State of Things
11:16 am
Mon September 19, 2011

Meet Doug Rader

Doug Rader

Doug Rader's family has lived in North Carolina's mountains for centuries, but as a child it was the coast that fascinated him. As he combed the tidal swamps for wildlife, he knew he wanted to spend his life studying and protecting the state's aquatic ecosystems. Now he's chief oceans scientist for the Environmental Defense Fund, and he's gained a reputation for finding consensus among fishermen, environmentalists and regulators.

Host Frank Stasio talks with Rader about the importance of North Carolina's unique ecology, what his own family's history has taught him about the relationship between natural and cultural evolution, and his new report for the governor on offshore energy.

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