FROM Mark Stopher
The Struggle for Life as a Lone Wolf OR-7 is the official designation of the first wolf in the wilds of California in almost 90 years. He crossed over from Oregon a month ago, apparently in search of a mate, but the going has not been easy. An electronic tracking collar has followed him for 1000 miles, but recently he's been staying in the same place, somewhere in Lassen County northeast of Sacramento. We hear more about the reintroduction of an endangered species with the power to help restore its ecosystem, and about the magic of seeing a wolf in the wild.
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.
In Janesville, WI, Middle America meets the new American dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn't prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. We hear what's happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.