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BPR Full Show 09/20: Is The World Ending?

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An iceberg floats in the Nuup Kangerlua Fjord near Nuuk in southwestern Greenland. Greenland's glaciers have been melting and retreating at an accelerated pace in recent years due to warmer temperatures.
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We opened the lines to ask you: do you feel the effects of climate change catching up to us in real time — not something that will happen centuries to come? Have you reached natural disaster fatigue?

Boston Globe Editor Brian McGrory joined us for his take on the accidental steakhouse stakeout — how a New York Times reporter overheard a conversation between White House lawyers.

Then, Robert Mueller’s ruthless pursuit of the truth. Is he going after Donald Trump as if he were like mob boss Don Corleone? National Security Expert Juliette Kayyem joined us for that and more.

If instead of working the room, you’d rather work from home, our guest Morra Aarons-Mele has a book for you: “Hiding in the Bathroom: An Introvert's Roadmap to Getting Out There (When You'd Rather Stay Home).” Aarons-Mele hosts the Forbes podcast “Hiding in the Bathroom,” and she runs the marketing agency Women Online.

Then we talk dark money with former secretary of education Paul Reville: a pro-charter school’s multi-million dollar investment in the Bay State’s  failed ballot question to expand charter schools has been slapped with the largest fine in state campaign history. It turns out the group was illegally hiding the identities of its donors, which includes two officials in the Baker administration. Reville is a professor at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education where he runs the Education Redesign lab.

This week hurricane season has been an unrelenting reminder of the consequences of climate change, and in a weird mashup — space and climate change converge by way of PresidentTrump’s pick to head NASA. Jim Bridenstine (a man who does not believe in climate climate change, at least on planet earth) wants to explore climate change on Mars. WGBH’s Science Editor Heather Goldstone joined us to discuss. She’s also the host of Living Lab, which you can catch on 89.7, Sundays at noon.

Following our chat with Morra Aarons-Mele, we opened up the lines to ask you: introverts, what is your strategy?  How do you manage in a world where extroverts seem to be the ruling class?

To hear the entire show, click on the audio player above.

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