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landscapes that are very flammable right I mean many of us learning this week that wildfires are not uncommon in Hawaii. So where does the greatest risk come from and Yeah these are naturally drier sides of the island and the land has changed quite a bit in some places because it was converted into fields like for sugarcane and pineapples. I talked to Clay trainer Nick who’s an ecosystem specialist at the University of Hawaii Manoa, and he says, you know, as agriculture has shrunk those former fields have an overrun by invasive grasses. When I’m talking grasslands. I’m not talking about kind of like me Hi Prairie this is like waste to overhead tropical grasses which going to obtain an amazing amounts of biomass and so when they burned they burn really explosively, that’s a big risk especially as climate change makes it hotter and drier so if Y is going to reduce that risk dealing with those fuels is going to be key Lauren summer from NPR’s I’m at desk reporting from Mali Lauren, thank you, yeah, thanks, Florida is the first state to approve videos made by prager you kids for use in public schools. The content is geared toward conservative values. It includes videos animated and a way that is appealing to kids. As Carrie Sheridan from member station and WSF reports, teachers can now use it as they see fit. Prager. U is not an accredited university. It presents itself as educational, but it’s primarily an online media organization. Prager, you kids produces these catchy short videos. Here’s an intro to one of them. Fregger, you kids is dedicated to teaching what most schools aren’t our American values, history and blessings. In another video slavery has portrayed as just something normal for its time. It even shows a recreation of Frederick Douglas, who escaped slavery and became an abolitionist in the 18 100. There was no real movement anywhere in the world to abolish slavery before the American founding, slavery was part of life all over the world. It was America that began the conversation that ended, but the video ignores that. Denmark, Britain and France had already outlawed the trading of slaves, while slavery continued here. According to Vice News, two of the main funders of Prager, you are fracking industry billionaires Dan and Ferris Wilks, and prager. You kids has a video questioning the origin of climate change. In this one, a narrator sets up a conversation between a girl and her parents, but when her anxiety gets high and she tells them that fossil fuels will soon lead to a climate disaster, they challenge her with some thought-provoking questions. They encourage her to consider how the planet has been warming and cooling since prehistoric times, long before car urban emissions were a factor. Can she explain that this? Science of greenhouse gas emissions doesn’t come up in this video. Jessica Wright, Vice President of the Florida Freedom to read project, says the videos have elements that are accurate, but sometimes they mix in opinions and skip over important facts. I think that a lot of educators who have a traditional education background or they’ve been in the profession for a long time they’re going to be able to recognize in those materials that Praker used, representing what we would refer to as a logical fallacy, meaning the material that you’re reading or listening to might sound like it makes sense, but if you were educated on that topic, you would know that they came to a conclusion that’s not based on fact. Wright says Florida’s endorsement of prager, you kids means this content could easily make its way into classrooms, because it’s free, easily accessible and teachers don’t have to ask permission. But in the state of Florida where proud to stand for education, not indoctrination in our schools, that’s Governor running Desantis, his Department of education, gave the green light for prager. You kids. In July the same month, its founder Conservative radio host Dennis Prager, said the us we bring doctrines to children. That’s a very fair statement, I said. But what is the bad of our indoctrination? A spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Education said in an email that they’ve reviewed prager Eukits and determined the material Alliance to Florida’s revised civics and government standards. She described prager, you kids as quote no different than many other resources. Some parents, like Michelle Posey, a Conservative who is running for the State House, say prager, you videos are just a counter force to what she calls a liberal agenda in schools. I used them as a tool. In home schooling, my children, I have a right as the parent to drive of that education the way I see fit. It should line up with what I believe. No Florida school District has yet announced plans to use Prager you kids’ video. But they can’t stop teachers from showing. Them either. I do not want my kids exposed to those