Paris Climate Talks Preview; Sandtown-Winchester's Churches; Holiday Chic | WYPR

Paris Climate Talks Preview; Sandtown-Winchester's Churches; Holiday Chic

Environmentalist Bill McKibben

First, a look at the upcoming United Nations-sponsored Conference on Climate Change. Parties hope to leave Paris next month with a new agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Senior producer Rob Sivak talks with Bill McKibben, a leading environmental activist and author of The End Of Nature, about what’s at stake for the U.S and the more than 160 other countries attending.

Then, more than 30 neighborhood churches have been working to shape the future of Sandtown-Winchester, especially in the wake of the Freddie Gray unrest in April 2015. In a conversation we first aired last summer, Tom Hall speaks with pastors of two of those churches: Amelia Harris of Newborn Community of Faith Church, and Lewis Wilson of New Song Community Church.

Plus, the seasonal holidays will soon be upon us, and for many folks that means a chance to dress up for the festivities.  Sloane Brown, the Society and Style reporter for the Baltimore Sun, offers her thoughts on the sometimes daunting challenge of looking your best during the holidays.