Biden’s multi-agency climate change threat assessment, The legacy of urban segregation

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A boat travels on the Milwaukee River on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. Angela Major/WPR

We discuss the Biden administration’s collaborative goals for crafting climate change policy with a professor from Tulane University. Then a law professor explains how we can still see and feel the effects of segregation in urban settings.

Featured in this Show

  • Government agencies assess the greatest risks posed by climate change

    An expert explains how President Biden ordered every government agency to list the greatest climate-driven threats the U.S. will face in the coming years, in order to craft climate-focused policy.

  • How the history of urban segregation still shapes our cities

    Decades of racist policies and myths about the urban “ghetto” created a vast opportunity gap between Black and white residents in America’s largest cities. We talk with an author about her new book exploring how urban areas were segregated, and how that’s still impacting people today.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Jesse Keenan Guest
  • Sheryll Cashin Guest

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