Energy

Rebuilding America

August 8, 2011

America’s infrastructure deficit is in excess of $2.3 trillion dollars - and growing. But resistance to raising taxes is stronger than ever and federal funding is drying up. We discuss America’s failing infrastructure and the impact on our economy and our global competitiveness.

Environmental Outlook: America's Wilderness

June 7, 2011

Environmental Outlook: The debate over protecting and using millions of acres of wild lands in the United States.

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu

April 25, 2011

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu talks about rising gas prices, clean energy and climate change. The Nobel Prize-winning physicist defines the administration's energy strategy amid calls for deep cuts to his department's budget.

Nuclear Contamination in Japan

March 29, 2011

High levels of radioactivity in water in and around one of Japan's damaged reactors complicate ongoing clean-up efforts. Diane and a panel of experts provide an update on the nuclear contamination crisis and implications for the industry worldwide.

Japan's Nuclear Crisis and Its Impact on the Nuclear Industry

March 17, 2011

Japan's crisis prompts new questions about the safety of nuclear power. An update on efforts to contain the risks in Japan and how the disaster could affect the nuclear power industry worldwide.

The Economic Impact of Japan's Earthquake

March 16, 2011

As Japan struggles with a humanitarian crisis, damage from the earthquake also threatens its economy. Production of cars, computer chips and other goods has been disrupted. A discussion of the disaster's impact on the world's third...

Challenges for Japan

March 14, 2011

Japan's Prime Minister says his country is facing its most difficult challenge since World War II. Concerns are growing over a potential nuclear power crisis and the impact on an already struggling economy. Diane and her guests discuss...

Stacey Lannert : "Redemption"

Stacey Lannert : "Redemption"

March 8, 2011

Her father began sexually abusing her when she was eight. Ten years later, she killed him. The story of a woman's survival, and how she found freedom serving a life sentence in prison.

Environmental Outlook: Light Bulbs

March 1, 2011

The Clean Energy Act of 2007 requires general all-purpose bulbs to be about 25% more efficient than they are today. The myths and facts about what this will mean for consumers and the environment.

Drilling for Natural Gas: Rewards and Risks

March 1, 2011

More sophisticated drilling techniques are unlocking this country's enormous reserves of natural gas. But many say environmental concerns – including radioactive waste water – have yet to be fully addressed. Efforts to reduce the risks of extracting natural gas.

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