March 30, 2001

Natural Radio: Chorus

Naturally occuring radio waves provide a way to listen to solar flares.

March 29, 2001

Natural Radio: Whistlers

Radio waves created by lightning can be heard from halfway around the planet.

March 28, 2001

Red Squirrel:Hemlock

One pesky insect has created a destructive chain reaction among North American hemlock trees.

March 27, 2001

Red Squirrel: Sweet Treat

Red Squirrels may be nature’s original harvesters of Maple sugar.

March 26, 2001

The Bayaka: Glowing Spirits

Glowing spirits visit the Bayaka’s nighttime ceremonies.

March 23, 2001

The Bayaka: Boyobi

Before embarking on a hunt, the Bayaka must first convene with the spirits of the forest.

March 22, 2001

The Bayaka: Net Hunt

The Bayaka, hunter-gatherers living in the rainforest of Central Africa, prepare for a community hunt.

March 21, 2001

CROWS: Uncommonly Cooperative

Come nesting season, families of crows do something relatively few other species of birds do – raise their young cooperatively.

March 20, 2001


The first day of spring marks the start of an ancient holiday.

March 19, 2001

Noruz: Customs

Noruz means “new day” and it’s celebrated with new clothes, gift-giving and bonfires.

March 16, 2001

Noruz: Triumph of Tradition

Although the government of Iran tried to suppress it, the venerable holiday of Noruz continues to be one of that nation’s most popular celebrations.

March 15, 2001

Greater Sandhill Cranes: Courtship

Cranes mate for life and are models of responsibility, discipline, and vigilance.

March 14, 2001

Greater Sandhill Cranes: Crops

Colorado’s Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge has helped keep migrating cranes away from the fields of local farmers.

March 13, 2001

Greater Sandhill Cranes: Fattening Up

Greater Sandhill Cranes come to Colorado’s San Luis Valley to get in shape for their summer breeding grounds.

March 12, 2001

Koukery Fertility Festival: History

Bulgarian villagers supposedly locked up the local priests for a day to carry on with the celebration of Koukery.

March 9, 2001

Phagwah: Meaning

The most joyful festival of the Indo-Caribbean culture is in early spring. Phagwah is a celebration of the rebirth of nature and the spirit of young love.

March 8, 2001

Phagwah: Parade

In Queens, a festival takes place at the time of the full moon every March. Participants celebrate with “call and response” style singing, and the playing of indigenous drums and cymbals.

March 7, 2001

Phagwah: Powder

In an Indo-Caribbean community an ancient festival of spring is celebrated with colored baby powder.

March 6, 2001

Listener Initiative

Our listeners are invited to share their seasonal observances on our new toll-free number, 1-877-PULSE99.

March 5, 2001

Expressive footwear: Future

From music to medicine, computerized “dancing” shoes may be the future for foot diagnosis.

March 2, 2001

Expressive Footwear

Dancers can now compose their own music with the movements of their feet, thanks to special computerized shoes.

March 1, 2001

The Moon – Origin

In the early stages of our galaxy, celestial bodies had a habit of colliding with each other. Scientists think that’s how we got our moon.