CityViews 3/8/12: Bill McKibben/”The Third Crossing”



Segment 1: Saving the Planet


Over 20 years ago, author and environmentalist Bill McKibben penned “The End of Nature,” the first mainstream writer to red flag climate change. He continues to push for reducing carbon emissions and moving beyond fossil fuels through the grassroots campaign and his latest book, “Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet.” He joins us Thursday to talk about the climate crisis and activism.



  • Bill McKibben


McKibben will deliver the lecture, “Eaarth: Making Life on a Tough New Planet” as part of the 7th annual J. Bonner Ritchie Dialogue on Peace and Justice at Utah Valley University, sponsored by the Peace and Justice Studies program. The lecture will be Thursday, March 8 at 2:30 p.m. at Utah Valley University, Ragan Theater.  More information at




Segment 2: “The Third Crossing”


Playwright Debora Threedy tackles race and politics head-on in her new play “The Third Crossing.” Threedy joins us Thursday to talk about interracial relationships in America and the legacy of the Thomas Jefferson/Sally Hemings affair.



  • Debora Threedy, playwright
  • Jerry Rapier, Plan-B Theatre Company


The world premiere of “The Third Crossing” by Plan-B Theatre Company  opens Thursday, March 8 at the Studio Theatre at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 S., Salt Lake City.