Preservation Nation

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     Steven Handel plucks garlic mustard, an invasive plant, on a visit to Hutcheson Memorial Forest. He says invasives are lessening the biodiversity of the forest. (Irina Zhorov/WHYY)

    Steven Handel plucks garlic mustard, an invasive plant, on a visit to Hutcheson Memorial Forest. He says invasives are lessening the biodiversity of the forest. (Irina Zhorov/WHYY)

    Our show today is about preservation, in nature and beyond. We’ll explore preserving the history of good and bad ideas, preserving a language that has no sounds, and preserving memories from a difficult time that perhaps, you’d rather just forget. Take a journey into a forest that is rethinking humanity’s role in conservation, then take a trek across the country with a man who is trying to put distance between himself and his addiction. 

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