Alaska Shattered Record In 2017 For Hottest December Ever As Arctic Sea Ice Hits Record Low, Global Activism: 'Adriana's Angels' Author Revisits Colombian Roots, And World History Moment: The Exile Of Leon Trotsky
On today's show:
- Dr. Joseph Romm, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and former assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Energy, discusses why Alaska had its hottest December on record.
- Ruth Goring shares how a family trip to Colombia — the first since childhood — inspired her new children’s book, which tells the story of a little girl whose family flees Colombia as refugees.
- Historian John Schmidt tells the story of Leon Trotsky, who was Vladimir Lenin's natural successor but was outmaneuvered by Joseph Stalin.