Gorilla vs. Human Life; A History of Infrastructure; The Mayor of Thessaloniki

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 Charles, who has resided at the Toronto Zoo since it opened, continues to lead the lowland Gorilla group, but is facing a challenge from an 11 year old male.

Coming up on today's show:

  • Many people are outraged that zookeepers at the Cincinnati Zoo shot a gorilla after a toddler fell into its enclosure. Hear what conversations have been sparked at other zoos about safety, responsibility, and the decision to shoot an animal.
  • Our #30Issues series continues this week, on infrastructure. Hear a brief political history of infrastructure, with Brian Pallasch from the American Society of Civil Engineers.
  • Theoretical physicist Brian Greene and oceanographer Sylvia Earle preview this year’s World Science Festival.
  • Retired NYPD officer Stevie Stryker talks about his life as an undercover cop, with NY Daily News' Rocco Parascandola.
  • Yiannis Boutaris, the mayor of the Greek city of Thessaloniki, discusses Greece's role in accepting refugees from ailing countries.