Leadership in Times of Rolling Blackouts & a Look at Prince Hall

The crisis in Texas involving an overwhelmed power grid and millions being left in the cold presented a challenge and an opportunity for the state’s leadership, so James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the approach that has been taken and what is need for our society to better handle matters like these (01:23). The guys also take a look at Prince Hall, founder of Prince Hall Freemasonry and a fascinating but an underappreciated figure from the time of our nation’s founding (42:54).

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The crisis in Texas involving an overwhelmed power grid and millions being left in the cold presented a challenge and an opportunity for the state’s leadership, so James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the approach that has been taken and what is need for our society to better handle matters like these (01:23).  The guys also take a look at Prince Hall, founder of Prince Hall Freemasonry and a fascinating but an underappreciated figure from the time of our nation’s founding (42:54).

LINKS:
Texas Blackout: How the Electrical Grid Failed (Bloomberg)

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott falsely wind turbines, Green New Deal for power grid outages (WaPo)

How Texas’ Drive for Energy Independence Set It Up for Disaster (NY Times)

Why some Texans are facing catastrophic electric bills after a winter storm (Vox)

Texas Power Outage Underscores Looming Climate Tests (Scientific American)

Millions of Texans wake up without safe drinking water after winter storm (NBC News)

Texas Is a Mess (Atlantic)

A Forgotten Black Founding Father (Atlantic)

Prince Hall Freemasonry: A Resource Guide (Library of Congress)