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After ten years working in television news in Washington, DC, Geri quit the business to start a family and in 1997 founded GoodNewsNetwork.org, which quickly became the #1 site on Google for "good news". For more than 20 years, GNN.org has delivered positive news and inspiring stories from around the world as an antidote to the barrage of negativity in mainstream media. Featured on CBS News, BBC, Rolling Stone magazine, and NPR's All Things Considered, Geri was dubbed “The Good News Guru” by the Washington Post. From Health news to Heroes, World news to Animal rescues—and our new ‘Good Talks’ page, which aggregates the best motivational podcasts, GNN provides the ultimate grab bag of GOOD, with its daily dose of optimism and hope.
Vox launched a new podcast in October called Future Perfect to investigate effective altruism and discover the “innovative solutions to modern problems that no one is talking about”.
In this episode, host Dylan Matthews tackles the intriguing question of whether every single species is worth saving from extinction—even if there may be no known benefit or return on investment.
The show focuses on the black-footed ferret in Wyoming, a species continually on the brink of death due to disease. A conservationist specializing in the animal's plight discusses the prospect of using CRISPR, the gene-editing software, and such related costs, and why she believes it is worth it to save the ferret.
At 20 minutes per episode, Future Perfect is a digestible gem of conversation for any commute or gym routine. Another recent episode, for instance, was How to Pick a Career That Counts. Get links to the feeds for iTunes and Stitcher at our GNN GOOD TALKS review.