De-Listing The Gray Wolf, FDA Cracking Down On Flavored E-Cigs And Menthols, The Big Picture Of Recycling

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A plan to de-list the gray wolf had advanced to the U.S. Senate. We discuss how the bill would work and what its chances are of making it to President Donald Trump’s desk. We also take a look at the FDA’s new proposal to place restrictions on flavored e-cigarettes and menthol. Then, despite the massive size of the recycling industry, we still only recycle a little more than one third of our nation’s waste. We talk to the author of a new book about the worldwide recycling chain and how big changes are shaking the system.

Featured in this Show

  • The Future Of A Plan To De-List The Gray Wolf

    A bill by Republican Congressman Sean Duffy of Wausau to de-list the gray wolf recently passed the House. We discuss the arguments for and against the legislation and its uncertain future in the Senate.

  • The Case For Banning Menthol Cigarettes

    The Food and Drug Administration announced last week that it would move to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars – two products that have disproportionately harmed African Americans. Our guest explains why he says the proposal is long overdue and how it could substantially lower smoking rates in black communities.

  • The Global Recycling Market

    In the US, recycling is a more than-$100 billion industry, and employs half a million workers. But we still only recycle a little more than a third of our nation’s waste, and changes in the global recycling market threaten the whole system. We’ll find out where the challenges and opportunities lie.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Producer
  • Timothy Cama Guest
  • Delmonte Jefferson Guest
  • Beth Porter Guest

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