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While scientists and climate advocates try to reverse global warming, others are preparing for a future where this is a reality. Experts are working to create crops and farm animals that are more resilient to increased temperatures. Another idea being re-considered is desalination, or turning ocean water into drinking water. We also look at why protesters are boycotting LA hotels with connections to Brunei. We meet Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner, and we look at the latest accusations against X-Men director Bryan Singer.

Banner Image: Creator of the show Matthew Weiner and his wife Linda Brettler pose at the premiere for the seventh season of the television series "Mad Men" in Los Angeles, California April 2, 2014. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Producers:
Andrew Walsh
Christian Bordal
Matt Holzman
Jolie Myers
Anna Scott

Preparing Animals for Climate Change 8 MIN, 16 SEC

The White House unveiled a report today that predicts a dire future if global warming continues. The report says Americans should prepare for scorching temperatures, major flooding, and more wildfires. While scientists and climate advocates try to reverse this trend, others are preparing for a future where this is a reality. Experts are working to create crops and farm animals that are more resilient to increased temperatures.

Guests:
Gale Strasburg, Michigan State University

Desalination to Fight Drought? 6 MIN, 56 SEC

According to the White House report released today on climate change, it’s going to be hotter and drier here in California. So, how are we going to get all the water we need? One idea now being re-considered is desalination - turning ocean water into drinking water.

Guests:
Kate Voss, University of California Center for Hydrologic Modeling

Brunei Brutality 7 MIN, 29 SEC

Protesters are boycotting the Beverly Hills Hotel, Hotel Bel-Air and others with connection to the sultan of Brunei. The tiny country is only about the size of Rhode Island, but its oil wealth makes it one of the world’s five richest countries. The country just introduced new laws that impose death by stoning for gay sex and adultery.

Guests:
John Sifton, Human Rights Watch (@johnsifton)

The Man Behind 'Mad Men' 15 MIN, 19 SEC

Mad Men’s Don Draper has become one of the most iconic figures on American television over the past seven years. The show is now in its final season. Madeleine sits down with show creator Matthew Weiner to discuss Don Draper, redemption and how it all will end.

Guests:
Matthew Weiner, TV writer, director and producer

A History of Abuse in Hollywood 7 MIN, 43 SEC

A couple of weeks ago, a man named Michael Egan claimed that X-Men director Bryan Singer and three other Hollywood power players drugged and raped him in the late 1990’s when Egan was still underage. And now there are new accusations. We talk with The Hollywood Reporter’s Kim Masters about the latest in the case, and she fills us in on some troubling background to the story.

Guests:
Kim Masters, host, 'The Business' (@kimmasters)

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