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Coral Reef Bleaching In Hawaii; Dog Aging Project
Record-breaking temperatures in Hawaii this past summer may lead to unprecedented coral bleaching. It's caused by changes in water temperature, light or nutrients and it can kill coral. Scientists on an island in Oahu are taking underwater photos to create a one-of-a-kind, time-lapsed documentation of bleaching. And, the Dog Aging Project is seeking canine participants in what could be the largest study on aging ever conducted. The goal is to discover more about human aging by studying dogs, which share many of the same genetic markers with humans.
Marching With The Emperor Penguins; Opioid Treatment In Jails
Wildlife filmmaker Lindsay McCrae spent time filming emperor penguins raising chicks in Antarctica. He talks with us about his new book, "My Penguin Year: Life Among the Emperors," which chronicles his experience. Also, the barriers to offering drug-based treatment for opioid abuse in jails are two-fold: There aren't enough prescribing doctors and opioids can be abused in jail. But KUOW's Amy Radil reports a program in Washington state has created a pilot to address these issues. So far, it's working.
How Mercenaries Are Used; German Far-Right Extremism
Private military contractors have been involved in modern conflicts from the Middle East to Africa. A former military contractor explains how mercenaries are used and what impact they can have on warfare. Also, Germany is looking for ways to stop the rise of far-right extremism. A member of the German Parliament responds.
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Started
Mar 21st, 2017
Latest Episode
Nov 15th, 2019
Release Period
Daily
No. of Episodes
1389
Avg. Episode Length
42 minutes
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