Rundown for the Week of August 4, 2000
The Big Pig Gig
First it was fiberglass cows in Switzerland, then Chicago and now New
York City. But when fiberglass bovines started to appear on the
sidewalks of New York this summer, they sparked flammability and
copyright controversies. On the other hoof, for its sculptural fauna,
Cincinnati has embraced an animal deeply rooted in the city's past.
As Naomi Lewin of WGUC reports, if you visit Cincinnati this summer,
Bird Watching in Tobago
Just off the coast of Venezuela, the twin islands of Trinidad and
Tobago offer great scuba diving and deserted beaches. But they also
play host to another attraction: birdwatching. While bird watchers
have long visited Trinidad, a few are beginning to flock to Tobago,
home to more than 200 species of birds. There are no fancy package
tours and only a few well-schooled guides. It's simply man and nature
living together. Producer Nancy Greenleese decided to visit.
Bad Taste Tour: The Precious Moments Museum
It's time to embark on another of our infamous Bad Taste Tours. Our
intrepid guide is Cash Peters and this week he takes us to the
Precious Moments Museum in Carthage, Missouri. For those of you who
aren't familiar, Precious Moments characters are those big-eyed,
child figurines. You've probably seen them in Hallmark shops or on
your Aunt Ida's mantlepiece. This week, Cash Peters takes us for an
up-close and personal view at the Precious Moments birthplace.
Tarahumara Movie Night
In the remote stretches of the Sierra Madre Mountains in Northern
Mexico, over 50,000 Tarahumara Indians reside on plateaus as high as
the Rockies and in gorges as dramatic as the Grand Canyon. Writer
Jeff Biggers recently stayed in a Tarahumara village, near the rim of
the famed Copper Canyon. And while he was there, Jeff discovered an
unexpected aspect of village life, a surprising little bit of
Hollywood underneath the stars. He sent us this postcard.
Interview: James Loewen
In his new book Lies Across America: What Our Historic Sites Get
Wrong, author and sociologist James Loewen examines the
historical inaccuracies of more than 100 tourist sites across the
United States. Our host Rudy recently spoke with Jim and asked him
how the heck this could happen!
Deal of the Week
Two for One to Spain
Question of the Week
Your Camp Stories
Communicating in a Foreign Culture
The Woes of United Airlines
The Palio in Sienna, Italy
We stay a little closer to home to do some hiking, but we're not
going into the mountains or through a forest somewhere. We're going
to join a man who makes it his business to explore every inch of the
quintessential concrete jungle.
"I am surrounded by beauty. I need only open my eyes and it's there,
it's all around me. And so I take that infusion of learning and I
walk New York."
Find the beauty within the chaos when you come along for the ride
during next week's edition of The Savvy Traveler.
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