James Pursey on Landmine Contamination

Premiere DateMay 24, 2017
Categories Culture Politics Talk
00:00 Intro
00:55 Preface
01:27 James Pursey
04:04 Landmine Contamination
07:29 Clearing Landmines
11:09 Outro
11:55 Loving Land of Talk
15:43 Finish

James Pursey of APOPO joins the show to talk about training rats to smell landmines, the organization’s founding, and the problem of landmine contamination around the world.

APOPO is a nonprofit organization focused on training rats to smell and identify landmines and tuberculosis. If you’d like to support APOPO, you can adopt a HeroRAT here. To find out more, visit the APOPO website and follow them on Twitter.

Joe Virgillito is a staff writer and host of the Daily Beat podcast on BTRtoday. He is a graduate of Quinnipiac University with a degree in journalism. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and wandering around…

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