Producer's Note, Thursday, April 21st, 2016 | Minnesota Public Radio News

Producer's Note, Thursday, April 21st, 2016 Live

9 am Evangelicals and Climate Change

Surveys show evangelical Christians are less likely than most Americans to believe the science around climate change. But there is a growing movement among evangelicals to join the fight against climate change as a way of caring for God's creation. MPR News host Kerri Miller talks with climate scientist Katherine Hayhoe, who writes and speaks about the connectsions between faith and the climate.

Katherine Hayhoe is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science and director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University, part of the Department of Interior’s South-Central Climate Science Center. 

10 am Pulitzer Prize winners (two re-airs)

We'll re-air two shows with authors who just won Pulitzer Prizes: The Washington Post's Joby Warrick joined Kerri to talk about Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS, which won for general nonfiction, and a conversation with Viet Thau Nguyen, whose novel 'The Sympathizer,' won for fiction.

11 am Diverse Candidates

As the endorsement season nears its end for both parties in Minnesota's legislative races, DFL leaders are critiquing how well candidates of color have (or haven't) found success in gaining their party's endorsement at local, Senate District conventions. 

Jumping off Ricardo Lopez' recent article in the Strib titled "Candidates of color for Minn. Legislature struggle to break-in," Tom speaks with two DFL lawmakers about their efforts to recruit a more diverse roster of candidates, and whether the current endorsement system is a barrier to a Legislature that more looks like Minnesota. 

Guest 1:
Rep. Erin Murphy 
Deputy Minority Leader (DFL-St. Paul)

Guest 2:
Rep. Peggy Flanagan 
(DFL-St. Louis Park)


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