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A changing climate presents humanity with only one option: adapt. Join your host, Doug Parsons for America's leading podcast on climate change - America Adapts! Each episode, Doug sits down with scientists, activists, policymakers, and journalists to discuss the tough questions facing this country and the world as we confront humanity's greatest challenge. Question your assumptions, refresh your perspective, and become part of the climate movement that will determine our planet's future, rig ...
 
Politics. Policy. Progress. All under one big tent. Produced by The Center for American Progress Action Fund, The Tent is a weekly news and politics podcast hosted by Daniella Gibbs Léger and Ed Chung. Listen in on each Thursday for new episodes diving in to the world that progressives are focused on.
 
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Sermon Text: Genesis 21:1-21Companion Text: John 1:1-4, 9-131. The DELIVERY—“The LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did to Sarah as he had promised.” (Genesis 21:1)2. The DIVISION—“And the child grew and was weaned. And Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned. But Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she ha…
 
This week on The Tent, Daniella and Jesse explore infighting amongst congressional Republicans as Trump loyalists in Congress seek to oust Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) from her leadership position in the House G.O.P. Caucus for speaking out against the Big Lie. Our hosts also discuss the slowdown in demand for vaccinations and what that means for the pan…
 
Sermon Text: Genesis 20;Companion Text: John 15:1-81. The GREATNESS OF HIS GRACE—“But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night and said to him, ‘Behold, you are a dead man because of the woman whom you have taken, for she is a man's wife.’” (Genesis 20:3)2. The GREATNESS OF HIS THRONE—“’Now then, return the man's wife, for he is a prophet, so that…
 
Sermon Text: Genesis 20Companion Text: John 15:1-81. The GREATNESS OF HIS GRACE—“But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night and said to him, ‘Behold, you are a dead man because of the woman whom you have taken, for she is a man's wife.’” (Genesis 20:3)2. The GREATNESS OF HIS THRONE—“’Now then, return the man's wife, for he is a prophet, so that …
 
This week, President Joe Biden laid out an ambitious plan to invest in American infrastructure, workers, and families in his first joint address to Congress, continuing his effort to lift the United States out of the pandemic. On this episode of “The Tent,” former Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL), a distinguished fellow at CAP, joins Daniella and Jesse to re…
 
In episode 137 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts Dr. Victoria Herrmann, the Managing Director of the Arctic Institute and a National Geographic Explorer. We learn what is a Nat Geo Explorer; her travels with the America Eroding Edges project; the origins of Rising Tides, an organization that pairs climate experts with at risk communities and we…
 
Sermon Text: Genesis 19:15-301. The WARNING—“And as they brought them out, one said, ‘Escape for your life. Do not look back or stop anywhere in the valley. Escape to the hills, lest you be swept away.’” (Genesis 19:17)2. The WITNESS—“Do not look back or stop anywhere in the valley. Escape to the hills, lest you be swept away.” (Genesis 19:17(b))3.…
 
Sermon Text: Genesis 19:15-301. The WARNING—“And as they brought them out, one said, ‘Escape for your life. Do not look back or stop anywhere in the valley. Escape to the hills, lest you be swept away.’” (Genesis 19:17)2. The WITNESS—“Do not look back or stop anywhere in the valley. Escape to the hills, lest you be swept away.” (Genesis 19:17(b))3.…
 
As the government affairs coordinator at the National Audubon Society in Washington, DC. Tykee James has a special role—organizing bird walks with members of Congress and congressional staff! Birding has been important to him ever since he started as a teen in Philadelphia. Last year, after a racist incident against a Black birder in New York’s Cen…
 
This week on The Tent, Daniella and Jesse react to the conclusion of the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who murdered George Floyd last May. Brookings Institution fellow Rashawn Ray joins the pod to dig into what the jury’s guilty verdict means and where police reform in the United States goes from here. Our hosts also ref…
 
Daniella and Jesse dig into another whirlwind week, covering stories about police violence in Minnesota and Virginia, as well as the Biden administration’s announcement on the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Jesse is also joined by Dr. Peter Hotez of Baylor College of Medicine for a conversation on the state of vaccinations against COVI…
 
In episode 136 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts Dr. Jeanine Dudle and Dr. Sarah Strauss of Worcester Polytechnic Institute about launching a pioneering graduate program in community climate adaptation. The three discuss the challenges of starting a new program; how they developed the curricula; what type of students would excel in their progra…
 
We’ve got a short episode for you this week taking a look at the news surrounding Georgia’s recently passed restrictive voting and election laws. Jesse takes a look at how the Republicans in Congress have reacted to backlash from corporations, some of which have denounced the laws as anti-democratic, and how this effort to suppress voters stems fro…
 
In episode 135, California Adapts part 3, Doug Parsons and writer/producer Randy Olson talk about their overall impressions of climate adaptation in California. Each of the experts interviewed during the journey gave scores from 1 to 10 for their opinion of how well they think the state is addressing their element of climate adaptation. The scores …
 
Sermon Text: Genesis 18:1-15Companion Text: John 20:11-181. The MEETING—“He lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, three men were standing in front of him. When he saw them, he ran from the tent door to meet them and bowed himself to the earth...” (Genesis 18:2)2. The MEANING—“So Sarah laughed to herself, saying, ‘After I am worn out, and my lo…
 
