World leaders react to a historic shift in U.S. policy toward Cuba. Pakistan buries victims of a school massacre by the Taliban. And U.S. officials say North Korea is behind the hacking of Sony Pictures. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
Guest Host: Susan Page
Americans began to get serious about recycling in the late eighties. Today, some localities recycle as much as 50% of their residential waste. Some thinkers in environmental policy believe recycling has achieved its potential, and further development of such programs is unlikely to provide real benefits without becoming prohibitively expensive. A panel talks about the achievements of recycling and what lies ahead for environmentally-minded U.S. communities.
- Annette Mills recycling coordinator for the City of Falls Church, Virginia
- Neil Seldman president of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance
- Dr. Winston Porter president of the Waste Policy Center and former EPA employee
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