Climate Cast Live in the MPR Forum
St. Paul, MN 55101(651) 290-1200
This event has moved to the Forum at MPR
Join MPR’s Chief Meteorologist Paul Huttner and his expert guests for an evening of discovery about the state of our planet and the climate heroes who are working to help save it.
Executive Director of the U.S. Water Alliance Radhika Fox
Jessica Hellman from the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment
U of M Extension Climatologist Mark Seeley
Your questions for Paul and his guests.
Special Guest: Channy from Poliça
Channy Leaneagh is the lead vocalist and co-songwriter of electro-pop group POLIÇA, who originally emerged from Minneapolis in 2011 when Channy and producer Ryan Olson began collaborating on a batch of synthesizer and percussion-heavy arrangements. The resulting debut, 2012’s Give You The Ghost, immediately garnered international acclaim, with Rolling Stone hailing it as “the sound of heartbreak and celebration happening simultaneously” and Q praising it as “a bewitching, urgent, magical debut.” The quick success of Give You The Ghost brought with it a heavy touring schedule and an itch to keep creating. Three albums, a live band, and several international tours later, POLIÇA have graced the stages of massive festivals around the world, from Coachella to Glastonbury, and performed on renowned television shows such as Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and Later With Jools Holland. Their most recent project, Music For The Long Emergency, is a collaboration with European chamber ensemble s t a r g a z e. In addition to singing and writing with POLIÇA, Channy’s vocals and melodies have also been featured on several electronic albums from breakout artists and DJs such as Boys Noize, Sasha, Lane 8, and Leftfield, as well as with her Americana-leaning project Roma di Luna.
Also featured throughout the evening will be young activist members of IMatter – who are lobbying their communities to take climate action.