Environment

Alexandra Fuller: "The Legend of Colton H. Bryant: (Penguin Press)

May 21, 2008

The true story of a modern American cowboy who dies in a tragic fall off an oil rig in 2006 at the age of 25.

Aid Relief Efforts in Burma and China

May 15, 2008

The natural disasters in Burma and China have left tens of thousands dead. Our panel will discuss the latest efforts to get aid to people in the stricken areas and the challenges facing aid organizations.

David Rothenberg: "Thousand Mile Song" (Basic Books)

May 7, 2008

In his last book David Rothenberg explored why birds sing. Now he examines the mystery of whale songs. He travels the world to study and play duets with the world's largest mammals.

Martha Sherrill: "Dog Man" (Penguin)

April 21, 2008

The remarkable story of a man who helped save the Akita - a breed of Japanese hunting dogs with a four thousand year history that almost became extinct at the end of World War Two.

Cap and Trade

April 21, 2008

President Bush recently unveiled a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions beginning in 2025. Critics say it does not do enough to address global warming. What to do about climate change.

Rising Food Prices

April 16, 2008

Food prices are on the rise at home and abroad. World leaders are calling for action to ease the crisis. Our panel of experts will discuss what’s behind the higher prices and what, if anything, can be done about them in the short and...

James Gustave Speth: "The Bridge at the Edge of the World" (Yale)

March 27, 2008

A leading environmentalist explains how American-style consumer capitalism harms the planet and what must be done to save the earth for future generations.

Matthew Parker: "Panama Fever" (Doubleday)

March 26, 2008

The Panama Canal remains one of the engineering marvels of all time. Author Matthew Parker examines the cost - in lives and treasure - of what Theodore Roosevelt called 'one of the great works of the world.'

Jeffrey Sachs: "Common Wealth" ( Penguin Press)

March 20, 2008

As the population of the world continues to grow, greater stresses are placed on the global economic system. Jeffrey Sachs explains what issues imperil the world and what can be done to make room for everyone on a crowded planet.

Crop Diversity and Seed Banks

March 10, 2008

The opening of a global seed bank in Norway highlights the vital role seeds play in the global food chain. Diane and her guests discuss the role of seed banks, the importance of crop diversity, and the relationship between corporate and...

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