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Entomologist May Berenbaum

Berenbaum was afraid of bugs until she took a course on insects in college. Her new book is "Bugs in the System," which tries to show insects in a new light. Berenbaum demonstrates the importance of insects in everyday life and throughout history, and explores the lifestyles of some of the more than ten quintillion insects that inhabit the earth at any given moment. She also hosts the annual Insect Fear Film Festival, which will be held this weekend, February 25 & 26, at the University of Illinois.


Other segments from the episode on February 21, 1995

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, February 21, 1995: Interview with Gregory Howard Williams; Interview with May Berenbaum; Review of the book "The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes."


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