We speak to Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) as he prepares to leave office after four years at the helm.
Natural history offers a window into the planet’s past, and a hint about what’s yet to come as the climate changes. Kirk Johnson is a paleobotanist and director of the National Museum of Natural History. His own research explores an age when forests, not ice, capped the Earth’s poles. He joins us to share what natural history can teach us about the future and what’s going on at one of the world’s most-visited museums.
- Kirk Johnson Sant Director, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
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