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Program focuses on impact of climate change on Puerto Rico


On Thursday, March 18 at 7 p.m., former Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz of San Juan, Puerto Rico, will join Bennington College faculty member Judith Enck and WAMC’s Joe Donahue to discuss “Climate Change and Communities: Impacts in Puerto Rico and Beyond.”

This event is free, open to the public, and will take place virtually via Zoom. Register at by March 17 to join the event.

The CAPA Interview Series, which began in February and focuses on social justice, features interviews followed by Q&A with the Bennington community. The conversations are broadcast later on WAMC to its regional audience.

Enck, former EPA regional administrator, faculty member at Bennington College, and Beyond Plastics president, will be participating in the forthcoming discussion with Cruz. Enck is also a panelist for WAMC’s Roundtable on Fridays.

“Carmen Yulín Cruz is an inspiring and dynamic political leader who stood up for the people of Puerto Rico when they needed her most,” Enck said. “She was a remarkable leader through Hurricane Maria and knows first hand the damage caused by climate change which resulted in many people leaving Puerto Rico.

“She was so effective that the former president referred to her as a ‘nasty woman’— which she is […]

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