Worldview: August 13, 2019 | WBEZ
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Worldview Podcast

Global Look at Organ Donation, U.S. to Weaken Endangered Species Rules, Escalating Protests in Moscow

On today's show:

  • The Trump Administration is in the process of implementing changes to the Endangered Species Act and the National Environmental Policy Act. Companies will be able to argue that lost profits justify taking animals off of the endangered species list. Meanwhile, the government is trying to eliminate public comment periods on mineral extraction from public lands.
  • Russia has seen its largest opposition protests since 2011. We’ll hear about why they’ve gotten so much traction.·
  • We hear from a philosopher who has studied how other countries handle organ donation. He’ll propose some solutions to make transplants more accessible in the U.S.

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