Environment

Copenhagen Wrap-up

December 21, 2009

What emerged from the Copenhagen climate talks: A look at promises made and the next steps leading nations must take to achieve them as the summit concludes.

News Roundup - Hour 2

December 18, 2009

In Copenhagen the U.S. agrees to help developing nations fight climate change. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff visits the front lines in Afghanistan. And Iran test-fires a missile capable of hitting Israel and Europe. A panel of...

American Indian Lawsuit Settlement

December 10, 2009

The Obama administration reaches a tentative deal to pay $3.4 billion to settle claims that the government mismanaged American Indian trust funds. Details of the proposed agreement and what it could mean for tribal members, their land and...

EPA, Greenhouse Gases and the Copenhagen Climate Summit

December 8, 2009

The Environmental Protection Agency officially declares greenhouse gases a threat to public health and welfare. How the decision could affect the U.S. economy and the Obama administration's position at the Copenhagen climate summit.

Wendell Berry: A Conversation

November 30, 2009

Poet, author, essayist and farmer. Wendell Berry, known as the grandfather of the slow food movement, discusses food for the body and poetry for the soul.

President Obama in China

November 17, 2009

Trade, climate change, human rights, nuclear weapons and U.S. debt: President Obama meets with the leader of the world's fastest growing economy, China, seeking common ground on critical issues. The Diane Rehm Show, Tuesday.

Henry N. Pollack: "A World Without Ice" (Avery)

October 20, 2009

A geophysicist explains why all the earth's glaciers will likely be gone by 2031, and how to best prepare for the possibility of a world without ice.

Michael J. Sandel: "Justice" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

October 7, 2009

A Harvard political philosopher applies concepts of virtue and the common good to broad economic and civic concerns.

[Michael Sandel answered some listener questions we couldn't get to on the...

William Kamkwamba & Bryan Mealer: "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind" (William Morrow) (Rebroadcast)

October 4, 2009

William Kamkwamba describes dreaming of bringing light to his village in Africa and how he taught himself physics and used spare parts to build a windmill that produced electricity.

William Kamkwamba & Bryan Mealer: "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind" (William Morrow)

October 1, 2009

William Kamkwamba describes dreaming of bringing light to his village in Africa and how he taught himself physics and used spare parts to build a windmill that produced electricity.

[William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer answered some of...

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