3:35pm ET - On Sunday, The Florida Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that under Republican
Governor Rick Scott, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection barred
its employees from using the terms “climate change” and “global warming” in
reports, emails, and other official communications. Although the DEP denies
such a policy exists, former employees from various offices around the state
said it was communicated verbally after Scott took office and installed a new
director at the agency. Joining us today
to discuss how this is just the latest example of Conservatives new plan for
dealing with Climate Change by pretending it doesn’t exist is Zoe Carpenter, The Nation's assistant Washington editor who wrote all about GOP’s
climate strategy on theNation.com. You can also follow Zoe on twitter.
4:35pm ET - Workers’ comp was born in the early 1900s as a “grand bargain” forged by business management and the labor movement as the public became more aware of the horrendous conditions and workplace accidents that came with industrialization. However, according to a new investigation by ProPublica and NPR, over the past decade, state after state has been dismantling America’s workers’ comp system with disastrous consequences for many of the hundreds of thousands of hardworking Americans who suffer serious injuries as a result of their job each year. Furthermore, in some places the cutbacks have been so drastic that they practically guarantee injured workers will plunge into poverty. Joining us today to discuss this alarming trend is Michael Grabell, who covers economic and labor issues for ProPublica and co-authored the report with Howard Berkes, a correspondent for the NPR Investigations Unit. You can also follow Michael on twitter.
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