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The Scramble: Climate Change Reporting, Gail Sheehy, Wax Worms

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This weekend's Peoples Climate March against the Trump Administration's rollback of Obama era environmental policies coincided with more alarming news about arctic melt, rising oceans, and the EPA's removal of climate science information.

How should journalists report on climate change when political leaders and one prominent opinion columnist for the New York Times deny the existence of climate change?

Also this hour: Scientists recently discovered that wax worms can eat through those pesky plastic bags that take so very long to decompose.

We also talk to author Gail Sheehy - but not about wax worms.


  • Susan Matthews - Science writer for Slate 
  • Gail Sheehy - Journalist and author of 17 books, most notably, Passages: Predictable Crises of Adult Life. She also wrote a biography of Hillary Clinton, Hillary’s Choice.  
  • Federica Bertocchini - Scientist, Institute of Biomedicine and Biotechnology of Cantabria in Spain.
  • Jonah Bromwich - Reporter for the New York Times

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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.

Betsy started as an intern at WNPR in 2011 after earning a Master's Degree in American and Museum Studies from Trinity College. She served as the Senior Producer for 'The Colin McEnroe Show' for several years before stepping down in 2021 and returning to her previous career as a registered nurse. She still produces shows with Colin and the team when her schedule allows.

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