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Exchange Exemplar: How Our Locomotion Makes Our Bodies

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So you're an animal here that needs to go over there.  Maybe you can't sprout wings or legs or flippers on the spot, but evolution might address the need, a few generations down the line. 

The idea that how we move dictates how we got these bodies is explored by Matt Wilkinson in the book Restless Creatures: The Story of Life in Ten Movements.  The interview is from 2016, and we return to it here.  

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The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily talk show focused on news and interests across our region of Southern Oregon and Northern California. Angela Decker is the senior producer, Nash Bennett is the assistant producer, and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.