Rising Up With Sonali

March for Science: Academics and Researchers Speak Out

On today’s show we’ll spend the entire hour reporting from the March for Science in Los Angeles. As tens of thousands of people demonstrated all over the country on Earth Day demanding that Donald Trump take science and research seriously, we’ll bring you the voices of scientists, non-scientists, children, parents, and activists who are worried about climate change, pollution, clean water, vaccinations, and more. We’ll begin with those who fear that government funding for science research is under threat and what it could mean for the US. Then, how women in science, and particularly women of color in science face multiple challenges at the intersections of gender, race, and academia. Then, a look at children, youth, and families as we speak with kids as young as 6 and their parents, as well as college students. And finally, indigenous activist Courage joins us to discuss why Native Americans are demanding science be taken seriously, what the future of the Dakota Access Pipeline is, and why cities are divesting from banks that are funding the pipeline.

Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.

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