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Destroying Wildlife; Hacking Newspapers; Firing NFL Coaches

Jan 2, 2019

It's been easy to overlook Trump Administration environmental policies that are contributing to the destruction of wildlife and habitats.

While they've been quietly lifting protections on endangered animals, opening up habitats for drilling, and changing standards for the treatment of farm animals, we've been rightfully focused on the floods, fires, storms, and wildly fluctuating temperatures that signal climate change is becoming a terrifying reality. 

Yet, the health of our species is deeply intertwined with the health of other animal species.

Also this hour: The Hartford Courant was one of several publications caught in this weekend's hack of Tribune newspapers. What do we know - or not know - about what happened?

Lastly, five coaches who were fired from the NFL Monday were African-American. This, despite recent changes to a "Rooney Rule" that encourages the hiring of more minority coaches and managers in a league where 70% of players are African-American. Is the competitive pressure to win shortchanging new NFL coaches previously left out of top jobs?

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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.