Emotional Intelligence, Trump Cancels Talks With Taliban, Trumpeter Swan Recovery

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Trumpeter swans swim in Lily Lake, a Wisconsin State Natural Area
Trumpeter swans swim in Lily Lake, a Wisconsin State Natural Area. Joshua Mayer (CC BY-SA 2.0)

30 years after disappearing from Wisconsin, the trumpeter swan has returned. We talk with two scientists involved in recovery efforts. We also discuss ways to build emotional intelligence in children. Plus, a look at how plans for a secret meeting between President Trump and the Taliban fell apart.

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  • What Now For Afghanistan War After Trump Scraps Talks With Taliban?

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  • 30 Years Of Trumpeter Swan Recovery Work In Wisconsin

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Producer
  • Marc Brackett Guest
  • Nick Wadhams Guest
  • Randy Jurewicz Guest
  • Sumner Matteson Guest

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