Rundown for the week of August 14, 1999
Japan by Bullet
It's a well known fact that boys never grow up they just
pretend. But every now and then the kid comes out in us. And our reporter
Martin Stott is no exception. Put him anywhere near a railway station and
he's like a boy with a train set. So we thought it would be fun to pack
him up with a big grown-up suitcase and send him off for an adventure on
the ultimate play station -- the Japanese bullet train.
Q&A: Your Answers: Beat the Heat
Rudy talks to listeners about ways they keep
cool in the summer heat, and hears about more Hometown
Marilyn Taylor Interview
Marilyn Taylor is an architect with Skidmore,
Owings and Merrill, the firm that designed New York's Kennedy
International Airport in 1957. She's part of the team that's responsible
for creating a new building, so we asked Marilyn to help us envision
airports of the future. But first we wanted hear about what Kennedy, then
called Idlewild, was like back in the 50's.
The Open Road: Raising the Totem
Beyond the fabulous natural beauty of Alaska, the landscape is
rich with ancient tribal cultures. The most sought after souvenirs are
authentically crafted native art. Most especially, perhaps the wood
carving of southeast Alaska. Hal Cannon of The Open Road recently visited
Ketchikan to see one of the finest collections of totem poles in the world
and came to understand what these carvings really mean. As part of our
series on a ten-day trip to southeast Alaska, we hear from his journal.
Deal of the Week
Great fares around the world.
Q&A: Ask Rudy
takes listeners' general questions about travel. He
What happens when two Alaskans arrive in New York City?
No, this is not the start of some corny joke. I'm talking about our
summer correspondents: Randi Somers and her grandson Jesse Lee, who have
been driving and camping their way across the United States. They set out
from Homer, Alaska a couple of months ago, and we've been checking in with
them along the way to hear about their adventures. They've strolled the
streets of Vegas and camped out in a graveyard in Michigan ... Just
recently, they made it to Manhattan, and like the good tourists they are,
decided to make Jesse's first visit to New York a real adventure by riding
the subway to visit the Empire State Building.
As our Summer Travelers head west to go back home, we're going
to get the jump on them as we return to Alaska next week. It's the last in
our three-part series about the state where national treasures are saved
"I just watched a dozen bald eagles soar high over the totem poles in
Sitka National Historical Park."
The Alaskan rehabilitation center, where you can spend your vacation
working to keep our national bird off the endangered species list. We
travel to Austria for the National Lederhosen Festival. And a journey to
Prince Edward Island, where the setting of an historic hotel inn is great
fodder for the imagination.
"I found a magical place full of red sandy beaches, unbelievable
inexpensive lobster dinners and giant dahlias the size of sunflowers."
It's the home of Anne of Green Gables, and we're taking your calls about
strange roadside attractions during next week's journey with The Savvy
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