CPR’s Connect the Dots

CPR’s Connect the Dots

CPR's "Connect the Dots" with Rob Verchick launches engaging, accessible discussions with top policy experts, helping listeners "connect the dots" between real issues in their lives and new developments in climate change, environmental protection, worker and consumer safety, and social equality.... Show More

Episodes

September 8, 2020 36 min
This season on Connect the Dots, we’re looking at people living in the cross hairs of climate change, those disproportionately carrying the burden of the world and suffering on a daily basis.    African Americans and people of color make up one of these communities. Packed into neighborhoods surrounded by smokestacks and highways that are unusually susceptible to floods, blocked from greenspaces and left without a voice, African ...
Read more
Share
Mark as Played
In this episode, host Rob Verchick talks with CPR Member Scholars Michael Duff and Thomas McGarity about worker safety in the era of the coronavirus – the gaps in law, regulation, and enforcement that leave workers exposed to the virus while permitting employers to escape accountability for putting workers and the public in danger. The conversation touches on the difficulty of creating foolproof physical transmission barriers, the ...
Read more
Share
Mark as Played
In this episode, host Rob Verchick talks with Dr. Andrew Duxbury about being a geriatric physician and medical school professor during the COVID-19 era. Dr. Duxbury teaches at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Share
Mark as Played
In this episode of Connect the Dots, host Rob Verchick talks with Center for Progressive Reform Board Member Sid Shapiro and Oxford University professor Liz Fisher about the role and importance of expertise in government agencies, rulemaking, and public policy development. This topic is of particular interest as there has been a campaign in the Trump administration and by others to ignore or eliminate that expertise in a range of d...
Read more
Share
Mark as Played
In this episode, host Rob Verchick talks with Center for Progressive Reform Member Scholars Melissa Powers (Lewis & Clark Law School) and Karen Sokol (Loyola University New Orleans College of Law) about the 9th Circuit's dismissal of the Juliana v. United States youth climate justice case, what it means -- and doesn't mean -- for other climate cases working their way through the courts, and more.
Share
Mark as Played
In this episode, host Rob Verchick talks with CPR Board Members Gilonne d'Origny and Laurie Ristino about the threats to farming as usual. They also taste-test an Impossible Burger. 
Share
Mark as Played
In this episode, host Rob Verchick talks with Center for Progressive Reform Member Scholar Noah Sachs. They discuss Sachs' new article (https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3463892) on the Paris Agreement and what's next for the world's climate change accord now that the United States has started officially withdrawing from the agreement.
Share
Mark as Played
In this episode of Connect the Dots, Center for Progressive Reform Member Scholars Alejandro Camacho and Robert Glicksman discuss the essential roles of government and regulation -- and how to improve both. It's based on their new book, Reorganizing Government: A Functional and Dimensional Framework (https://nyupress.org/9781479829675/reorganizing-government/) .
Share
Mark as Played
In this episode, host Rob Verchick talks climate change, energy, and coastal protections with former U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana. 
Share
Mark as Played
Leslie Fields, Director of Environmental Justice and Community Partnerships at the Sierra Club, and John Hughes, an attorney representing clients harmed by giant hog CAFOs in North Carolina, talk with host Rob Verchick about environmental and social justice, noxious odors, and dangerous pollution. This episode was taped live at the Center for Progressive Reform's Regulation as Social Justice (http://www.progressivereform.org/re...
Read more
Share
Mark as Played
Center for Progressive Reform Member Scholar and University of Minnesota law professor Alexandra Klass talks with host Rob Verchick to connect the dots among public lands, energy resources, and climate change. They discuss how land use makes powering our societies possible and the role of the federal government in developing renewable energy resources.
Share
Mark as Played
Sharan Burrow of the International Trade Union Confederation discusses the importance of community involvement in policymaking, the need for a just transition away from a reliance on fossil fuels, the role of corporate and federal transparency in encouraging the confidence of workers and unions, and the feasibility of the Green New Deal.
Share
Mark as Played
Shalini Vajjhala of re:focus partners talks about the meaning of resilience, considers the impacts of environmental disaster on city infrastructure, and explores how communities can take proactive approaches to achieving long-term change.
Share
Mark as Played
February 20, 2019 40 min
Rachel Rye Butler of Greenpeace USA discusses North America's "Pipeline Wars." Learn how grassroots protests against proposed oil and gas pipelines relate to indigenous rights, environmental protection, economic growth, and climate change.
Share
Mark as Played
Kate Sears, a member of Marin County's Board of Supervisors, returns, joined by CPR's Tom McGarity to discuss litigation against greenhouse gas contributors.
Share
Mark as Played
Kate Sears, a member of the Board of Supervisors for Marin County, California, discusses a lawsuit brought by the county against oil and gas companies for climate change impacts that threaten the region. Also, Rob Verchick talks briefly with experts at a conference in Germany on disaster management and human culture.
Share
Mark as Played
CPR's Sid Shapiro and Katie Tracy discuss the challenges climate change poses for workers, now and in the future.
Share
Mark as Played
CPR's David Flores discusses toxic flooding and its relationship to climate change. Also, David Ossman and Judith Walcutt deliver a stylized audio op-ed: The Octopus in the Parking Garage.
Share
Mark as Played
September 7, 2018 31 min
CPR's Maxine Burkett on climate change and relocation/migration. Also, Rob Verchick talks briefly with experts at a climate migration conference in South Korea. Listen or download for later.
Share
Mark as Played
Rob Verchick talks with CPR Member Scholar Laurie Ristino of Vermont Law School about the connections between climate change, food security, and policymaking tools like the Farm Bill that could be better used to promote sustainable agricultural practices.
Share
Mark as Played

Chat About CPR’s Connect the Dots

Popular Podcasts

The Breakfast Club
Crime Junkie
Crime Junkie
If you can never get enough true crime...
The Piketon Massacre
The Piketon Massacre
On the night of April 21, 2016 in rural Piketon, Ohio - eight members of the Rhoden family were viciously murdered execution style in their homes. Two years later in 2018, their neighbors, the Wagners, were arrested and charged with committing the largest massacre in Ohio’s history. Shocked by the arrests, this once close-knit and religious community remains divided and unable to cope. Was a respected and reputable Piketon family responsible for this unimaginable murder spree? Our team will examine the deep ties that connected both families. We’ll examine the evidence and possible motives for the crimes. For the first time we’ll speak with townspeople, psychological experts, respected investigators, friends and members of both families. Are the Wagners responsible for the murders, and if convicted, will they be executed? Or is it possible that there is still a murderer at large waiting to kill again?
    Music, radio and podcasts, all free. Listen online or download the iHeartRadio App.

    Connect

    © 2020 iHeartMedia, Inc.