Global Warming http://publicradiotulsa.org en At TU's Paul Buck Lecture: "Climate, CO2, and Plant Biology: Exploring the Links to Public Health" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tus-paul-buck-lecture-climate-co2-and-plant-biology-exploring-links-public-health <p>Today we welcome Dr. Lewis H. Ziska to StudioTulsa. He's a research plant physiologist who works for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agriculture Research Service, where he specializes in crop systems and global change. Dr. Ziska has devoted much of his career to researching how climate change and rising levels of carbon dioxide affect plants and aerobiology as well as the roles they play in agriculture and public health. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:41:04 +0000 Rich Fisher 57605 at http://publicradiotulsa.org At TU's Paul Buck Lecture: "Climate, CO2, and Plant Biology: Exploring the Links to Public Health" "American Exodus: Climate Change and the Coming Flight for Survival" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/american-exodus-climate-change-and-coming-flight-survival <p>On this edition of ST, we speak by phone with Giles Slade, a Canadian environmentalist and journalist whose books include " Made to Break: Technology and Obsolescence in America" and "The Big Disconnect: The Story of Technology and Loneliness." Slade's newest book, just out from New Society Publishers, is "American Exodus: Climate Change and the Coming Flight for Survival." As we read of this book at <a href="http://www.newsociety.com/Books/A/American-Exodus">the New Society website</a>: "Some scientists predict the sea will rise 1.5 meters before 2100, but rapidly melting polar ice caps co Mon, 16 Dec 2013 22:21:51 +0000 Person: Rich Fisher 51300 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "American Exodus: Climate Change and the Coming Flight for Survival" Political Scientist Theda Skocpol Names the Problem: Political Extremism http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/political-scientist-theda-skocpol-names-problem-political-extremism <p>On this edition of StudioTulsa, we speak with political scientist and sociologist Theda Skocpol, whose recent work has focused on how political policy is made, and more often these days, how it gets derailed. Skocpol is the Victor Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology at Harvard University, and the author of numerous books on how political policy has been shaped and changed throughout history. Wed, 07 Aug 2013 20:39:01 +0000 Rich Fisher 44147 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Political Scientist Theda Skocpol Names the Problem: Political Extremism NEPI Announces a New Plan: "Building America's Energy Future: A Portfolio of Promising Policies" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/nepi-announces-new-plan-building-americas-energy-future-portfolio-promising-policies <p>Our guest on ST is Tony Knowles, the president of the National Energy Policy Institute (or NEPI) and former governor of Alaska. Based here at the University of Tulsa, and created in 2008 with a donation from the George Kaiser Family Foundation (which also donates funds to Public Radio Tulsa), NEPI is a think-tank aiming to provide policymakers with better research and scholarship with which to design and implement energy policy. Thu, 25 Apr 2013 21:55:35 +0000 Rich Fisher 37987 at http://publicradiotulsa.org NEPI Announces a New Plan: "Building America's Energy Future: A Portfolio of Promising Policies" Dr. Laurence Smith (of the UCLA Geography Department) on "The World in 2050" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/dr-laurence-smith-ucla-geography-department-world-2050 <p>On today&#39;s show, we speak with Dr. Laurence Smith, a professor of geography at UCLA, about his much-discussed book, &quot;The World in 2050: Four Forces Shaping Civilization&#39;s Northern Future,&quot; which first appeared in 2010 (and which The Wall Street Journal called &quot;lively and impressive...[and] among the first in what promises to be an important publishing category, the explication of how the human landscape will be altered by artificially triggered climate change&quot;). Dr. Wed, 28 Mar 2012 23:27:18 +0000 Rich Fisher 15761 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Dr. Laurence Smith (of the UCLA Geography Department) on "The World in 2050"