Species extinction, Housing recession

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A cloned black-footed ferret
In this photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is Elizabeth Ann, the first cloned black-footed ferret and first-ever cloned U.S. endangered species, at 50-days old on Jan. 29, 2021. Scientists hope the slinky predator named Elizabeth Ann and her descendants will improve the genetic diversity of a species once thought extinct but bred in captivity and reintroduced successfully to the wild. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP

An author shares her new book about what we can learn from extinctions. Then, a housing expert explores the idea of a housing recession in the U.S.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Lydia Pyne Guest
  • Kurt Paulsen Guest

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