ON AIR STAR
00:00:00 | 3:02:50

SUPPORT KCRW!

close

FROM THIS EPISODE

With a new president and CEO, the Getty Trust has hired a new director for the Getty Museum. There's talk about new directions for the world's richest art institution, with an endowment of $5.1 billion. The Getty has lived down its scandal over buying stolen antiquities by restoring priceless objects to their countries of origin, and with tough new policies adopted by other museums nationwide. But both its new leaders are on record saying the restrictions are too tight. What are they saying now?  On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, global warming and the culture wars.

Producers:
Anna Scott
Karen Radziner
Christian Bordal

Main Topic The Heartland Institute, Global Warming and Public Schools 26 MIN, 46 SEC

The Heartland Institute, Global Warming and Public SchoolsDocuments leaked last week reveal efforts to cast doubt on climate change with a new curriculum for public schools.  Some call it similar to challenging Evolution by pushing Creationism. The Heartland Institute, a libertarian nonprofit group in Chicago, says at least one document supposedly "leaked" last week is a complete fake. But Heartland concedes that others accurately reveal the names of its funders. Is it really about science or public policy?

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

Main Topic More New Blood at the Getty 25 MIN, 22 SEC

potts.jpgAfter two years without senior leadership, the Getty Trust is now fully staffed at the top.  James Cuno has been President and CEO since last August, and Timothy Potts will become Director of the Getty Museum starting on September 1.  Filling that job was what Cuno called his “top priority” when he came on board. He said he wanted a museum director with "an appetite for risk."

Guests:
James Cuno, Getty Trust
Jason Felch, Los Angeles Times (@jasonfelch)
Lee Rosenbaum, 'CultureGrrl' blogger (@CultureGrrl)

Chasing Aphrodite

Jason Felch

Upcoming

View Schedule

New Episodes

Events

View All Events

iTUNES SPOTIFY
AMAZON RDIO
FACEBOOK EMAIL
TWITTER COPY LINK