Date: April 28, 2021
Time: 9-9:30am CT
Climate Generation donors are invited to our Voices to Power VIP Social featuring Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson in conversation with Minnesota Public Radio’s Paul Huttner. Ask your questions and tune into an intimate discussion on climate solutions.
Chief Meteorologist at Minnesota Public Radio
Paul is a veteran broadcast meteorologist. He’s broadcast on TV and radio stations for over 30 years. In 2007 Paul was tapped by Minnesota Public Radio as their 1st ever Chief Meteorologist. He launched daily weather chats on MPR’s 40+ station network. He also created the popular Updraft blog. At MPR, Paul focuses on the “whys’ of weather and climate beyond the forecast.
In 2013 Paul launched MPR’s Climate Cast. Climate Cast is a weekly radio show that focuses on climate change news, science and solutions. Climate Cast won 1st place in the 2014 Page One Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists. It also won a 1st place Sevareid Award in 2019 for a special 1-hour Climate Cast show called; Earth Rx: Climate Solutions for a Changing Planet. That show was also broadcast in Chicago, Washington D.C., and many other markets.
Ayana Elizabeth Johnson
Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson is a marine biologist, policy expert, writer, and Brooklyn native. She is founder of Urban Ocean Lab, a think tank for coastal cities, and is co-creator and co-host of the Spotify/Gimlet podcast How to Save a Planet. With Dr. Katharine Wilkinson, she co-edited the anthology All We Can Save, and co-founded The All We Can Save Project. Recently, she co-authored the Blue New Deal, a roadmap for including the ocean in climate policy. Previously, she was executive director of the Waitt Institute, developed policy at the EPA and NOAA, served as a leader of the March for Science, and taught as an adjunct professor at New York University. Dr. Johnson earned a BA from Harvard University in environmental science and public policy, and a Ph.D. from Scripps Institution of Oceanography in marine biology. She publishes widely, including in The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and Time, and she blogs on Scientific American. She was named one of Elle’s 27 Women Leading on Climate. Outside Magazine called her “the most influential marine biologist of our time.” Her mission is to build community around solutions to our climate crisis. Find her @ayanaeliza.