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

9/12/2017
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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

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 13: Living with Rising Seas: Stories from Chronically Flooded Communities

8/1/2017
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UCS scientist and climate advocate Nicole Hernandez Hammer and Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and UCS fellow Derrick Z. Jackson talk about what they are seeing on the ground in chronically flooded coastal communities.

Duration: 00:28:55


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 07: African Americans Against the Bomb: Connecting Nuclear Weapons and Racial Justice

5/9/2017
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Dr. Vincent Intondi, director of the Institute for Race, Justice, and Community Engagement at Montgomery College, talks about the forgotten history of African Americans against the nuclear bomb. In this interview he connects the fight against nuclear weapons with racial equality.

Duration: 00:28:32


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

4/25/2017
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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?

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