Coronavirus: Coming Fast for Rural America

Coronavirus: Coming Fast for Rural America

As cities across the United States were shutting down in response to COVID-19, rural communities often saw these measures as being overblown. In California especially, the rural/coastal divide on containment measures was a microcosm for the rest of the nation–it could also serve as a lesson for how to grapple with this issue nationwide. But […]

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Climate Forum Day 2 Highlights

Climate Forum Day 2 Highlights

Why This Matters:  The entire 12-hour marathon of Climate Forum coverage by MSNBC set a high watermark (bad pun) for other news organizations covering climate change.  They also devoted two hours in prime time to climate change, as well as stationing correspondents to report in live from remote locations from Greenland to Guatemala.  Moderators Ali Velshi and Chris Hayes did both deep dives into the substance of candidate plans and also got the candidates to open up personally about what drives their interest in and passion for this issue.  MSNBC also sweat the details on the production of the Forum – with a visually beautiful set and fantastic live connections to students stationed at the University of Southern California, the University of New Hampshire, and Iowa State University in order to have student voices from coast to coast.  We hope other news organizations will at least meet this standard from now on.

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Climate Forum Countdown – Two Days Until Candidates Take Student Questions

This week young people are raising their voices – holding a press conference on Capitol Hill today and organizing a nationwide “Climate Strike” on Friday — in an effort to get all our attention on the topic of climate change. Just yesterday, The Washington Post published the results of a new Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll […]

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Countdown to #ClimateForum2020 – One Key Topic Will Be Job Creation

As we look ahead to the Climate Forum we are co-hosting next week with New York Magazine, Georgetown University’s Institute of Politics and Public Service, and MSNBC, we want to highlight key issues and topics we think will be discussed with each of the candidates. One of the major issues surrounding taking on the climate crisis […]

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Climate Forum Next Week Will Highlight Importance of Storm Preparedness

Climate Forum Next Week Will Highlight Importance of Storm Preparedness

We started the official countdown to the #ClimateForum2020 yesterday morning – we are now less than 10 days away — with a visit to MSNBC’s Morning Joe to talk about why accurate weather forecasts are more important than ever given the increasing intensity of storms like Hurricane Dorian. One of the Forum’s moderators, MSNBC’s Ali […]

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We are only THREE DAYS AWAY from #ClimateForum2020

Our partners, Ali Velshi and Chris Hayes of MSNBC will be posing questions for about 30 minutes to each of the Presidential candidates who are attending.  What should they ask?  We want to know what you think!  If you have a question you think they should ask, send it to us at climateforum@ourdailyplanet.com.  Please share […]

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