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Urban visionary

Curitiba, Brazil's model sustainable city, was largely the brainchild of Jaime Lerner. As three-time mayor of the city, he created a rapid transit bus system, increased the amount of green space, and encouraged children and adults alike to recycle. Jaime Lerner joins host Steve Curwood and says all cities have the potential for environmental success.

Environment

A village to reinvent the world

Four decades ago, a group of South Americans joined together to create an ecological utopia. The village, called Gaviotas, was based on the idea that they could use limited resources to create a sustainable community. Guest: Journalist Alan Weisman

Environment

The message remixed

From anthems about clean energy to ballads on fresh fruit, a number of hip hop's socially conscious artists are on a green streak. Living on Earth and Planet Harmony's Ike Sriskandarajah explores the greening of hip hop. From Living on Earth.

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Geo quiz

For our Geo Quiz today, we're looking for the name of the desert in the Indian state of Rajasthan. The answer is the Thar Desert -- also known as the Great Indian Desert. One village there is famous for its annual Camel Fair. Reporter Anna Sussman sends us an audio postcard.