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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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Ep. 32: Nuclear Power Reactors: Is Smaller Better? by Union of Concerned Scientists

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. 26: Why the US Missile Defense System Won't Work

2/6/2018
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Physicist Dr. Laura Grego explains in lay terms just why the US ground-based midcourse missile defense system--the one that is supposed to intercept a North Korean missile--doesn't work.

Duration:00:29:24

Episode 21: Thanks Science!

11/21/2017
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Find out why we should be thanking science this week. Five esteemed scientists, including a Presidential Medal of Freedom winner, tell us why they are grateful for science.

Duration:00:23:05

Episode 20: A Climate Fingerprinter Fights On

11/7/2017
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Dr. Ben Santer, climate scientist and one of the first scientists to identify how humans are influencing the global climate, talks about his work and also how he became the target of vicious attacks by fossil-fuel interests.

Duration:00:29:50

Episode 18: As Coal Declines, Helping Communities Rise

10/10/2017
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Dr. Jeremy Richardson, senior energy analyst at the Union of Concerned Scientists, discusses a new report on the decline of coal and he talks to a number of innovators in his home state of West Virginia about how they are transitioning away from coal.

Duration:00:27:37

Episode 15: Sunbeam Us Up: Solarizing Your Roof and the Electricity Grid

8/29/2017
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Senior energy analysts Laura Wisland and John Rogers from the Union of Concerned Scientists discuss all things solar, from getting solar on your roof to connecting that energy to the power grid.

Duration:00:31:24

Episode 14: Failing Science: The Trump Administration's Six-Month Report Card

8/15/2017
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Dr. Gretchen Goldman, research director for the Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists and co-author of the new UCS report "Sidelining Science since Day One", talks about the Trump administration's attacks on science, their real-life consequences, and how scientists and the public can fight back.

Duration:00:29:20

Episode 12: When Rising Seas Hit Home: What Coastal Communities Can Expect, and When to Expect It

7/18/2017
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Erika Spanger-Siegfried, senior analyst at the Union of Concerned Scientists, brings us startling new research on sea level rise and the hard choices ahead for coastal communities.

Duration:00:28:02

Episode 11: How to Stop a Wrecking Ball: A Fourth of July Look at the Trump Administration

7/4/2017
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Ken Kimmell, president of the Union of Concerned Scientists, is back to give a recap of the recent months of the Trump administration and how he sees things playing out in light of President Trump pulling the US out of the Paris Climate Agreement.

Duration:00:21:35

Episode 9: Rocket Forensics: Dissecting North Korea's Missile Program, Part 1

6/6/2017
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Dr. David Wright, co-director of the Global Security Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, discusses North Korea’s missile program, the accelerating pace of launch tests, and what scientific information he gleans from each of them.

Duration:00:21:22

Episode 5: Unpacking the Snowpack: Is the California Drought Really Over?

4/11/2017
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Dr. Juliet Christian-Smith, senior climate scientist with the Climate and Energy Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, talks about water, snowpack, and the drought in California.

Duration:00:23:26

Episode 4 - Science and Justice are Indivisible: A Conversation with Robert Bullard, March 28, 2017

3/28/2017
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Dr. Robert Bullard, the father of the environmental justice movement, discusses his past, new fights, and the role of scientists in solving environmental racism.

Duration:00:25:38

Episode 3 - The Ultimate Designated Driver: Pros and Cons of Self-Driving Cars

3/14/2017
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Vehicles analyst Jimmy O'Dea from the Union of Concerned Scientists discusses everything from the practical issues to the philosophical implications of self-driving cars.

Duration:00:16:08

Got Science Promo

2/14/2017
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Got Science Promo by Union of Concerned Scientists

Duration:00:00:38

Bonus Episode - The Jet Stream Winter Machine, Feb. 14, 2017

2/13/2017
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Climate scientist Dr. Brenda Ekwurzel sets us straight on snowy weather and global warming.

Duration:00:06:55

Episode 1 - The Factless President, Feb. 14, 2017

2/13/2017
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Ken Kimmell, president of the Union of Concerned Scientists, discusses the role of science in the Trump administration.

Duration:00:19:27