1M Species Facing Extinction; Cleveland Baseball Book

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Humans are bad for the planet. Is there anything we can do about it? A sweeping United Nations report released this week says a million plant and animal species are at risk of extinction, more than ever before in human history. And it's because of humanity's rapid growth. The loss of biodiversity will harm economies, food security, health and quality of life worldwide. Plus, ideastream's arts and culture team brings us a conversation about the Cleveland Indians in the 30s and 40s with the author of the book, "Bad Boys, Bad Times." Did you know the Indians then were nicknamed the "Cleveland Crybabies?"

Guests: 

-Harvey Webster, Chief Wildlife Officer, Cleveland Museum of Natural History 

-Chris Kuhar, Executive Director, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo 

-Dr. Kate Brauman, Co-ordinating Lead Author of the UN Science Report & Lead Scientist for Global Water Initiative at the Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota 

-Scott Longert, Author, "Bad Boys, Bad Times: The Cleveland Indians and Baseball in the Prewar Years, 1937-1941” 

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