James Pursey on Landmine Contamination

Premiere DateMay 24, 2017
Categories Culture Politics Talk
00:00 Intro
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00:55 Preface
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01:27 James Pursey
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04:04 Landmine Contamination
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07:29 Clearing Landmines
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11:09 Outro
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11:55 Loving Land of Talk
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15:43 Finish
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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 podcast producer at BTRtoday He is a graduate of Quinnipiac University with a degree in journalism. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and wandering around aimlessly, as…

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