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Seeds on Ice
Theres a frozen vault in the Arctic Circle, in northern Norway, where 933,000 samples of crop varieties are preserved. Terry Gross speaks with bio-diversity archivist CARY FOWLER about creating this global seed vault, where the world's bio-diversity is protected in case of climate extremes, natural disasters, pests, or war. Fowler;s new book is Seeds on Ice.

Mon, Jul 24, 2017 -- 1:00pm


Recently on Fresh Air:

Jul 22, 2017
Fresh Air Weekend: Billy Bragg On Skiffle; 'Crime And Punishment In Black America'

Bragg describes skiffle, the music movement that brought guitar to British radio. James Forman Jr. explains how black Leaders unwittingly contributed to the era of mass incarceration.

Jul 21, 2017
'Dunkirk' Is A Harrowing War Movie, Muddled By A Convoluted Timeline

A new film dramatizes the '40 Allied retreat from the beaches of France as the Nazis close in. Despite strong action sequences, Dunkirk relies too much on fragmented storytelling and obvious plotting.

Jul 21, 2017
'Awkward' And 'Insecure' Get To The Root Of Writer Issa Rae's Humor

As a self-described "awkward black girl," Rae says she often felt that she was straddling two worlds growing up. She created and stars in the HBO series Insecure. Originally broadcast Nov. 8, 2016.

Jul 20, 2017
Fresh Air Remembers Oscar Award-Winning Actor Martin Landau

Landau, who died Saturday, appeared in the films Crimes and Misdemeanors and Ed Wood, as well as in the 1960s TV series Mission Impossible. Originally broadcast in 1990.

Jul 20, 2017
The Insecurity Of America's Old And Underfunded Voting Systems

Cybersecurity reporter Kim Zetter warns that our election systems, including our voting machines, are vulnerable to hacking: "We can't rule out that elections haven't already been manipulated."

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