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Michael Mann: How Climate Change Worsened the Impact of Hurricane Harvey and Other Storms
Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State, and the director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center (ESSC). He joins us to talk about what he called, "The role of climate change in the unprecedented disaster that is unfolding in Houston with Hurricane Harvey." He recently wrote that, "There are certain climate change-related factors that we can, with great confidence, say worsened the flooding." The deadly impacts of climate change are now all around us.
Jerry Lembcke: Why Ken Burns' New Vietnam War Series Teaches a Flawed, Misleading Lesson
A new documentary series is airing on PBS, "The Vietnam War," by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. CNN wrote, "PBS has again provided Burns with a huge canvas, and he has responded by painting a masterpiece, one that distinguishes public television at a moment when it yet again finds itself under siege and facing an existential challenge." Jerry Lembcke disagrees. "The new film distorts what scholars, veterans and antiwar activists alike know about the war and its aftermath," he wrote on Alternet.
Jerry Lembcke is Associate Professor Emeritus at College of the Holy Cross. He is the author of The Spitting Image: Myth, Memory, and the Legacy of Vietnam and Hanoi Jane: War, Sex, and Fantasies of Betrayal.
Walking to Buchenwald
The play is called a comedy with shattering consequences. It is a deceptively sweet story in which a soon-to-be-married couple, Schiller and Arjay, take Schiller's parents on their first trip to Europe, in a rapidly changing world.
Walking to Buchenwald's stunning conclusion delivers a powerful challenge -- How are we, all of us living in the US in 2017, not going to be like the Germans in 1933?