Worldview: August 20, 2018 | WBEZ
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Worldview Podcast

Greece Emerges from Three-Year Austerity Program, Puerto Ricanstruction: Prisoners “Trafficked” from Puerto Rico to U.S. Private Prisons, Claim Human Rights Groups, How Children’s Books Can Help Save the Environment

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On Today's Show:

  • Greece has completed its third and final bailout today. It marked the end of Greece’s three-year Eurozone emergency loan program worth €61.9 billion.
  • In the wake of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico’s unelected financial oversight board (PROMESA) passed austerity measures that introduced sweeping cutbacks for hundreds of institutions on the island. The fiscal plan included a policy that would offshore one-third of Puerto Rico’s prison population to private prisons in the U.S.
  • In his book Beasts at Bedtime, environmental scientist and father, Liam Heneghan, explains how many classic and contemporary children’s books can inspire the next generation to protect the environment. 

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