TTT1735 August 28 War on science
(Note: This is a rebroadcast of a program that first aired August 24.) In his powerfully written and award winning book, The War on Science: Who’s Waging It, Why it Matters and What We Can Do About It, Shawn Otto argues that a healthy appreciation of science is critical to the future of democracy — not to mention the health of the planet we humans depend on. Most of Otto’s fire is directed at right wingers who deny climate change and other inconvenient truths, but he also has a word of caution for people on the political and cultural left. Otto wants to bring science out of the labs and into the public square. Tune into the conversation and be enlightened and maybe even a bit challenged.