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Episode 22: "I Want You to Act": Gina McCarthy on Pruitt’s EPA, Flint, and the Path Forward

Gina McCarthy, former administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency talks about the current state of affairs under Scott Pruitt.

Duration: 00:28:57

Episode 21: Thanks Science!

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

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 19: A Football Star Stands Up for Science

From football to pharmaceuticals, there’s a playbook for sidelining science. Former NFL player Chris Borland joins UCS science and policy analyst Genna Reed to discuss how powerful interests deceive, misinform, and buy influence at the expense of public health and safety.

Duration: 00:33:39

Episode 18: As Coal Declines, Helping Communities Rise

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-17: Soil as ShamWow: How Farmers (and Gardeners) Can Benefit from Healthy Soil

Dr. Andrea Basche, agricultural scientist and AAAS Fellow at the USDA, National Institute for Food and Agriculture, talks about the power of soil, not just the dirt beneath our feed, to fight floods and droughts.

Duration: 00:24:16

Episode 16: Real Talk with Mustafa Ali: Science, Environmental Justice, and Power

Mustafa Ali was a chief environmental justice official and founding member of the Office of Environmental Justice at the Environmental Protection Agency. He talks about his experience at the EPA, his decision to resign, and the importance of science in environmental justice.

Duration: 00:43:22

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

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

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

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

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

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 6: The Amazing Renewables Race: Ranking the States on Clean Energy

John Rogers, senior energy analyst with the Climate and Energy Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, talks about some of the surprising findings in a new UCS report on state-level clean energy progress.

Duration: 00:25:49

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Duration: 00:19:27