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Coming up on Connections: Thursday, March 26

Mar 26, 2020

Credit https://www.pas.rochester.edu/people/faculty/frank_adam/index.html

First hour: Astrophysicist Adam Frank on how the pandemic is a fire drill for climate change (*This hour is preempted by a press conference with Governor Cuomo and will be rescheduled.)

Second hour: Is it possible to live a life without single-use plastics?

(*This hour is preempted by a press conference with Governor Cuomo and will be rescheduled.) Astrophysicist Adam Frank says this pandemic is a fire drill for climate change. Writing for NBC, Frank says we're re-learning just how fragile life is. We have not conquered risk and uncertainty, much to our horror. But we are also learning how quickly we can mobilize to confront an emergency. We discuss the painful lessons that can shape how our civilization deals with threats going forward. Our guest:

  • Adam Frank, astrophysicist at the University of Rochester

A year ago, Marielle Jensen Battaglia gave up plastic for Lent. She decided that she wanted to live differently. She wanted to find ways to eliminate plastic use -- and it turns out, there's plastic just about everywhere. Her story received some of the most feedback from any show in 2019, so we've invited her back to discuss whether she's been able to sustain a mostly-plastic-free lifestyle. Our guest:

  • Marielle Jensen Battaglia, local resident