EcoSense explores the intersection of environmentalism and the social justice movement with representatives from the Partnership for Southern Equity and the NAACP. In Atlanta, the birthplace of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we meet members of the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance, a group that works hard to build and maintain a clean and healthy environment within its community.
Renee Shaw and Democratic primary candidates discuss issues in the 2nd Congressional District House Race. Scheduled guests: Hank Linderman, Brian Pedigo, Rane Sessions, and Grant Short.
A "solar sheep farm" in eastern North Carolina is boosting renewable energy and grass-fed lamb production. In Atlanta, Georgia, Interfaith Power & Light works with congregations that feel a moral obligation to clean up the planet. And we check out creative applications of solar, from solarized stadium car parks to community solar for all.
Comment on Kentucky
Journalists from around the state discuss the news of the week with host Bill Bryant, including a major shakeup in Kentucky's public education leadership and more fallout from the recently completed General Assembly. Scheduled guests: Jack Brammer, Lexington Herald-Leader; Ronnie Ellis, CNHI News Service; and Mandy McLaren, Louisville Courier Journal.
Connections with Renee Shaw
In part one of this episode, Renee speaks with Keith Inman from Charities and Dr. Jennifer Green, University of Louisville Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellow, about the Kosair Charities Face It Movement that provides resources for parents and caregivers to help them end child abuse. In part two, Dr. Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates, talks about legislation passed in the 2018 Kentucky General Assembly that benefits children and families.
Disastrous hurricanes. Widespread droughts and wildfires. Withering heat. Extreme rainfall. It is hard not to conclude that something’s up with the weather, and many scientists agree. It’s the result of the weather machine itself—our climate—changing, becoming hotter and more erratic. In this 2-hour documentary, NOVA will cut through the confusion around climate change.