UpFront

Starving Baby Seals, Climate Change, and Parenting

There’s a crisis on the coast — hundreds of starving baby seals and sea lions washing ashore. Could it be the sign of a larger ecological collapse? We air a special report on efforts to save the seals, and talk to one of the scientists trying to figure out why it’s happening. Plus: a new report says spending more time with your kids . . . may not really matter. Whaaaa?

Guests on this program:

  • David Checkley, Biological Oceanographer at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla
  • Kathleen E. Denny, lecturer in Sociology at the University of Maryland, co-author of a new study in The Journal of Marriage and Family called “Does the Amount of Time Mothers Spend With Children or Adolescents Matter?”

 

Performances reviewed in this program:

  • Sister Play at Magic Theater in San Francisco through April 19th.

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