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Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Aug 15, 2018
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Extreme weather is sweeping across the country. The wildfires in California are the most recent examples. The state is in the middle of a record-breaking fire season with three-active blazes. 

Along with fires, we are seeing extreme climate in the form of hurricanes and increased temperature. These are symptoms of climate change. 

Today on All Sides, we discuss what extreme weather means for the midwest and the rest of the country. 

Guests:

The History, Culture and Identity of the Midwest

Aug 18, 2017
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Today at 10am 

The Midwest used to be considered the moral heartland of the United States. Over the years it lost this title and became known as "flyover country." The coastal denizens came to denigrate the values and steadiness of the region and that has influenced the work of historians since the 1920.

We hear from Jon Lauck, author of From Warm Center to Ragged Edge: The Erosion of Midwestern Literary and Historical Regionalism, 1920-1965.

The History, Culture and Identity of the Midwest

Jul 10, 2017
tpsDave / Pixabay

The Midwest used to be considered the moral heartland of the United States. Over the years it lost this title and became known as "flyover country." The coastal denizens came to denigrate the values and steadiness of the region and that has influenced the work of historians since the 1920.

 

We hear from Jon Lauck, author of From Warm Center to Ragged Edge: The Erosion of Midwestern Literary and Historical Regionalism, 1920-1965.

 

Exploring the Nature of the Midwest

Apr 13, 2016
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The spring season means birds will migrate up north and birding will become easier as the weather slowly starts to warms. Still, while spring is officially here, it doesn't exactly feel like it and the unusual weather has had an impact on birding and other wildlife patterns. 

Exploring the Nature of the Midwest

Oct 22, 2015
MIKE'S BIRDS / Flickr

The Midwest may not be known for its remarkable natural wonders, but with a keen eye, there is a vast wild world to discover.  This hour, we explore the plants, animals, and insects in our own backyards.

Exploring the Nature of the Midwest

Oct 16, 2015
White-throated sparrow
MIKE'S BIRDS / Flickr

The Midwest may not be known for its remarkable natural wonders, but with a keen eye, there is a vast wild world to discover.  This hour, we explore the plants, animals, and insects in our own backyards.

Exploring the Nature of the Midwest

Apr 15, 2015
Mike's Birds / Flickr

The Midwest may not be known for its remarkable natural wonders, but with a keen eye, there is a vast wild world to discover.  This hour we explore the plants, animals, and insects in our own backyards.

11:00 Terrorism isn't always a threat from abroad. The possibilities of "homegrown terrorism," even right here in the Midwest will be discussed, with author Andrew Welsh-Huggins. 11:40 One of the oldest bike tours in the nation began right here in Ohio. We'll hear about the Tour of the Scioto River Valley - a bike tour that has inspired generations of cyclists. Guests: