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Withstanding This Week's Polar Vortex, The Coldest Temperatures In At Least 20 Years
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40 Years of Broadcasting The Weather
Guest:Tom Skilling, WGN-TV Chief MeteorologistDescription: From the outside looking in, living in the Midwest during the winter months can be brutal! Frigid temperatures that take your breath away and blizzards that stack snow feet high! But today’s guest knows a thing or two about Midwest winters...and that is just the tip of the iceberg. Tom Skilling has been the on-air meteorologist at WGN-TV in Chicago since 1978...for those counting, that is 40 years! In that span of time, it can feel like the media and television industry can change as much as the weather...We’ll talk about those changes and so much more with legendary broadcast meteorologist Tom Skilling.
Aired 2 months ago 48:51
Shades of Green
As Kermit the Frog once said — it’s not easy being green. Amid challenges like pollution, deforestation and climate change, engaging with environmental problems can feel like an overwhelming task. To mark Earth Day, we explore some of the ways, big and small, people are working to do just that. Also on this week’s show: How a recent landmark study uncovered a hidden – and huge – source of air pollution. We talk with Chicago weatherman Tom Skilling on his decision to speak openly about climate change on the air. A look back at Population Bomb, the doom-and-gloom book from 1968 that helped shape the debate on saving the planet. Environmental scientist Halina Brown says saving the earth means cutting down what we buy. We ask a range of people about what “being green” means to them.