Segment A: Steward of the Amazon
Imagine an Indiana Jones-esq figure exploring the Amazonian jungles -- communing with shamans - in an attempt to unlock the medicinal secrets of traditional plant use. It's not a movie script, it's just another day in the life of ethnobotanist Dr. Mark Plotkin. In advance of his Thursday evening lecture at ODU, he joins host Cathy Lewis to share his experiences mapping and preserving the great Amazonian jungle and discovering the untold secrets of its indigenous people.
Segment B: Buy Shoes on a Wednesday
Are you planning to host a yard sale, buy plane tickets, discipline a child, or whip yourself into shape? There's a perfect time of day to do all of it, and Mark DiVincenzo's new book, "Buy Shoes on a Wednesday and Tweet at 4:00," provides a foolproof guide for every major (or minor) life decision you might be planning to make. He joins Cathy Lewis in studio to discuss the sources for some of these uncanny tips that will make you healthier and