Antibiotic resistance, then environmental education and sustainability

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Guests: Maryn McKenna, Carole Williams-Green and Christine Knapp

Bugs resistant to our arsenals of antibiotics are growing. The United Nations recently declared antibiotic resistance an urgent threat to public health around the globe.  And this summer, a Pennsylvania woman was found to be carrying a bacteria resistant to the antibiotic of last resort. We start off this hour discussing the growing crisis of antibiotic resistance. Radio Times Producer Debbie Bilder talks with MARYN MCKENNA, a journalist and author of Beating Back the Devil and Superbug.  Then, we’ll learn about environmental education and sustainability. We’ll listen to Radio Times producer Elizabeth Fiedler’s interview with CAROLE WILLIAMS-GREEN, the founder and president of the Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Education Center in West Philadelphia. And we’ll wrap up by discussing the city of Philadelphia’s sustainability plans with CHRISTINE KNAPP, the city’s Sustainability Director.

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