Join us for a conversation with Paul Huttner, chief meteorologist at Minnesota Public Radio. Paul will discuss the role of media in building broader public understanding and engagement with climate change, and share
his thoughts on important climate issues for Minnesota's future.
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About the Speaker
Paul Huttner began his career in operational forecasting at Chicago’s weather command in 1986. He delivered specialized forecasts to radio stations, energy companies, and city operations. He started his TV meteorology career at WCCO-TV in Minneapolis in 1988. In 2007, Huttner was tapped by MPR News as its first chief meteorologist. He launched daily weather chats on its 40+ station network. He also created the popular Updraft blog. Huttner focuses on the “whys” of weather and climate beyond the forecast. In 2013, Huttner
launched MPR News’ much-awarded, weekly radio show Climate Cast, which focuses on climate change news, science and solutions.
A graduate of Macalester College in St. Paul, Huttner holds a bachelor's degree in geography with an emphasis in meteorology. He is a member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and has been awarded the AMS
Television Seal of Approval.
About the STEP Seminar Series
The STEP Seminar Series is an interdisciplinary platform for scholars and practitioners to discuss research and policy issues in the broad domain of science, technology, and environmental policy. The seminar series provides an informal setting for feedback and engagement with ongoing research projects and policy debates.
We invite scholars from all disciplines and practitioners working in all action arenas with connections to the fields of scholarship that shape science, technology, and environmental policy. The seminar series takes
place throughout the academic year at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, typically over lunchtime on Mondays.
Interested speakers should email Olivia Schares for a list of available dates. View our Fall Seminar Calendar here.