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Mon, Feb 2, 2015 -- 10:00 AM
Mon, Feb 2, 2015 -- 10:00 AM Michael Shermer on How Science and Reason Shape Morality

The news is filled with stories about wars, terrorist kidnappings and hate crimes. But Michael Shermer, the founding publisher of Skeptic Magazine, argues that things are much better than they seem. In his new book "The Moral Arc," he claims that as science and technology progress, so too does our morality. Shermer's other books include "The Believing Brain" and "Why Darwin Matters."

Mon, Feb 2, 2015 -- 9:00 AM
Mon, Feb 2, 2015 -- 9:00 AM Report: Permanent Funding, Department Overhaul Key to Fixing State Parks

California's state park system is under "serious stress" according to a new report from the California Parks Forward Commission. The report includes recommendations to tackle the system's biggest challenges, including a severe maintenance backlog and a lack of permanent funding. We discuss the state of California's parks and what can be done to help them.

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