Mar 20, 2017
In an Earth Day 2017 special episode of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with Valorie Aquino, Co-Director on the Organizing Committee for the March for Science; Dr. Nancy Knowlton, organizer of the April 21-23rd Earth Optimism Summit; and Dr. Randy Olson, scientist-turned-filmmaker.
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Valorie Aquino, Co-Director of the March for Science
In the second segment of the Earth Day themed episode, I talk with Dr. Nancy Knowlton, principal organizer of the Earth Optimism Summit, an April 21-23rd gathering of conservationists that will celebrate success stories in the environmental movement.
FINAL ANALYSIS WITH RANDY OLSON
In the final segment, scientist-turned-filmmaker (and previous podcast guest) Randy Olson comes on to discuss the two events. DRAWING ON THE FOUR ORGANS THEORY PRESENTED IN HIS FIRST BOOK (Don’t Be Such a Scientist) HE contrasts the two approaches taken in developing the events, with the long planned summit complimenting the organic nature of the March. Randy also USES HIS SECOND BOOK (Houston, We Have a Narrative) TO discuss how the spontaneous, grass roots March has no driving narrative of what it’s trying to do, and why that actually bodes well for the long term success of the March. Randy digs into the leadership vacuum in the science universe and how the March might play a role in providing a new narrative for scientists.
Don't Be Such a Scientist:
Houston, We have a Narrative:
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