Radio Times

Sunday, June 26

Venezuela’s economic crisis

Guests: George Ciccariello-Maher, Francisco Toro

Empty supermarket shelves, rolling power outages, skyrocketing inflation, and staggering crime rates – Venezuela is in the midst of an economic crisis.  Food shortages across the country have led to mass looting, food riots and demands for a recall referendum to oust President Nicolás Maduro.  Just how this oil-rich nation arrived at this state of near collapse is what we are talking about this hour of Radio Times.  Marty’s guests are GEORGE CICCARIELLO-MAHER, an associate professor of politics at Drexel University and author of We Created Chavez: A People’s History of the Venezuelan Revolution, and FRANCISCO TORO, Venezuelan journalist and founder and editor of the blog, Caracas Chronicles.

 |  Comment

Radio Times in Review: animal minds

Guests: Diana Reiss, Frans de Waal, Robert Seyfarth, Dorothy Cheney, James Serpell

On today’s show, we’re going to take a peek inside the minds of animals. First, we’ll talk about the psychology of dolphins with DIANA REISS, author of Dolphin in the Mirror: Exploring the Minds and Saving Dolphin Lives. We’ll also listen to Marty’s conversation with primatologist FRANS DE WAAL about animal intelligence who joined us earlier this year to discuss his book Are We Smart Enough to Know how Smart Animals Are? And lastly,  a look at animal friendships – how their relationships develop and what their friendships look like.  We spoke with University of Pennsylvania primatologists ROBERT SEYFARTH and DOROTHY CHENEY, as well as animal interaction expert and veterinarian JAMES SERPELL.




 |  Comment

Radio Times welcomes your phone calls during the morning live broadcast. Call 1-888-477-WHYY (1-888-477-9499) Don't miss a story — subscribe to the Radio Times podcast