Societal Impacts Of Human Longevity, New Strategies To Prevent Spread Of Asian Carp

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A bio-acoustic fish fence acts as a barrier to Asian carp
A line of bubbles from a bio-acoustic fish fence rises to the surface of the water at Barkley Lock and Dam where the Cumberland River meets Lake Barkley, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, in Grand Rivers, Ky. The noise-making, bubbling, bio-acoustic barrier has been installed in the lock to deter the spread of destructive Asian carp. Mark Humphrey/AP Photo

We discuss the latest research in human longevity, and explore what it means for society when we live longer lives. Then, we take a look at what officials in Kentucky are doing to prevent the spread of Asian carp, an invasive species that could threaten the Great Lakes.

Featured in this Show

  • Have We Reached The Upper Limits Of Human Longevity?

    The quest for the fountain of youth spans centuries, and inroads have been made toward extending life expectancy in the last century. Still, our guest says we are limited in our ability to push it much further. We look at why our bodies age and where the research on human longevity currently lies.

  • New Fish Fence In Kentucky Aims To Prevent Further Spread Of Asian Carp

    Efforts have been underway for years to prevent Asian carp, an invasive species, from reaching the Great Lakes. In Kentucky, officials are testing out a new kind of fence in an attempt to stop the spread of the fish. We look at how this fence works and explain the scope of this issue in the Midwest.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Laura Pavin Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • S. Jay Olshansky Guest
  • Teresa Lewis Guest

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