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Racial Discrimination In Mormon Church; Beavers And Climate Change

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, popularly known as the Mormon church, has a troubled history with racial discrimination. We speak to two Mormons, Black and white, about how they're talking about race in their church after protests against racism sparked a worldwide movement. And, beavers are inadvertently contributing to climate change by flooding millennia-old permafrost. Researcher Ken Tape joins us with more.

40 min15 h ago
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Racial Discrimination In Mormon Church; Beavers And Climate Change

Climate Change Connection To Fires; Lang Lang's 'Goldberg Variations'

Researchers say it's clear that the destructive fires in Oregon, California and Washington are being fueled by climate change. But what does that really look like? We speak with climate scientist Park Williams, who wrote a paper last year that looks closely at the connections between climate change and fire activity. Also, Chinese classical pianist Lang Lang talks about his new recording of Bach's "Goldberg Variations."

41 min16 h ago
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Climate Change Connection To Fires; Lang Lang's 'Goldberg Variations'

Addressing Climate Change In Medical School; Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Legacy

A group of doctors created a new teaching framework to teach medical residents how to address climate change with their patients. We speak to the lead author of this new resource. And, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday at the age of 87. We look at her legacy with Irin Carmon, co-author of "Notorious RBG: The Life And Times Of Ruth Bader Ginsburg."

41 min1 d ago
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Addressing Climate Change In Medical School; Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Legacy

Parallels Between Climate Change And Pandemic; Clear Masks

Coronavirus and climate change — two crises that have revealed so much about our country. Climate journalist Emily Atkin looks at the parallels and tells us why the pandemic has given her more reason to hope we can tackle climate change. Also, masks can cause significant problems for those with deafness or hearing deficits. A number of companies are now selling masks that cover the mouth area with clear plastic, leaving the mouth fully visible.

41 min1 d ago
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Parallels Between Climate Change And Pandemic; Clear Masks

'The Social Dilemma' Director; Storm Season Update

The new Netflix documentary "The Social Dilemma" lays out a case against the primacy of big tech companies and argues social media is undermining our shared sense of reality. Director Jeff Orlowski joins us to discuss the film. And, we check in with meteorologist Megan Borowski with the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network on the next storms that could threaten the U.S. after Hurricane Sally and Hurricane Laura hit the Gulf Coast.

41 min4 d ago
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'The Social Dilemma' Director; Storm Season Update

Saving Coral Off Of Florida Keys; Democrats And Catholics

Sarah Fangman, superintendent of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, explains the latest technique being used to save coral off of the Florida Keys. Also, Democrats have been struggling for years to retain support among a once-loyal voter base: Catholics. That trend is evident in the key swing state of Pennsylvania. Lucy Perkins of WESA reports.

41 min4 d ago
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Saving Coral Off Of Florida Keys; Democrats And Catholics

Susan Sarandon In 'Blackbird,' California Fire Resources

In the new film "Blackbird," Susan Sarandon stars as a woman with Lou Gehrig's disease who gathers her family for a last holiday celebration. Sarandon and director Roger Michell join us to discuss the film. And Cal Fire deputy director Daniel Berlant joins us to talk about whether there are enough resources to fight the fires right now.

42 min5 d ago
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Susan Sarandon In 'Blackbird,' California Fire Resources

Architect Frank Gehry; Camp Fire Survivors On Current Wildfires

The new Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial, designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry, is being dedicated Thursday in Washington, D.C. We talk with Gehry about designing the memorial. Also, the wildfires on the West Coast have forced thousands of people to flee their homes. The Collins family in Oregon has been through this before. They share what they've learned from their experience.

42 min5 d ago
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Architect Frank Gehry; Camp Fire Survivors On Current Wildfires

Breonna Taylor Settlement; Students On New School Year

Louisville, Kentucky, will pay a $12 million settlement to the family of Breonna Taylor and implement police reforms. UCLA Law professor Joanna Schwartz joins us to discuss the settlement. And, students from two different school districts share their experiences with the new school year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

42 min6 d ago
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Breonna Taylor Settlement; Students On New School Year

Tips And Recipes For At-Home Canning; Police Morale Is Falling

Resident chef Kathy Gunst joins us with tips and recipes to can seasonal fruits and vegetables. And, we discuss what it's like to be an officer in 2020 with Chuck Wexler, executive director of the Police Executive Research Forum. He also talks about whether low police morale could be resulting in a work slowdown.

