Caption: Marla Spivak, Bee Researcher and MacArthur "Genius"
Marla Spivak, Bee Researcher and MacArthur "Genius" 

Marla Spivak: Think Like a Bee

From: American Public Media
Series: The Promised Land
Length: 54:00

When you sit down at your holiday table, thank a bee. A third of the food on your plate is made possible by these pollinators, whose numbers are being decimated by disease and colony collapse disorder. But the bees have a champion in Marla Spivak, a University of Minnesota researcher and MacArthur "Genius" who thinks like a bee. Marla will show host Majora Carter (no newbie herself - Majora is an urban beekeeper) the secrets she's beginning to uncover about how bees can help us humans to be more resilient and to build healthier communities.

1_small When you sit down at your holiday table, thank a bee. A third of the food on your plate is made possible by these pollinators, whose numbers are being decimated by disease and colony collapse disorder. But the bees have a champion in Marla Spivak, a University of Minnesota researcher and MacArthur "Genius" who thinks like a bee. Her intuitive approach — combined with scientific method — has given the world tremendous insight into these fascinating insects. Marla will show host Majora Carter (no newbie herself — Majora is an urban beekeeper) the secrets she's beginning to uncover about the lives of bees. Marla's work explores how bees can help themselves become more resistant to modern-day threats — and how bees can help us humans to be more resilient and to build healthier communities.

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When you sit down at your holiday table, thank a bee. A third of the food on your plate is made possible by these pollinators, whose numbers are being decimated by disease and colony collapse disorder. But the bees have a champion in Marla Spivak, a University of Minnesota researcher and MacArthur "Genius" who thinks like a bee. Her intuitive approach — combined with scientific method — has given the world tremendous insight into these fascinating insects. Marla will show host Majora Carter (no newbie herself — Majora is an urban beekeeper) the secrets she's beginning to uncover about the lives of bees. Marla's work explores how bees can help themselves become more resistant to modern-day threats — and how bees can help us humans to be more resilient and to build healthier communities.

Timing and Cues

The Promised Land
Episode: Marla Spivak
TRT 59:00

* Breaks: Two 1:00 minute Station ID Breaks. There is music under the break. *

Billboard: 00:00 - 1:00
Incue: I'm Majora Carter and this is The Promised Land, from American Public Media. This hour, we'll enter the world of honey bees…
Outcue:…get back on their own six legs, as she likes to say. First, the news.

News break hole 01:00 - 06:00

Seg A: 06:00 - 19:27
Incue: Hi, I'm Majora Carter and this is The Promised Land from American Public Media. It's a show about visionaries and leaders who are transforming lives and communities...
Outcue:..And I hope you'll be part of the conversation on twitter and Facebook, too. This is The Promised Land from APM, American Public Media.

Break One: 19:27 - 20:27

Seg B: 20:27 - 40:35
Incue: I'm Majora Carter and this is The Promised Land, where visionary leaders are reshaping their communities and our world…
Outcue:…Be a part of our community on Facebook and Twitter. I'm Majora Carter. You're listening to The Promised Land from APM, American Public Media.

Break Two: 40:35 - 41:35

Seg C: 41:35 - 59:00
Incue: I'm Majora Carter and this is The Promised Land, a show about visionaries changing their communities in innovative ways...
Outcue:…and major production support from American Public Media. This is APM.

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