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The Climate Emergency and the 2024 Election on Critical Issues, Alternative Views


Friday, March 15, 2024
11:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. EDT


Panel discussion to be recorded for broadcast and viewing at a later date – there is no real-time viewing option during the recording session.
Kalamazoo, MI
United States

Critical Issues, Alternative Views is a local television program that analyzes the most important social and political problems confronting the global community today from alternative, progressive perspectives that are not often presented in conventional media outlets. This award-winning show is recorded at the Kalamazoo Public Media Network (PMN) and features Western Michigan University professors Don Cooney (School of Social Work), Regena Nelson (Department of Teaching, Learning, and Educational Studies), and Ron Kramer (Department of Sociology) as regular panelists with occasional special guests who lend their expertise to the discussion.  

Guest Panelists:

  • Dr. Denise Keele, Executive Director of the Michigan Climate Action Network
  • Dr. John Clark (invited), Department of Political Science

The current Critical Issues, Alternative Views program is broadcast on Channel PMN One (Charter Spectrum Channel 187) on the following schedule:  Mon @ 6 PM; Tue @ 6 AM & 2 PM; Wed @ 6 PM; Thu @ 6 AM & 5 PM; Fri @ 6 PM; Sat @ 6 AM & 5 PM

A variety of previous programs are re-broadcast on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8 PM. AT&T Uverse subscribers should check the schedule on Channel 99. Critical Issues, Alternative Views can also be accessed directly on the Public Media Network website: https://www.publicmedianet.org/; and on YouTube.

This event is part of the WMU Climate Change Working Group's "Climate Emergency: Spring into Action 2024", a semester-long look at the climate crisis and what we can do to address it – learn more!


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