Japan's prime minister urges Congress to support the TPP trade pact. Saudi Arabia's king redraws the line of succession. And the death count in Nepal's earthquake surpasses 6,000. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page 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
Most Recent Shows
Baltimore Police turn over Freddie Gray's death report to the Maryland state prosecutor but not to the public. The Supreme Court hears arguments on same-sex marriage and lethal injections. And Bernie Sanders says he'll run for president as a Democrat. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top national news stories.
Waste-to-energy incinerators burn garbage to generate electricity. Communities often oppose them because of pollution concerns. But some cities and counties are reconsidering them as a greener alternative to landfills. A look at the pros and cons of waste-to-energy facilities.
The Obama administration is pushing for fast track authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, an international trade deal. But many Democrats are opposed. We look at the debate over giving the president fast track authority.