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News From DC, The Polaris Project, And Reel Grrrls

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The News Of Washington D.C.
We preview the week ahead in Washington, D.C., with Jill Jackson, Capitol Hill Producer for CBS News.

Capturing The Changing Siberian Arctic
Undergraduate students and researchers travel to the Siberian Arctic a few times a year to study how the climate affects the changing arctic landscape. The Polaris Project is a one-month extensive course with as much learning about climate change as there is teaching. Chris Linder is an award-winning science photojournalist. He travels with The Polaris Project to document the scientific field work. He explains how his work informs the public’s understanding of the science behind climate change and what the Project will be studying this July.

Reel Grrrls
Seattle’s film and media arts community is diverse and growing. A big part of it is the nonprofit educational organization Reel Grrrls. Founded in 2001 to help girls and young women learn filmmaking skills, Reel Grrrls is now focused on helping them tell their own stories in a variety of electronic media. Former art museum curator Robin Held is the Reel Grrrls executive director. What challenges does she face in helping empower girls?