Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations
UPR doesn’t happen without YOU! Help us reach our goal today as we spring to the finish line. GIVE NOW

Undisciplined: The Climate Reporter

WildEarth Guardians, creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/

This week on Undisciplined, we’re going to talk about climate solutions. And here’s the curveball: while you might think that politically conservative states are an unlikely place to find a science-backed roadmap for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, that might not be the case.   

Judy Fahys has reported on the environment, politics and business for the Salt Lake Tribune and NPR Utah and she is a former science journalism fellow at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology. In 2019, she joined the staff at Inside Climate News, a Pulitzer prize-winning non-profit and non-partisan news organization dedicated to covering climate change, energy and the environment.

Matthew LaPlante has reported on ritual infanticide in Northern Africa, insurgent warfare in the Middle East, the legacy of genocide in Southeast Asia, and gang violence in Central America. But a few years back, something donned on him: Maybe the news doesn't have to be brutally depressing all the time. Today, he balances his continuing work on more heartbreaking subjects by writing books about the intersection of science, human health and society, including Inheritance with geneticist Sharon Moalem and the Nautilus Award-winning Longevity Plan with cardiologist John Day. His forthcoming book, Superlative, will look at what scientists are learning by studying organisms that have evolved in record-setting ways.