Degrees Of Difference
First Aired Thursday, October 24, 2013
Can Montanans who disagree about the climate sit down and have a discussion?
Can Montanans who disagree about the climate sit down and have a discussion? The phrase "Climate Change" is so polarizing that just uttering it can end a friendship. This program introduces us to three sets of friends across Montana who try to get past the controversy and have a productive conversation. (First Aired Thursday, October 24, 2013)
Financial advisor and rancher Curt Almy and high school science teacher Morgan Pett start out the show with a conversation at a diner in Miles City. Teachers Holly Fretwell and Kari Oelkers finish out the program with a kitchen-table discussion in Bozeman. Their conversations were analyzed by UM Communications professor Steve Schwarze and Climate Change Studies Program Coordinator Nicky Phear. Program host is John Twiggs.