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Scientist talks about future hope for climate change

By Hayley Jacobson Climate change is real and affects us all, but we still have time to reverse it, a noted climate scientist said Wednesday night. “Global warming is one symptom… global weirding is more accurate” said Katharine Hayhoe, a … Continue reading

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What is one solution to climate change? Talk about it

By Ta’Leah Van Sistine When it comes to climate change, an atmospheric scientist said many people do not think it will affect them personally. “We often don’t think the impacts matter to us,” Katharine Hayhoe, the atmospheric scientist, said. However, … Continue reading

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Fixing climate change means learning to talk about it

By Anna Sveiven Uncommon snow fall and icy conditions on an April day set the scene for a speech about global warming from an atmospheric scientist. “Climate change effects where we live,” said Katharine Hayhoe, a political science professor at … Continue reading

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Rick Steves, A European Take on America’s War on Marijuana

By being informal and animated, Steves was able to easily relate to the crowd With many European countries legalizing marijuana, Rick Steves, travel writer, says the U.S. should follow suit. “I’m not trying to promote drug use,” Steves said. “I’m trying … Continue reading

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Travel writer advocates drug law reform at 75th Forum Series

By Hannah Pitzl The criminalization of marijuana in the United States creates more harm than good, and the drug itself isn’t the issue, travel-writer Rick Steves said during a speech advocating the reform of the nation’s marijuana laws. “I’m not in … Continue reading

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Rick Steves discusses marijuana legalization at 75th Forum series

By Nicole Bellford   Prominent travel writer Rick Steves said it is time America followed suit with European marijuana policies, thus taking a pragmatic harm-reduction approach rather than one of moralized incarceration. “It’s not a matter of being soft or … Continue reading

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Political activist gives plan to fix Congress

By Erica Jones With its focus on fundraising, Congress has corrupted the system the framers of the Constitution originally intended, according to a one-time presidential candidate and current Harvard professor. “Democrats and Republicans alike are increasingly distracted by this fight … Continue reading

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Political activist addresses a corrupt Congress

By Taylor Pomasl Congress is corrupt and hindering our representative government, a Harvard law professor and one-time presidential candidate said at a University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire forum Wednesday night. “The reality is that today in America we have … Continue reading

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Lessig calls attention to a broken Congress

By Hillary Smith A broken and corrupt U.S. Congress threatens America’s representative democracy, said a Harvard Law Professor in his Wednesday speech at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s 74th annual Forum. “At the core of our democracy, there is a … Continue reading

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