Jun 15, 2018
Stat: Antarctica is home to more than 9,000
species found nowhere else on Earth.
Story: They include Adélie and emperor penguins that depend on the nutrient-rich waters that surround the continent. In 2016, 24 countries and the European Union created the world’s largest marine protected area—encompassing 1.9...
Jun 8, 2018
Stat: The penguin population in Punta Tombo,
Argentina, has declined by 43 percent since 1987.
Story: Not all of those birds are dying: Many are relocating to areas with more prey—a move aided by their ability to swim 170 kilometers a day—and 200,000 breeding pairs remain in Punta Tombo. But expert Dee Boersma,...
Jun 1, 2018
Stat: By midcentury, there will be 2 billion elderly people in the world—and 2 billion young
Story: For the first time there will be as many of each group —and together they’ll account for more than 40 percent of the world’s population. This will have deep implications for the labor supply, family structures and...
May 25, 2018
Stat: 63 million Americans, many of them children, live in areas with a shortage of dental care.
Story: To help alleviate this, a new kind of dental provider is being created: dental therapists, who are much like physician assistants in a medical office. In this episode host Dan LeDuc heads to Minnesota to join one of...
May 11, 2018
Stat: 64 percent of Americans say fake news is causing confusion over basic facts, according to the Pew Research Center.
Story: It’s becoming increasingly more difficult to sort fact from fiction in this digital age. In this episode, we talk to Alan Miller, who founded the News Literacy Project—an educational,...