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Our Wandering Journey To Understanding Procreation

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"Birds do it, bees do it..." We are pretty clear on the reproductive process in nature, including OUR nature. 

Now, anyway... but for much of human history, we might as well have truly believed in storks delivering babies.  Everything from religion to lack of good microscopes got in the way. 

Science journalist Edward Dolnick follows the progress of science toward getting a handle on how babies are made, in his book The Seeds of Life.  The author joins us with an overview.  

 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.
John Baxter's history at JPR reaches back three decades.  John was the JPR program director who was the architect of "the split" when JPR grew from a single program stream to three separate streams. We coaxed him out of retirement and he's now a co-producer of the Jefferson Exchange.