This week on From the Vault we present a 1968 interview with Stanford Professor Paul R. Ehrlich (noted population biologist and author of the book titled "The Population Bomb,") and Professor Dennis Parnell (Catholic scientist and biologist at California State College at Hayward). They talk with Al Silbowitz about the drastic measures called for by the increasingly critical population explosion, and about Pope Paul's encyclical opposition to birth control. This program was originally broadcast during KPFA's "Open Hour." We'll follow this 1968 interview with a 2015 update from Paul Ehrlich himself, as we ask him the question, "So what can we do?"
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