Environment

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...

Frans de Waal: "The Age of Empathy" (Harmony Books)

September 22, 2009

Greed is out, empathy is in, says an internationally renowned zoologist. His studies of primates are changing the scientific community's understanding of human nature and offer lessons for a kinder society.

[Frans de Waal answered...

Preparing for Copenhagen

September 17, 2009

World leaders struggle to bridge key differences ahead of December’s U.N. climate change summit in Copenhagen. Diane and her guests discuss the prospects for an international treaty to curb greenhouse gases.

Jane Goodall: "Hope for Animals and Their World" (Grand Central)

September 9, 2009

Renowned primatologist Jane Goodall tells stories of animals and plants brought back from the brink of extinction, and why she believes there's hope for saving even more.

News Roundup - Hour 1

September 4, 2009

The Obama administration gears up for a new push on health care legislation. The U. S. manufacturing sector grows for the first time in eighteen months. Drug company Pfizer pleads guilty to criminal charges and will pay a record $2.3...

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson

September 3, 2009

As head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Lisa Jackson has said she will put science before politics. The E.P.A. administrator on fuel economy rules, green jobs and the U.N.'s upcoming Copenhagen summit on climate change.

Helen Scales: "Poseidon's Steed" (Gotham Books)

September 2, 2009

A marine biologist describes mankind's fascination with seahorses and explains their unusual appearance.

An Update on the U.S. Auto Industry

August 13, 2009

Announcement of General Motor's 230-MPG Volt has sparked hope for the U-S auto industry. Analysts weigh in on the future of the Big Three and an update on the Cash for Clunkers program.

News Roundup - Hour 2

July 31, 2009

The Friday News Roundup. Defense Secretary Gates says the U.S. might be able to withdraw some American troops from Iraq sooner than planned. Iranian police break up demonstrations at the grave of a woman killed in post-election protests...

China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogue

July 29, 2009

A panel of China experts joins guest host Susan Page to discuss the first round of high-level talks between the Obama administration and Chinese officials in Washington, D.C.

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