Politics and Policy

Episode 162: Frances Beinecke

frances  A past president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, she has a chilling awareness of the harm that can be done by nincompoops in power, and yet she is surprisingly optimistic. We spoke at Planthouse Gallery about Rachel Carson, climate change, and the terrifying, if unlikely, prospect of being on a spaceship with Peter Theil. Plus music from Warren Malone, an amiable companion on any rocket ride.

  • Rachel-Carson PERSON: Rachel Carson
  • Svalbard.Islands.original.2864 PLACE: the Svalbard Archipelago
  • frances thing THING: a white pine
  • ballot box RANDY’S THING: fair elections

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