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Coming up on Connections: Monday, September 14th


First hour: Making climate an issue in local elections

Second hour: Monthly Science Roundtable

Is climate change a local issue when it comes to elections? Typically, we talk about climate change policy on the national level. But a growing list of local communities are adopting policies in regards to climate change. This week, Rochester's People's Climate Coalition is sponsoring a candidate forum with a focus on building a "sustainable economy." What exactly does that mean? Our guests:

Sue Hughes-Smith, Rochester People's Climate Coalition
Larry Burnette, League of Women Voters
Seth O'Bryan, the Harley School
Denise Young, representing the Labor Council

In our Monthly Science Roundtable, we examine the state of science funding in the United States. NPR reports that labs across the country are grappling with a boom-and-bust cycle, and scientists can wait years for grants to be approved. So is the process working? We'll talk to some very experienced local leaders about this issue, and about the kinds of work that are, indeed, getting funded. Our guests:

Rob Clark, Senior VP for Research; Dean of the Hajim School of Engineering & Applied Sciences at the University of Rochester
Gloria Culver: Dean of the School of Arts & Science
Steve Dewhurst: Vice Dean for Research at UR School of Medicine and Dentistry; Chair of Microbiology & Immunology