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Monday, March 19, 2007

This week at How about that weather?

In "Our Interdependent Weather Forecast," Laura Lee explores how weather shapes human history and how human behavior is shaping the weather — with fascinating tidbits about Napoleon, Hitler, Russian winters, and "Hotlanta." Lee is the author of Blame It on the Rain: How the Weather Has Changed History.

In the news, Don Skinner reports that northern Florida Unitarian Universalists have rallied to the defense of a city manager who was fired after acknowledging he was getting a sex change. And Sonja Cohen tracks an unusually rich week of Unitarian Universalists in the media, with the "Our Whole Lives" sexuality education curriculum on NPR, Rep. Pete Stark's humanism getting a trumpet blast from the "brights," and Pete Seeger talking about his spirituality with Beliefnet.

On a technical note, the magazine's RSS feeds decided to go on vacation last week — just like me! — but I hope we can get them up and running again soon.

Copyright © 2007 by Philocrites | Posted 19 March 2007 at 8:04 AM

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March 19, 2007 08:56 PM | Permalink for this comment

We fixed the RSS problem, by the way. You can keep up with's latest stories using a wide range of applications and websites.


March 19, 2007 09:05 PM | Permalink for this comment

Just curious about the reporting cycle - will PeaceBang's Nightline appearance from late Thursday be included in the next UU's in the media?


March 19, 2007 09:13 PM | Permalink for this comment

Like everyone else, I'm extremely eager to have a link to the Nightline video. Without that, unfortunately, there's nothing for the news blog to point to.

(The UUA's Public Information Office pays a news clipping service for physical copies of all print newsmedia about Unitarian Universalism, and also collects selected transcripts or videorecordings of broadcast media. UU World's news blog, on the other hand, is public, timely, and entirely link-based, so if something doesn't end up getting distribution on the Web, it doesn't get mentioned on the blog.)

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