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Documents leaked last weak reveal an effort to cast doubt on climate change with a new curriculum for public schools. Some call it similar to challenging Evolution by pushing Creationism. Is it really about science or public policy? Also, Iran cuts off Oil Exports to Britain and France, as UN nuclear inspectors return to Tehran. On Reporter's Notebook, what does "austerity" really mean in Greece?

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Producers:
Christian Bordal
Sonya Geis
Karen Radziner

Reporter's Notebook What Does 'Austerity' Really Mean for Greeks? 6 MIN, 24 SEC

Half of all Greeks under 25 are unemployed. There are regulator riots on the streets of Athens, and the suicide rate has increased by 40 percent.  What's likely to happen after the next Eurozone bailout? Russell Shorter is director of the John Adams Institute in Amsterdam and a contributor to the New York Times Sunday Magazine.

Guests:
Russell Shorto, John Adams Institute (@RussellShorto)

Making News Iran Cuts off Oil Exports to Britain and France 7 MIN, 36 SEC

As UN nuclear inspectors arrive for another visit, Iran says it's ordered a halt to oil exports to Britain and France. Steve Erlanger is Paris Bureau Chief for the New York Times.

Guests:
Steven Erlanger, New York Times (@StevenErlanger)

Main Topic Global Warming and the Culture Wars 37 MIN

Leaked documents show that the nonprofit Heartland Institute is trying to shake the confidence of public school teachers in human-caused climate change. Its proposed K-12 curriculum says there is "scientific controversy," when a broad consensus of scientists says the case is all too clear. It's evidence of how so-called "merchants of doubt" are challenging efforts to limit the burning of fossil fuels and emissions of greenhouse gases. How does the effort to contradict climate science compare to the push to teach Creationism as the "other side" of Evolution?

Guests:
Darren Samuelsohn, Politico.com (@dsamuelsohn)
Mark McCaffrey, National Center for Science Education (@ncse)
Myron Ebell, Competitive Enterprise Institute
Anthony Leiserowitz, Yale University (@ecotone2)

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