43 min6 d ago
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Tips And Recipes For At-Home Canning; Police Morale Is Falling

Latest Episodes

Racial Discrimination In Mormon Church; Beavers And Climate Change

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, popularly known as the Mormon church, has a troubled history with racial discrimination. We speak to two Mormons, Black and white, about how they're talking about race in their church after protests against racism sparked a worldwide movement. And, beavers are inadvertently contributing to climate change by flooding millennia-old permafrost. Researcher Ken Tape joins us with more.

40 min15 h ago
Comments
Racial Discrimination In Mormon Church; Beavers And Climate Change

Climate Change Connection To Fires; Lang Lang's 'Goldberg Variations'

Researchers say it's clear that the destructive fires in Oregon, California and Washington are being fueled by climate change. But what does that really look like? We speak with climate scientist Park Williams, who wrote a paper last year that looks closely at the connections between climate change and fire activity. Also, Chinese classical pianist Lang Lang talks about his new recording of Bach's "Goldberg Variations."

41 min16 h ago
Comments
Climate Change Connection To Fires; Lang Lang's 'Goldberg Variations'

Addressing Climate Change In Medical School; Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Legacy

A group of doctors created a new teaching framework to teach medical residents how to address climate change with their patients. We speak to the lead author of this new resource. And, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday at the age of 87. We look at her legacy with Irin Carmon, co-author of "Notorious RBG: The Life And Times Of Ruth Bader Ginsburg."

41 min1 d ago
Comments
Addressing Climate Change In Medical School; Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Legacy

Parallels Between Climate Change And Pandemic; Clear Masks

Coronavirus and climate change — two crises that have revealed so much about our country. Climate journalist Emily Atkin looks at the parallels and tells us why the pandemic has given her more reason to hope we can tackle climate change. Also, masks can cause significant problems for those with deafness or hearing deficits. A number of companies are now selling masks that cover the mouth area with clear plastic, leaving the mouth fully visible.

41 min1 d ago
Comments
Parallels Between Climate Change And Pandemic; Clear Masks

'The Social Dilemma' Director; Storm Season Update

The new Netflix documentary "The Social Dilemma" lays out a case against the primacy of big tech companies and argues social media is undermining our shared sense of reality. Director Jeff Orlowski joins us to discuss the film. And, we check in with meteorologist Megan Borowski with the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network on the next storms that could threaten the U.S. after Hurricane Sally and Hurricane Laura hit the Gulf Coast.

41 min4 d ago
Comments
'The Social Dilemma' Director; Storm Season Update

Saving Coral Off Of Florida Keys; Democrats And Catholics

Sarah Fangman, superintendent of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, explains the latest technique being used to save coral off of the Florida Keys. Also, Democrats have been struggling for years to retain support among a once-loyal voter base: Catholics. That trend is evident in the key swing state of Pennsylvania. Lucy Perkins of WESA reports.

41 min4 d ago
Comments
Saving Coral Off Of Florida Keys; Democrats And Catholics

Susan Sarandon In 'Blackbird,' California Fire Resources

In the new film "Blackbird," Susan Sarandon stars as a woman with Lou Gehrig's disease who gathers her family for a last holiday celebration. Sarandon and director Roger Michell join us to discuss the film. And Cal Fire deputy director Daniel Berlant joins us to talk about whether there are enough resources to fight the fires right now.

42 min5 d ago
Comments
Susan Sarandon In 'Blackbird,' California Fire Resources

Architect Frank Gehry; Camp Fire Survivors On Current Wildfires

The new Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial, designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry, is being dedicated Thursday in Washington, D.C. We talk with Gehry about designing the memorial. Also, the wildfires on the West Coast have forced thousands of people to flee their homes. The Collins family in Oregon has been through this before. They share what they've learned from their experience.

42 min5 d ago
Comments
Architect Frank Gehry; Camp Fire Survivors On Current Wildfires

Breonna Taylor Settlement; Students On New School Year

Louisville, Kentucky, will pay a $12 million settlement to the family of Breonna Taylor and implement police reforms. UCLA Law professor Joanna Schwartz joins us to discuss the settlement. And, students from two different school districts share their experiences with the new school year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

42 min6 d ago
Comments
Breonna Taylor Settlement; Students On New School Year

Tips And Recipes For At-Home Canning; Police Morale Is Falling

Resident chef Kathy Gunst joins us with tips and recipes to can seasonal fruits and vegetables. And, we discuss what it's like to be an officer in 2020 with Chuck Wexler, executive director of the Police Executive Research Forum. He also talks about whether low police morale could be resulting in a work slowdown.

43 min6 d ago
Comments
Tips And Recipes For At-Home Canning; Police Morale Is Falling
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