, 2000

Rodeo: Bullriders

When you’re a rodeo bullrider, it’s only an eight-second ride, but it can seem like forever.

August 14, 2000

Blanco County Rodeo

It’s rodeo time in Blanco County, in the hill country of Central Texas. There are lots of flashier rodeos, but this one’s the real deal.

August 11, 2000

Mesopotamia: Fake Stone

Scientists who were excavating an ancient Mesopotamian city found slabs of stone, 4,000 years old. What’s amazing is that the stone is not only old — it’s artificial.

August 10, 2000

Mesopotamia: Society

We know more about the civilization of Mesopotamia than any other ancient culture. Listen and find out why.

August 9, 2000

Saratoga Racetrack

August is a busy month for thoroughbred racing in Saratoga Springs, New York. We’ll meet the folks who really know their way around the track — the jockeys.

August 8, 2000

Molecular Motors: Borg

A microscopic motor with medical uses has something in common with the “Borgs” on the Star Trek TV show — it’s part human, part machine.

August 7, 2000

Molecular Motors: Uses

Scientists are developing a microscopic motor that may be used to treat cancer and paralysis.

August 4, 2000

Molecular Motors – Spin

Scientists are working on a microscopic motor that could deliver medication like cancer drugs to a specific site in the body.

August 3, 2000

Insects – Migration

Ever wonder why there are so many insects in the world? It’s mainly because they’re such good travellers.

August 2, 2000

Insects – Success

Insects are some of the oldest and most numerous creatures on earth. What’s the secret of their success?

August 1, 2000

Insects – Old

When you imagine a prehistoric creature, don’t think dinosaur — think bug.