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Bob McDonald talks about Thriving in Third Millennium

Bob McDonald, host of CBC Radio
Bob McDonald, host of CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks, will speak at Thompson Rivers University's Grand Hall on Monday, Marc 4, at 7 p.m.
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Climate change, water supply, droughts on the prairies, floods on the coasts, energy shortages, growing population, clones and computer kids — the future can look scary sometimes.

Can we engineer our way through another thousand years of civilization?

The optimist Bob McDonald says yes, arguing Canada is in a position to lead the way.

With 30 years of science reporting to draw on, McDonald, host of CBC Radio’s Quirks and Quarks will be the next guest in the TRU President’s Lecture Series.

Thriving in the Third Millennium is the topic of a free public lecture on Monday, March 4, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Grand Hall at Thompson Rivers University.

In addition to hosting Quirks and Quarks, which has a nationwide audience of 500,000, McDonald is a reporter for CBC Television’s The National, as well as the Gemini-winning host and writer of the children’s series Head’s Up. McDonald has also hosted Greatest Canadian Invention and the seven-part series Water Under Fire.

 

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