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6.19.14: Bonobos, Granite State Music Festival, And Found Footage

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There’s a film festival coming to New Hampshire, but it’s not what you might expect. Instead of featuring independent films by aspiring artists, this festival will screen videos that have been stuffed into storage bins and garbage cans. Today we have a conversation with the curators of the Found Footage Festival. But first, biologist Frans de Waal on altruism, empathy, kindness and ethics among bonobo chimps. Plus, we catch you up with the Granite State Music Festival, coming to Concord this weekend.

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Human Behaviors In Bonobos

Frans de Waal is a distinguished biologist, university professor, and author who specializes in primate social behavior. His latest book, The Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates, provides evidence that the roots of human social behavior can be observed in other animals, and addresses the persistent question of whether humans are ethical by nature.

Human Behavior In Bonobos

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

Here's a story of two neighbors, one fence, and what happened when it all came tumbling down.

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

Found Footage Festival

Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher are the curators of the Found Footage Festival, which will be at the Colonial Theatre in Bethelem, New Hampshire, June 19th at 7:30 pm. They’ve been hosting found footage events for over a decade and joined us.

Found Footage Festival

Granite State Music Festival

Scott Solsky is executive director of the Granite State Music Festival and he gave us the rundown on what to look forward to at the festival, June 21 and 22 at the Kiwanis Waterfront Park in Concord. The festival is a non-profit celebration of music, food, and New Hampshire, and it raises funds for music and arts-related efforts right here in the Granite State.

Granite State Music Festival

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