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Celebrating Earth Day with WLRN

Ben Hicks

A Look At Extinction, Climate Change and How Human Impact Has Effected Our Environment.

Extinction: The Facts

9pm EXTINCTION: THE FACTS - David Attenborough explores the extinction crisis and how it drives pandemic diseases.

With a million species at risk of extinction, Sir David Attenborough explores how this crisis of biodiversity has consequences for us all, threatening food and water security, undermining our ability to control our climate and even putting us at greater risk of pandemic diseases.

Climate Change The Facts

10pm CLIMATE CHANGE – THE FACTS - Host Sir David Attenborough takes us through one of the globe’s most pressing issues, our changing climate.

Scientists explore the impact of climate change and what could happen if global warming exceeds 1.5 degrees. Discover how the latest innovations and technology are posing potential solutions and what individuals can do to prevent further damage.

Troubled Waters: A Turtle's Tale

11pm TROUBLED WATERS: A TURTLE’S TALE A WLRN Emmy Award Winning Original Production

A look at how human behavior has impacted our environment, seen through the lens of one of South Florida's most beloved and fragile underwater creatures-the sea turtle.

Featuring acclaimed actor and ocean activist Ted Danson and narrated by Peter Coyote, this one-hour film takes a critical look at the effects of global warming, water pollution and our “throw-away” plastic lifestyle on this keystone species...and inevitably ourselves.

Mia Laurenzo is a 35-year veteran of public television in Miami. She began her career learning every aspect of video production. Currently she is a writer, producer, on-air host and promotions coordinator for TV, radio and the web.  Her experiences include producing for a series, special events and historical documentaries.  As a native Floridian, she is a perfect fit for South Florida's Storyteller Station, WLRN.  She has produced several award winning, nationally distributed documentaries and is the recipient of three Suncoast Regional Emmys.  
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