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Zero Population Growth By Another Name


Paul Ehrlich scared a lot of people with his book "The Population Bomb" in 1968. 

That same year, the group ZPG--Zero Population Growth--was born.  The dire predictions Ehrlich laid out have largely not come to pass--some people say "yet"--but the concern about the world getting overpopulated remains. 

ZPG is still on the scene, but with a different name: Population Connection.  CEO John Seager joins us for a talk about population growth and demographic trends in our part of the world.  

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.