This Week on The Austin Chronicle Show: Climate Emergency, and a Calamitous Conclusion to Star Wars

Texas Impact talks COP 25, plus our review of The Rise of Skywalker

The build toward Trump's impeachment has so dominated the collective American consciousness this December that something of international urgency – the climate crisis, and the United Nations Climate Change Conference, held in Madrid Dec. 2-3 – received negligible attention from the national press.

Not so here at the Chronicle: We've been lucky to partner with local interfaith advocacy nonprofit Texas Impact, which sent a team to cover the conference (aka COP 25) and sent back to the Chron daily video dispatches. This week on our show on KOOP Community Radio, I spoke with Texas Impact Executive Director Bee Moorhead and filmmakers Robert Moorhead and Eric Graham about their experience at COP 25, the rising sense of urgency regarding climate change, and what regular people can do to effect positive change.

Find Texas Impact's video dispatches – including explainer videos, "Fossil of the Day" awards, speeches from Greta Thunberg, Nancy Pelosi, and more – on the Chronicle's dedicated COP 25 page.

In the second half of the program, Screens editor Richard Whittaker and I have a rending conversation about a topic close to both our hearts – Star Wars – and the terrific disappointment that is trilogy capper Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. (Read Richard's two-star review.)

Host: Kim Jones. Guest: Bee Moorhead, Robert Moorhead, Eric Graham, and Richard Whittaker. Engineer: Evan Hearn. Theme music: Kevin Curtin and Jonas Wilson.

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