Featured image: How people view climate change depends intimately on its portrayal in the media. How can it be covered well? (Courtesy Reuters and Oxford)
This week we host Margaret Koval, former broadcast news producer and current Princeton Communications Director of Special Projects. Initially a staffer on Capitol Hill with an academic interest in Soviet affairs, Margaret transitioned to broadcast news, cutting tape herself and traveling widely. Eventually she sought longer-form stories, producing documentary films on the World Wars, ancient Rome and more. Here at Princeton, she leads the She Roars podcast, interviewing women alumni from Nobel laureates to community activists, and is planning to start a solution-oriented podcast on climate change.
Before the interview, listen for a Wayfinding book giveaway: Thanks to those that called in and offered their methods of navigation! We heard about getting around with landmarks, compasses, white canes, light pollution, and by memory association.
In other news:
- Sea sponges might be a convenient natural collector of environmental DNA, which helps scientists assess which species exist in a given ocean environment.
- State parks are a hugely appreciated tourist resource, but they may be strapped for resources as climate change increases the length of summertime and local governments let their budgets stagnate.
The playlist can be found at WPRB.com or below.