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Ep. 46: The Broccoli Backstory: Dr. Ricardo Salvador Explains the System Behind the Supermarket

11/13/2018
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Agricultural scientist Dr. Ricardo Salvador tells the story of how our food really gets to the grocery store, and discusses the urgent need for a sustainable and equitable food system.

Duration:00:28:30

Ep. 3: ¿Cómo llega el brócoli a su mesa?: El Dr. Ricardo Salvador explica el sistema alimentario

11/13/2018
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El Dr. Ricardo Salvador, científico agrícola, nos cuenta la historia de cómo llega la comida al supermercado, y nos explica por qué necesitamos urgentemente un sistema agrícola perdurable y equitativo.

Duration:00:30:20

Ep. 45: Geoengineering: Scarier than a Zombie Apocalypse?

10/30/2018
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Just in time for Halloween, an episode that’ll scare the daylights out of you. Frank Keutsch joins us to explain what geoengineering is, why it isn’t a magic fix for climate change, and why we still need to greatly reduce CO2 emissions.

Duration:00:28:30

Ep. 44: Why Science Needs Your Vote in the Midterm Elections

10/16/2018
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Andrew Rosenberg, director of the Center for Science and Democracy, goes over some of the key issues facing science, and how your vote in the upcoming midterm elections can help.

Duration:00:29:59

Ep. 43: Offshore Wind Turbines: An Ocean of Clean Energy Opportunity

10/2/2018
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Senior energy analyst John Rogers tells us all about offshore wind, it's clean energy benefits and why offshore wind is more feasible than ever before.

Duration:00:30:17

Ep. 42: Battered, Betrayed, but Not Beaten: Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

9/18/2018
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Climate Scientist Juan Declet-Barreto teaches us about community and resilience a year after Maria.

Duration:00:25:50

Ep. 2: Maltrecho y traicionado pero no vencido: Puerto Rico después del huracán María

9/18/2018
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Juan Declet-Barreto, científico climático, nos enseña sobre comunidad y resiliencia un año después de María.

Duration:00:29:54

Ep. 41: Electric Buses: The People’s Electric Vehicle

9/4/2018
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Dr. Jimmy O’Dea talks about a future with electric buses, trucks and other heavy duty vehicles, and the positive impact they will have on global warming emissions.

Duration:00:30:01

Ep. 1: Entusiasmo por la energía: el futuro de las energías renovables en Estados Unidos

8/21/2018
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Paula García, experta en energías renovables, nos cuenta sobre la expansión de las energías renovables en el mundo y en los Estados Unidos.

Duration:00:26:29

Ep. 40: Getting Excited About Energy: Expanding Renewables in the US

8/21/2018
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Energy expert Paula Garcia talks about the growth of renewable energy across the globe and in the United States.

Duration:00:24:15

Ep. 39: How Climate Change Affects Your Mental Health

8/7/2018
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Dr. Joel Nigg, a licensed clinical psychologist and professor at Oregon Health and Sciences University, discusses his research into the mental health impacts of climate change.

Duration:00:29:30

Ep. 38: The Science of Forest Fires: Culture, Climate, and Combustion

7/24/2018
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Professor John Bailey, an expert on all things fire, tells us about controlled burning, silviculture and why Smokey Bear had it all wrong.

Duration:00:30:00

Ep. 37: Revolution on the Road: The Shift to EVs and Self-Driving Cars

7/10/2018
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Vehicles expert Dr. Daniel Sperling walks us through the future of transportation and the multiple revolutions needed to make self-driving cars an affordable, convenient, and efficient reality.

Duration:00:30:00

Ep. 36: Coastal Homes and Properties at Risk: Sea Level Rise, Flooding, and Inundation

6/26/2018
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Economist and climate change expert Dr. Rachel Cleetus discusses new analysis that pairs NOAA climate change research with Zillow real estate data to show the threat to coastal property.

Duration:00:29:59

Ep. 35: From Ozone Fixer to Presidential Speech Writer

6/12/2018
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Atmospheric scientist Don Wuebbles discusses ozone recovery, all-nighters at the White House, and communicating climate science.

Duration:00:29:21

Ep. 34: The Federal Scientist Who Blew the Whistle

5/29/2018
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Joel Clement, a former policy director at the Department of Interior and new senior fellow with the Center for Science and Democracy at UCS, shares his experience of political interference in the Trump administration and the steps he took to fight back.

Duration:00:29:27

Ep. 33: North Korea, Its Neighbors, and the US: A China Expert’s Perspective

5/15/2018
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Dr. Gregory Kulacki talks about what is motivating North Korean President Kim Jong Un and the possible outcomes of a summit with President Donald Trump.

Duration:00:28:29

Ep. 32: Nuclear Power Reactors: Is Smaller Better?

5/1/2018
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How much do you know about nuclear power? Dr. Edwin Lyman, internationally recognized expert on nuclear proliferation, walks us through nuclear power, its associated risks, and small modular reactors.

Duration:00:30:33

Ep. 31: Navigating The Climate Change Minefield With Michael Mann

4/17/2018
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One of the nation’s most respected (and harassed) scientists, Dr. Michael Mann, discusses the climate change tipping point and battling forces of denial.

Duration:00:29:58

Ep. 30: The Evidence Is In: SNAP Works

4/3/2018
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You may know it as food stamps. Millions of Americans know it as the reason their families won’t go hungry tonight. Food systems and health analyst Sarah Reinhardt knows that it needs to be strengthened, not weakened, in the next Farm Bill.

Duration:00:28:24