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.
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After 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."
Documents 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?
Darren Samuelsohn, Politico (@dsamuelsohn)
Mark McCaffrey, National Center for Science Education (@ncse)
Myron Ebell, Competitive Enterprise Institute
Anthony Leiserowitz, Yale University (@ecotone2)