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Flora Delaterre - Plant Detective

Dr. Biology along with a group of curious high school students learn why Detective Flora Delaterre is investigating plants and how they can be the perfect medicine for what makes you sick.

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Topic Time
Intro 00:00
What kind of plant mysteries are you solving? [medicinal plants] 00:55
Phytomedicinals 01:32
Natural doesn't necessarily mean safe. 02:09
Examples of over the counter medicine that come from plants. [Foxglove - Periwinkle - May Apple - heart and cancer drugs] 02:21
Examples of plants in the backyard that are phytomedicinals. [Plantain - Dandelion] 03:16
What got you interested in investigating plants? 04:55
Flora Delaterre - where does the name come from? [flora and funa] 05:23
Cool things on the Flora Delaterre Web site (floradelaterre.com) - 06:26
Who is Flora Delaterre? 07:41
What got you into writing and broadcasting? 08:41
Important to know your audience. 09:40
How do you get creative ideas and what inspires you to write? 10:20
What are your favorite plants? [ginger and its ability to settle your stomach] 11:56
Do you make money from doing what you do - radio show? 14:02
What do you call yourself - what is your job title? 14:22
How many years did you spend in college to be able to do what you do? 14:35
Would you rather have the job you have now or another one - and why? 15:01
What would you do if we took away your writing career, what would you do or what would you be? 15:39
When did you first know you wanted to be a writer? [the story of the answering machine] 16:26
Advice for a future detective or journalist. 17:42
Sign-off 18:35

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Flora Delaterre - Plant Detective

Audio editor: Charles Kazilek

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