Our hour begins with a tale from Dr. Barbara Smuts. She recounts a classic bully story, but with a twist: her bully was a chimp.
Next up: the haunting epic of Lucy the chimpanzee. When Lucy was only two days old, she was adopted by psychologist Dr. Maurice K. Temerlin and his wife Jane. The Temerlins wondered, if given the right environment, how human could Lucy become? We hear from Lucy’s language tutor, Dr. Roger Fouts, Lucy’s caretaker and eventual friend, Dr. Sue Savage-Rumbaugh, and Mr. Temerlin himself… or his words anyway, read by radio host David Garland. And writer Charles Siebert helps us to make sense of Lucy’s story.