Secretary of the Interior

July 3, 2003

Gale Norton, Secretary, Department of the Interior and others discuss the Bush administration's strategies for protecting and preserving this countries natural resources

Iraqi Oil Industry

May 12, 2003

Oil revenues will likely become a source of desperately needed capital for post-war Iraq, but the job of getting production facilities up, running, and ready for business is extremely complex. A panel joins Diane to talk about some of the...

Iraqi Oil

November 21, 2002

Oil reserves in Iraq are thought to be among the largest in the world. A panel discusses who might control these reserves in the future and potential implications for world markets.

Jeremy Rifkin: "The Hydrogen Economy" (Tarcher Putnam)

September 24, 2002

Fossil fuels will run out one day -- and that day may not be all that far off. Jeremy Rifkin, president of the Foundation on Economic Trends talks about what many see as the future -- the hydrogen energy web. He's author of the new book...


April 17, 2002

The Senate may vote this week on a fiercely contested amendment to the energy bill which would open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil exploration. Diane and her guests talk about what's at stake both environmentally and...

Fuel Economy Standards

March 7, 2002

Diane talks with her guests about the environmental, safety, energy security, and labor issues revolving around a controversial proposal to require American vehicles to average 35 miles per gallon by 2013.

Peter Matthiessen: "The Birds of Heaven" (North Point Press)

February 19, 2002

Novelist and environmental activist Peter Matthiessen talks about his lifelong fascination with cranes, birds which can fly at heights of up to 20,000 feet. He'll talk about his travels to observe them in their habitat and to collect facts...

Wind Power

November 29, 2001

Diane and her guests talk about high-tech turbines, other technological advances, and other factors behind the growing popularity of wind power.

Alan Rabinowitz: "Beyond the Last Village" (Island Press)

November 26, 2001

Alan Rabinowitz of the Bronx Zoo's Wildlife Conservation Society talks about his explorations in northern Myanmar, which took him to remote areas rarely seen by outsiders.

The War on Terrorism and U.S. Energy Policy

October 17, 2001

A panel talks about how the war against terrorism could affect U.S. imports of oil from OPEC nations which account for almost half of our imported oil and how domestic energy policy and the economy might be affected.

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