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Coming up on Connections: Monday, March 1

Mar 1, 2021

First hour: Author Bruce Levine on the legacy of Thaddeus Stevens

Second hour: Special rebroadcast - How well do public schools teach climate change?

When it comes to racial justice in the United States, historian Bruce Levine argues that there is one historical figure that is often left out of the conversation. His new book aims to be the definitive biography of Congressman Thaddeus Stevens. Stevens is best known as a Radical Republican who thought Abraham Lincoln was moving too slowly on emancipation and civil rights. Levine joins us to set the record straight about a historical figure who he says has been long misunderstood. Our guest:

  • Bruce Levine, author of “Thaddeus Stevens: Civil War Revolutionary, Fighter for Racial Justice”

Then in our second hour, how well do public schools teach climate change? A book aims to educate the educators who are doing the work of teaching climate change to students in Kindergarten and beyond. The authors have some serious criticisms of what is, and is not, being taught in most schools. They also examine the inconsistencies and the cultural forces involved in teaching climate change. Our guests:

  • Joseph Henderson, lecturer in the environment and society department at Paul Smith’s College, and co-editor of "Teaching Climate Change in the United States"
  • Don Duggan-Haas, director of teacher programs at PRI's Museum of the Earth, and president of the NAGT
  • Celia Darling, senior at Webster Thomas High School, and director of finance for the New York Youth Climate Leaders
  • Anna Cerosaletti, sophomore at Penfield High School, and Rochester youth director for the New York Youth Climate Leaders