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Seg. 1: How Climate Change Threatens National Security. Seg. 2: Inner Workings Of The Supreme Court.

Claire Verbeck
KCUR 89.3
Joan Biskupic has covered the Supreme Court for more than 25 years, and is currently working on a biography of Chief Justice John Roberts.

Segment 1: Why global warming may be our military’s biggest threat.

While climate change may harm food production and lead to more intense wildfires, it also poses a hazard to our military. How can our armed forces respond? Today, we asked former Secretary of State Colin Powell's chief of staff, who was director of the Marine Corps War College, to shed light on how our nation's military leadership is changing its approach to environmental issues.

  • Retired Army Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, College of William & Mary distinguished visiting professor of government and public policy

Lawrence Wilkerson will discuss the connections between climate change and national security at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, at the Miller Nichols Learning Center on the campus of UMKC, and at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, and 9 a.m. on Friday, April 6, at Johnson County Community College. For more information, visit UMKC.edu and JCCC.edu.

Segment 2, beginning at 22:38: How Pres. Trump could affect long-term change in the Supreme Court.

In 2017, Neil Gorsuch became the first Trump-appointed member of the U.S. Supreme Court, but are there more vacancies on the horizon? We spoke with the author of several Supreme Court justice biographies, and asked about the court’s inner-workings, some upcoming cases and how it might change in the coming years.

Joan Biskupic will discuss the Supreme Court in the age of Pres. Trump at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 5, at Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W. 47th St., Kansas City, Missouri 64112. To RSVP, visit TrumanLibraryInstitute.org.

When I host Up To Date each morning at 9, my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. Reach me at steve@kcur.org or on Twitter @stevekraske.