Canine club: From wolves to dogs! (3)
When we talk about protecting ma'iingan, there are only so many packs throughout the region here. Every time that somebody builds on land or cuts down trees, we infringe upon the land that ma'iingan used to traditionally frequent. We see these wolves and these other beings because we're in their habitat, we're in their home. We need to remember that we as humans, within our Ojibwe creation story, we were some of the last ones to be put on this earth and all the animals and the beings before were here prior to. Wolves aren't just this old portrayal of Little Red Riding Hood and the Bad Wolf. They're actually beautiful beings that help with a lot of ecosystem management and helping to spur biodiversity. Biodiversity is making sure that there's a good order within our ecosystems and things are kept well and taken care of.
Molly: Wolves howl for lots of reasons but mostly, it's a way to communicate with other wolves over long distances.
Maya: Wolves in different parts of the world have different styles of howls, sort of like regional accents.
Molly: They live in park so they can hunt as a team and take down large prey.
Maya: Wolves evolved into dogs over thousands of years.
Molly: Humans and canines, including wolves, have had a special relationship for a very, very long time. That's it for this episode of Brains On.
Maya: It was produced by Marc Sanchez, Menaka Wilhelm, Sanden Totten and Molly Bloom.
Molly: We had production help from Kristina Lopez, Ruby Guthrie and Britta Greene and engineering help from Veronica Rodriguez, James Curwood, and Dan Kearns. Special thanks to Phyllis Fletcher, Taylor Kaufman, Mike Kessler, Robert Garova, Rachel Benenati, Tom Weber, and Mike Isham. Thanks to Wolf Park in Indiana for some of the wolf sounds you heard, and a big thanks to Arik Kershenbaum and Holly Root-Gutteridge
Maya: Now, before we go, it's time for our moment of 'Um'.
Braden: How do lips get chapped?
Dr Roxana Daneshjou: That's actually a great question. The lips get chapped because the skin is thinner, and they don't have the same protective layer of oil as the rest of your skin does. Hi, I'm Dr Roxana Daneshjou. I am a dermatologist, which is a doctor that takes care of your skin, your hair, and your nails.
There can be many different reasons people get chapped lips. For example, you probably noticed that your lips are more chapped in the winter time. The reason for that is that the cold air and the wind outside, as well as the dry heaters inside are dehydrating are lips.
Lips can also get chapped and dry from irritation as well. You may wonder what's irritating your lips? Well, it can be a number of things. Some people are really sensitive to scented products and perfumes and don't realize that the chapstick they're using is actually making things worse because those perfumes are irritating. Saliva is actually very irritating and will make your lips even drier. People often lick their lips without even realizing that they're doing it. People who notice that their lips are dry and they lick them to try to get them wet, but what happens is you get that saliva, which has all these irritating stuff that is used to help break down food onto the skin of your lips and it irritates your lips more making them more dry and chapped.
Molly: We'll be back soon with more answers to your questions.
Maya: Thanks for listening!