On Our Minds
Mosquitos Must Die!
As the Zika virus continues to make headlines, consensus is slowly growing among scientists that it’s showdown time for the mosquito. We now have the science to eliminate certain species of mosquitoes from the face of the earth—but does that mean we should? In this hour, we spend an hour exploring the role of the mosquito in our our world, from the politics of mosquito-borne diseases to the pleasures of mosquito-inspired jazz. We have interviews with “the father of biodiversity” E.O. Wilson, the author of the celebrated new book Pandemic, Sonia Shaw, and more.