| Stouse (left), Giovanni
IU Kokomo English instructor Carla Farmer Stouse converses
with her friend, the poet Nikki Giovanni, who talks about
her "zoo project"-- a personal study undertaken
while undergoing cancer treatment--of man’s role in
the ecosystem called Earth and in the universe. Giovanni’s
project has included tours of zoos and preserves and a scholarly
assessment of Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species. Her
questions: Are humans not the "dinosaurs of today?"
How do humans conduct their lives, get along with other life
forms and share living space? What role does "luck"
play in species survival? Giovanni also discusses her current
book projects, her passionate belief that man must travel
to Mars before 2020 and her plans to travel the world by ship
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Opening Remarks—Zoo Project
• Going to Mars
from zoos • What part does luck ...?
Excited about space • World of balance • Re-education
" How would I like to be known?"
the sense of sight • "I love research."
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