the amazon river
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January 01, 2012

Deep in the Amazon rainforest lives a mysterious tribe known as “the Arrow People.”  One of the last unconquered tribes, they’ve had virtually no contact with the modern world.  Now, they’re fighting for survival as developers cut through the Amazon.  We’ll travel with an explorer who’s trying to protect the Arrow People, and meet an anthropologist whose life was transformed by Amazonian shamans and the hallucinogen ayahuasca.


Ann Patchett's "State of Wonder" is a story about medical ethics and self-discovery when everything seems lost. Patchett tells Anne about her own experience visiting the Amazon while researching her novel.

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January 01, 2012
January 27, 2013
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