15-12 Story 1: Stolen Art – Getting away with millions!

 

Synopsis: This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Gardner Museum heist of millions of dollars in paintings by Rembrandt, Vermeer and others. Nobody knows who took the paintings, but our guest has a theory. We also talk to an art expert and an art show coordinator about what happens to stolen art, how art is determined to be genuine, and how to avoid scams if you’re buying or selling art and antiques.

Host: Gary Price. Guests: Stephen Kurkjian, journalist and author of the book, “Master Thieves: The Boston gangsters who pulled off the world’s greatest art heist”; Jane C.H. Jacob, art consultant, president of Jacob Fine Art, Oak Park, IL; Scott Diament, president & CEO of the Palm Beach Show Group.

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15-12 Story 2: What the Dog Knows – Navigating the world through scent

 

Synopsis: Search dogs will follow a scent for miles and even put their lives in danger looking for survivors of mudslides and building collapses. How do they do it, and why? We talk to a search dog owner and trainer about these amazing animals, the physiology that helps them hone in on a single scent, and why they will work for hours in horrid conditions for their handlers.

Host: Marty Peterson. Guest: Cat Warren, cadaver dog owner and trainer, author of the book, “What the Dog Knows: Scent, science and the amazing ways dogs perceive the world.

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