Shawn otto Shawn is the screenwriter and coproducer of the Oscar-nominated film House of Sand and Fog starring Ben Kingsley and Jennifer Connelly. He has also written for several of film and TV's top studios. A few years back he started Science Debate 08, an effort to get a real debate over science policy issues as part of the presidential debate process. I promise you that all of the presidential campaigns have been aware of this effort, and many have agreed, but never all the candidates in one election. So that's politicians running away from science. (We'll see about 2016.)
Recently Shawn took a break to manage his wife's campaign for State Auditor, which turned out to be a much more difficult and time consuming campaign than it should have been because some bone-head decided to run against her in the primaries. Not that running against someone in the primaries makes you a bone head. That's independent.
Anyway, along the way, Shawn wrote a literary suspense thriller type novel, "Sins of our Fathers," set in Minnesota, which I reviewed here. Excellent book.
So, this Sunday at 9:00 AM, I'll be interviewing Shawn about his new novel. We'll probably talk about some other things as well. TUNE IN.
It's hard to stage an actual science policy debate when only one side knows what it's trying to politicize.