Essential Pittsburgh
11:04 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Friday Rundown: The Next Generation of Wildlife, in the Face of Climate Change

A NASA satellite image of Hurricane Sandy as it rolled up the Eastern seaboard in 2012 and wreaked havoc on the Mid-Atlantic states.
Credit NASA / Fotopedia

These topics air Friday May 9, 2014 at noon and 8pm on 90.5 WESA. Join the conversation LIVE between noon & 1 pm weekdays at 412-246-2002.

Climate Change and the Commonwealth

A national climate change study warns of drastic climates in the future for the state of Pennsylvania. The commonwealth is among states in the Northeast expected to experience heat waves and extreme precipitation. We'll talk with John Radzilowicz, Director of Professional Development ASSET STEM education at CMU.

Climate Change's Impact on Wildlife

From tornadoes to floods, weather events are intensifying and wreaking havoc on the country. What toll have these events taken on wildlife? We’ll pose that question to Ed Perry, Pennsylvania outreach coordinator for the National Wildlife Federation. We’ll get his reaction to the National Wildlife Federation's new report entitled, Wildlife Legacy: Climate Change and the Next Generation of Wildlife.

The Devil's Arithmetic

Jane Yolen's best-selling young adult novel, The Devil's Arithmetic is a work of historic fiction about time travel and the Holocaust. It's been adapted for the stage by Lancaster resident Barry Kornhauser. The play premieres this weekend with Prime Stage Theater at the New Hazlett Theater on the North Side. Kornhauser and Director Lisa Ann Goldsmith talk about how this show is meant to help young people better understand what happened during the Holocaust. 

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