Regional Roundup: July 4, 2022
As many Americans travel July Fourth weekend, we talk about inflation and the economy. Plus, a local scientist has discovered more lizards than any other living researcher.
American consumers are feeling the pain of record-high inflation – especially at the grocery store and gas station, as many people in our region plan short summer road trips. With the pandemic and Russia’s war on Ukraine driving prices upward, is there any relief in sight? Are we headed for a recession soon? Our guest is Mark Zandi (@Markzandi), Chief Economist for Moody’s Analytics (@economics_ma)
Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in Philadelphia – could updated FDA guidelines about the salty foods we love make a difference? To discuss sodium, heart health, and recent research about aspirin regimens, we’ll talk with Dr. Deon Vigilance, a cardiology specialist and board president at the local American Heart Association chapter. [segment originally broadcast 10/18/2021]
A Villanova University scientist has discovered a fascinating lizard fossilized in amber dating back more than 110 million years. The “Lizard King”, Our guest, Aaron Bauer, has identified more reptiles than any other living scientist and joins us to discuss the incredibly rare find. [originally broadcast 4/4/2022]
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