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News Roundup - Hour 1

News Roundup - Hour 1

June 18, 2010

The Friday News Roundup. BP will set aside twenty-billion dollars for victims of the Gulf disaster. Senate Democrats push for an extension of jobless benefits and questions of possible election fraud in a South Carolina senate race.

President Obama's Oval Office Address on BP Disaster and Energy Legislation

President Obama's Oval Office Address on BP Disaster and Energy Legislation

June 16, 2010

The president's oval office address on the BP oil disaster and plans to revive stalled energy legislation. Reaction to the speech and the latest on efforts to help the stricken Gulf Coast region.

Paying for the Nation's Worst Oil Spill

Paying for the Nation's Worst Oil Spill

June 7, 2010

Cleaning up the BP oil disaster. The White House sent BP a $69 million bill for initial expenses. Total costs could reach into the billions. Who will pay for the nation's worst oil spill?

Juliet B. Schor: "Plenitude"

Juliet B. Schor: "Plenitude"

June 3, 2010

The economic and sociological factors behind ecological decline and how by developing new sources of wealth, green technologies, and different lifestyles, individuals and the country as a whole can be better off and more economically...

Skin Cancer:  Causes, Prevention, Symptoms and Treatment

Skin Cancer: Causes, Prevention, Symptoms and Treatment

June 3, 2010

Skin cancer: how to protect yourself and detect its early signs.

Environmental Outlook: Bonobos on the Brink of Extinction

Environmental Outlook: Bonobos on the Brink of Extinction

June 1, 2010

Bonobos are a female-dominated and peaceful species of great apes. But they are on the brink of extinction in the wild. As part of our ongoing Environmental Outlook series, we examine lessons from bonobos and efforts to save them.

Update on Gulf Oil Spill

Update on Gulf Oil Spill

June 1, 2010

Public anger is mounting over the worst oil spill in U.S. history. A panel joins Diane for An update on BP’s latest, and riskiest, plan to contain the leak, and political and policy challenges facing the Obama Administration.

Peter Gleick:  "Bottled and Sold:  The Story Behind Our Obsession with Bottled Water" (Island Press)

Peter Gleick: "Bottled and Sold: The Story Behind Our Obsession with Bottled Water" (Island Press)

May 27, 2010

Water went from being a free natural resource to one of the most successful products of the last century. The story of why that happened and how the daily choices we make about water affect our future and that of others around the world.

Readers' Review:  "Little Bee" by Chris Cleave

Readers' Review: "Little Bee" by Chris Cleave

May 26, 2010

The May Readers’ Review: A discussion of “Little Bee” by Chris Cleave. It’s the story of a teenage Nigerian girl and an educated British couple whose tragic encounter on an African beach forever alters their lives.

The Long-term Environmental Consequences of the BP Oil Disaster

The Long-term Environmental Consequences of the BP Oil Disaster

May 25, 2010

Oil from the BP disaster has entered currents that will likely carry it out into the Atlantic Ocean and possibly up the East Coast. Scientists on the long-term environmental consequences of the disaster.

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