August, 2012

Civics in Science Class

Civics in Science Class

There is a debate underway about how to get students interested in climate change. Should teachers stick to science evidence or expose how powerful vested interests are manipulating the story? Some of the educators I talk with argue that demonstrating how wealthy interests are actively misleading the public helps students engage. They say the “How […]

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Do Small Businesses Speak with One Voice? with Susan Frank

Do Small Businesses Speak with One Voice? with Susan Frank

Tom Bowman talks with Susan Frank, a policy developer and activist, about engaging the small business community with California’s landmark climate and clean energy policies. Listen Now Do Small Businesses Speak with One Voice?    

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When Everything Spins

When Everything Spins

Does knowledge mean what it used to mean? What happens if it doesn’t? I once had a long discussion with Naomi Oreskes, co-author of Merchants of Doubt. Along with our online radio host, David Gibbons, we were talking about ways to engage the public with an issue as complex as climate science. I asked about […]

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