Progressive Spirit:Climate Change or How to Defeat Medusa: A Conversation with Kathleen Dean Moore 
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Progressive Spirit  Climate Change or How to Defeat Medusa: A Conversation with Kathleen Dean Moore  Moral Philosopher and Environmental-Thought Leader, Kathleen Dean Moore, tells the hard, urgent truth about the state of Earth and calls out for moral courage. 
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John Shuck  Weekly Program  For non-profit use only. 
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Dr. Kathleen Dean Moore talked with John Shuck about her 2016 book, "Great Tide Rising: Calling on Clarity and Moral Courage to Confront Climate Change." She discusses grandchildren, criminals in high places, religious hypocrisy, despair, hope, and moral integrity. Time is short. We have a mission. What is life for?

Kathleen Dean Moore is a writer, moral philosopher, and environmental thought-leader, devoted to an unrelenting defense of the future against those who would pillage and wreck the planet.

As a writer, Kathleen is best known for award-winning books of essays that celebrate and explore the meaning of the wet, wild world of rivers, islands, and tidal shores " Riverwalking, Holdfast, Pine Island Paradox, and Wild Comfort. But her growing alarm at the devastation of the natural world led her to focus her writing on the moral urgency of action against climate change and habitat destruction. Quitting her university position, Kathleen began to write in defense of the lovely, reeling world.

A moral philosopher, Kathleen holds a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado. For many years, she taught critical thinking and environmental ethics as Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Oregon State University. She has published philosophical books on forgiveness (Pardons: Justice, Mercy, and the Public Interest), Apache philosophy (How It Is: the Native American Philosophy of Viola Cordova), Rachel Carson (Rachel Carson: Legacy and Challenge), and critical thinking (Reasoning and Writing). While at OSU, she co-founded and for many years directed the Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word, where she now serves as Senior Fellow.

Two years ago, Moore left the University in order to write and speak full-time about the moral urgency of action to stop fossil fuels and the consequent global warming. She has addressed audiences ranging from activists to Nobel Conference scholars to Disneyworld executives and students all over the country " Alaska to Texas, New York to California " calling people to clarity and moral courage as they confront the forces that would wreck the world. Her new project, A Call to Life: Variations on a Theme of Extinction, is a collaboration with classical pianist Rachelle McCabe.

Kathleen is embedded in a family of environmentalists and biologists. Her parents were science educators who led nature walks in the beech-maple forests in Ohio. Her husband, Frank, a neurobiologist, is an expert on amphibian behavior. Her daughter, Erin, is an architecture professor at the University of Oregon, specializing in green construction. Her son, Jonathan, is a professor of coastal studies at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. Kathleen and her husband live in Corvallis, Oregon, and in the summers, in a cabin where two creeks and a bear trail meet a tidal cove in Alaskas maritime wilderness. 
Dr. Kathleen Dean Moore, Moral Philosopher 
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*NOTE: This program is newscast-compatible. There is a 60-second musical break after the one-minute billboard at the top of the program. There is also a 60-second mid-show break for local announcements.

:00 - :01. Billboard
In cue: (music) People say to me, I dont believe the facts of climate change
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:01 - :02. Music Break 1 Last Morning
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:02 " 26:00 Segment A
In cue: (music in) For the Pacifica Radio Network
Out cue: stay with us.(music out)

26:00 " 27:00 Music Break 2 My Own Two Hands
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27:00 " 54:00 Segment B
In cue: (music) Kathleen Dean Moore is speaking.
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Musical Works

The Last Morning Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show I Got Stoned And I Missed It - The Best From Shel Silverstein 1971-1979. Raven 2003 01:00

My Own Two Hands Jack Johnson Sing-a-Longs and Lullabies for the Film Curious George. Curious George St / Universal Distribution 2005 01:00 
Spirituality / Religion | Corporate Economy | Biodiversity / Extinction | Climate Change | Environmental Activism | Earth Sciences | Science in Society | Vegetarianism/Veganism | Fossil Fuel Industry  
Version 1: PS 136 Kathleen Dean Moore  
Total Length (HH:MM:SS)
54 Minutes Broadcast Ready 
Transcript, Announcer Script Location Recorded Release Date Language
View Script    10-01-2018  English 
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PS136Moore54MIN  192Kbps mp3 (61.8MB) Mono 


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