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Dec. 29, 2022: Saving Yellowstone; Nonalcoholic drinks for New Year’s

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51min 45sec
Courtesy of Megan Kate Nelson
The lower falls of the Yellowstone. Author Megan Kate Nelson recounts the first scientific survey of the region in “Saving Yellowstone.”

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Before the world knew the wonders of Yellowstone, it seemed otherworldly when people tried to describe it. We'll talk about how Yellowstone, America's first national park, represents a contradiction in government policy after the Civil War. Then, heading into the New Year's weekend, we get a taste of the "spirit-free" or "mocktail" movement.