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'Connect the Dots' Podcasts

Rob Verchick Interviews the Experts

In his "Connect the Dots" series of  podcasts, CPR President Rob Verchick interviews CPR Member Scholars and staff, as well as other experts on a variety of issue areas. His current series of interviews focuses on the impacts of climate change on a range of issues that might not be obvious, connecting the dots between climate and a host of other topics, including agriculture, workplace safety, community security and more. Click below to listen, download, or get more information on the topic of the show.

 

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Connect the Dots PodcastEpisode 6, September 2018: Fossil Fuels on Trial: Suing Oil Companies for Climate Change Disasters (Part 2)Marin County Board of Supervisors Member Kate Sears returns, joined by CPR's Tom McGarity to discuss litigation against greenhouse gas contributors. Listen.

This episode continues the discussion about city, county, and state climate justice cases against major oil companies. Center for Progressive Reform President Rob Verchick talks with Marin County (CA) Supervisor Kate Sears and CPR Board Member Tom McGarityGet links and more information on our show page.

Connect the Dots PodcastEpisode 5, September 2018: Fossil Fuels on Trial: Suing Oil Companies for Climate Change Disasters (Part 1): Marin County, California, Board of Supervisors Member Kate Sears about holding major greenhouse gas contributors accountable in the courts. Listen.

Center for Progressive Reform President Rob Verchick talks with Marin County (CA) Supervisor Kate Sears about California localities that are suing companies like Chevron, ExxonMobil, and others for hiding the dangers of and damages caused by climate change. This episode also includes short Interviews with participants in the Cultures and Disasters III Conference, held on June 28-29, 2018 in Erlangen-Nurenberg, Germany. Get links and more information on our show page.

Connect the Dots PodcastEpisode 4, August 2018: Keeping Workers Safe in the Era of Climate Change: CPR's Sid Shapiro and Katie Tracy discuss the challenges climate change poses for workers, now and in the future. Listen.

Center for Progressive Reform President Rob Verchick talks with CPR Vice President Sid Shapiro and Policy Analyst Katie Tracy about keeping works safe from heat stress and other hazards in the era of climate change. Their book chapter on climate impacts on workers appears in Research Handbook on Climate Disaster Law: Barriers and Opportunities (Lyster & Verchick, eds., 2018) Get links and more information on our show page.

Connect the Dots PodcastEpisode 3, July 2018: Preparing for Climate Change and Toxic Floods in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. CPR's David Flores discusses toxic flooding and its relationship to climate change. Listen. Center for Progressive Reform President Rob Verchick talks with Policy Analyst David Flores about the risks of toxic flooding from hurricanes, severe thunderstorms, and repeated heavy rain events like the ones the Chesapeake Bay watershed experienced during the spring and summer of 2018. This episode also includes a segment called "It’s about the Octopus," performed by David Ossman and Judith Walcutt of Other World Media, based on a December 2016 Miami Herald op-ed by Verchick and CPR Member Scholar Dan Farber. This episode was produced by CPR and the Center for Environmental Law at Loyola University New Orleans. Get links and more information on our show page.
Connect the Dots Podcast: Episode 2, June 2018: The Age of Climate Migration. CPR's Maxine Burkett on climate change and relocation/migration. Listen.

Center for Progressive Reform President Rob Verchick talks with Member Scholar Maxine Burkett and intersperses short interviews with participants at the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) Conference on Climate Change and Human Migration, held on November 27-28, 2017, in Busan, South Korea. Get links and more information on our show page.

Connect the Dots Podcast. Episode 1, May 2018: Drafting a Farm Bill for a Warming Planet: CPR's Laurie Ristino on climate change, food production, and the 2018 Farm Bill. Listen.

Center for Progressive Reform President Rob Verchick talks with Member Scholar Laurie Ristino of Vermont Law School about the connections between climate change, food security, and policymaking tools like the Farm Bill that could be better used to promote sustainable agricultural practices. Get links and more information on our show page.

 

 

 

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