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Climate Change: Faith and Fact (Episode #336H)

KQED World: Sat, Sep 13, 2014 -- 7:30 AM

Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist who's also an evangelical Christian, but in the face of those who use religion to deny the worldwide crisis of climate change, she believes that her faith is compatible with science.
"The New Testament talks about how faith is the evidence of things not seen," she tells Bill Moyers. "By definition, science is the evidence of things that are seen, that can be observed, that are quantifiable. And so that's why I see faith and science as two sides of the same coin."
The daughter of missionaries, Hayhoe believes she, too, has a mission: "Caring about climate is entirely consistent with who we are as Christians. But over the last several decades we have increasingly begun to confound our politics with our faith. To the point where instead of our faith dictating our attitudes on political and social issues, we are instead allowing our political party to dictate our attitude on issues that are clearly consistent with who we are. Climate change is a casualty of much larger societal issues. If we can get past the issue of rhetoric and politics, and actually start talking about what's in our hearts, I have seen amazing things happen in terms of moving forward to look at solutions that are consistent with the values that we have."
Katharine Hayhoe teaches at Texas Tech University and is director of its Climate Science Center. She is the founder and CEO of ATMOS Research, a scientific research and consulting firm and co-author of A Climate for Change: Global Warming Facts for Faith-Based Decisions. A rising star of climate science, Hayhoe was named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in 2014 and featured in the Emmy Award-winning Showtime documentary series Years of Living Dangerously.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 14, 2014 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Sep 14, 2014 -- 4:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 14, 2014 -- 11:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 14, 2014 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Sep 13, 2014 -- 4:00 PM
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Elizabeth Warren, Fighting Back against the Wall Street Giants (Episode #335H)

KQED World: Sat, Sep 6, 2014 -- 7:30 AM

In Oklahoma, Elizabeth Warren and her brothers grew up in "an America that invested in kids like us and helped build a future where we could flourish." But she writes in her book, A Fighting Chance, "Today the game is rigged - rigged to work for those who have money and power. The optimism that defines us as a people has been beaten and bruised. It doesn't have to be this way."
Now the senior US senator from Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren speaks with Bill Moyers on this week's edition. The former Harvard Law School professor is an expert on how Wall Street and the banking industry are destroying the middle class and has put that knowledge to powerful use on Capitol Hill. Senator Warren has rapidly become the most authoritative and articulate voice of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party. Many are urging her to run for president.
"This is a fight over economics, a fight over privilege, a fight over power," she told the Netroots Nation conference in July. "But deep down it is a fight over values. Conservatives and their powerful friends will continue to be guided by their internal motto, 'I've got mine. The rest of you are on your own.' Well, we're guided by principle, and it's a pretty simple idea. We all do better when we work together and invest in building a future."
Senator Elizabeth Warren has authored or co-authored ten books and is credited with envisioning and developing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), which came into being with the passage of the Dodd-Frank banking reform bill. She was chair of the TARP Congressional Oversight Panel during the recent financial meltdown and senior advisor to the National Bankruptcy Review Commission.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 7, 2014 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Sep 7, 2014 -- 4:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 7, 2014 -- 11:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 7, 2014 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Sep 6, 2014 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 6, 2014 -- 12:00 PM
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