Energy

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.

Jonathan Franklin: "33 Men"

February 24, 2011

The dramatic plight and rescue of thirty-three entombed Chilean miners captured the world's attention last October. Journalist, Jonathan Franklin, interviewed the men and tells their story: how they survived trapped deep underground, the rescue operation that brought them to the surface, and the haunting aftermath of their captivity.

Oil Prices Amidst Turmoil in the Arab World

February 24, 2011

Turmoil and uncertainty in North Africa and the Middle East are leading to increased volatility in oil markets: What price spikes could mean for U.S. consumers and the global economy.

Escalating Unrest in Libya

February 22, 2011

The 41-year rule of Libyan leader Muammar el-Quaddafi appears to be unraveling despite a brutal crackdown on protesters. Warplanes, helicopters and troops fired on crowds of demonstrators yesterday. Libyan diplomats around the globe...

Environmental Outlook: Oil Subsidies and the Future of U.S. Energy Policy

February 1, 2011

A look at the big business of oil subsidies and the future of U.S. energy policies.

President Obama's Second State of the Union Address

President Obama's Second State of the Union Address

January 26, 2011

Analysis of President Obama's State of the Union Address.

Environmental Outlook: The BP Oil Spill

January 4, 2011

The Obama administration is suing BP for clean-up costs and penalties. As part of our Environmental Outlook Series, Diane and guests explore the case against BP and provide an update on restoration efforts and the future of deep water drilling in the Gulf.

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