Sermon Text: Genesis 18:1-15Companion Text: John 20:11-181. The MEETING—“He lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, three men were standing in front of him. When he saw them, he ran from the tent door to meet them and bowed himself to the earth...” (Genesis 18:2)2. The MEANING—“So Sarah laughed to herself, saying, ‘After I am worn out, and my lo…
 
In episode 134, a re-release, Doug Parsons’ journeys around California exploring the five most important elements of climate adaptation for the state — fire, drought, flood, temperature and sea level rise. For each one he goes into the field with an expert. He visits the burn area of the Thomas Fire of December 2017 with a fire captain, talks about…
 
In episode 133 of America Adapts, What is “climate adaptation” and how well is California doing with it? In this three part special, sponsored by the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Doug takes an in-depth look at the state of California, presenting it’s long history of environmental leadership, current work on adaptation throu…
 
Dr. Krista Hiser is teaches at Kapiʻolani Community College and is currently serving as the Director of the Center for Sustainability Across the Curriculum in Hawaii. Her research uses focus groups, interviews, and reflective writing to learn more about student and faculty perspectives on climate change and sustainability. To share the findings she…
 
Following the second consecutive week with a horrific mass shooting event, calls for legislation on gun violence prevention have grown once more in the United States. Chelsea Parsons, CAP’s Action’s vice president for gun violence prevention policy, joins Daniella and Jesse this week to talk about how the political landscape in Congress has changed…
 
Sermon Text: Genesis 16Companion Text: Galatians 4:21-271. The SLAVE—“Now Sarai, Abram's wife, had borne him no children. She had a female Egyptian servant whose name was Hagar.” (Genesis 16:1)2. The SORROW—“And he went in to Hagar, and she conceived. And when she saw that she had conceived, she looked with contempt on her mistress.” (Genesis 16:4)…
 
Sermon Text: Genesis 16Companion Text: Galatians 4:21-271. The SLAVE—“Now Sarai, Abram's wife, had borne him no children. She had a female Egyptian servant whose name was Hagar.” (Genesis 16:1)2. The SORROW—“And he went in to Hagar, and she conceived. And when she saw that she had conceived, she looked with contempt on her mistress.” (Genesis 16:4)…
 
With the passage of the American Rescue Plan, the Biden administration continues its effort to revitalize the U.S. economy after a year of the pandemic. Daniella connects with Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) on the significance of the bill and why it is crucial to demonstrate how government can have a meaningful impact on people’s lives. Plus, th…
 
In episode 132 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts Andrew Rumbach, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning at Texas A&M University and faculty fellow at the Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center. The two discuss the similarities (and differences) between the two fields. Andrew shares research, looking at historic resources…
 
Sermon Text: Genesis 15:1-18Companion Text: Matthew 6:25-331. The TENDERNESS—“After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision: ‘Fear not, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.’” (Genesis 15:1)2. The TROUBLE—“But Abram said, ‘O Lord GOD, what will you give me, for I continue childless, and the heir of my house i…
 
Sermon Text: Genesis 15:1-18Companion Text: Matthew 6:25-331. The TENDERNESS—“After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision: ‘Fear not, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.’” (Genesis 15:1)2. The TROUBLE—“But Abram said, ‘O Lord GOD, what will you give me, for I continue childless, and the heir of my house i…
 
Muriel Bowser (D), mayor of Washington, D.C., joins Daniella and Jesse on “The Tent” this week to discuss the effort to make the nation’s capital the 51st state in the union, reflect on the coronavirus pandemic and the challenging year for residents in the District, and her optimism for how the American Rescue Plan can help make a difference in get…
 
Sermon Text: Genesis 14:17-24 Companion Text: II Corinthians 8:1-91. The VALUES—“After his return from the defeat of Chedorlaomer and the kings who were with him, the king of Sodom went out to meet him at the Valley of Shaveh (that is, the King's Valley)”. (Genesis 14:17)2. The VISION—“And Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. (He w…
 
Sermon Text: Genesis 14:17-24Companion Text: II Corinthians 8:1-91. The VALUES—“After his return from the defeat of Chedorlaomer and the kings who were with him, the king of Sodom went out to meet him at the Valley of Shaveh (that is, the King's Valley)”. (Genesis 14:17)2. The VISION—“And Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. (He wa…
 
The effort to restore democracy in the United States took another step this week as the House of Representatives voted on the For the People Act, a bill with new protections for voting rights and restrictions on big money donors and other corruptive forces in American politics. LaShawn Warren, the executive vice president for government affairs at …
 
In episode 131 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts Sherri Goodman, a Senior Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center and the Senior Strategist at the Center for Climate and Security. We cover such topics as climate change being the ultimate national security threat multiplier. Also, we discuss some of the early climate work she did in Co…
 
Citizens Climate Education encourages bipartisan support for climate solutions. While people on the Left, Right, and in the Middle might disagree on many issues, Climate Change is one that can bring us together. But this is not always easy to do. It requires listening deeply to others who hold views on issues and policies that differ from my own. B…
 
After lingering in legislative limbo during the last Congress, the Democratic majority of the 117th Congress has reintroduced the Equality Act, a bill that will codify anti-discrimination protections for the LGBTQ community in the U.S. CAP Action’s Sharita Gruberg joins Daniella and Jesse on the pod this week to discuss the impact the bill could ha…
 
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