Daily Archives: February 20, 2018

Attempts to rein in climate change education draw backlash

PBSNewsHour
Published on Feb 20, 2018

Teaching climate change in schools is a hot-button issue in a number of states, including Idaho and New Mexico, where lawmakers have tried to weaken or dismantle science standards crafted by educators and scientists. Amid a climate-change skeptical Trump administration, legislators cite a concern about one-sided arguments. Special correspondent Lisa Stark of Education Week reports.

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Russia’s ‘troll factory’ impersonates Americans to sow political chaos. How can the U.S. fight it?


PBS NewsHour
Published on Feb 20, 2018

Russia’s attempts to interfere in American elections and political discourse did not end with the 2016 race. What do we know about Moscow’s meddling and what can we expect in the near future? Judy Woodruff learns more from Nina Jankowicz, a Russian disinformation analyst, about how it works, what we should be worried about and what average Americans can do in response.

Robert Reich: Morality & the Common Good Must Be at Center of Fighting T rump’s Economic Agenda


Democracy Now!
Published on Feb 20, 2018

https://democracynow.org – As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump made a promise to the American people: There would be no cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. Well, the promise has not been kept. Under his new budget, President Trump proposes a massive increase in Pentagon spending while cutting funding for Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. Trump’s budget would also slash or completely eliminate core anti-poverty programs that form the heart of the U.S. social safety net, from childhood nutrition to care for the elderly and job training. This comes after President Trump and Republican lawmakers pushed through a $1.5 trillion tax cut that overwhelmingly favors the richest Americans, including President Trump and his own family. We speak to Robert Reich, who served as labor secretary under President Bill Clinton. He is now a professor at the University of California, Berkeley. His most recent book, out today, is titled “The Common Good.”

William S. Coffin -Insights From Religion in the Quest for Peace – 1984


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Published on May 23, 2012

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Boston’s Night To Combat Climate Change – George M. Woodwell


WorthyCausesInc
Published on Nov 18, 2009

Part 1 of George M. Woodwell, Scientist at the Woods Hole Research Center in Woods Hole MA share his thoughts at Boston’s Night To Combat Climate Change, Nov. 1, 2009 Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLG9o-…

Boston’s Night To Combat Climate Change – George M. Woodwell (Part 2)


WorthyCausesInc
Published on Nov 18, 2009

Part 2 of George M. Woodwell, Scientist at the Woods Hole Research Center in Woods Hole MA share his thoughts at Boston’s Night To Combat Climate Change, Nov. 1, 2009

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