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The Environmental Outlook: How Noise Pollution Can Harm Our Health

The Environmental Outlook: How Noise Pollution Can Harm Our Health

September 2, 2014

A growing body of research shows that excessive noise in our environment can have dangerous effects on our health. Diane and her guests discuss the risks of noise pollution and what needs to be done.

An Update On The Environmental Effects Of Fracking

An Update On The Environmental Effects Of Fracking

August 20, 2014

A recent study blames fracking for earthquakes in Oklahoma while another warns of risks to drinking water. Diane and her guests discuss what the latest research says about how fracking affects the earth - and what can be done about it.

Alan Rabinowitz:  "An Indomitable Beast: The Remarkable Journey Of The Jaguar"

Alan Rabinowitz: "An Indomitable Beast: The Remarkable Journey Of The Jaguar"

August 18, 2014

One of the world's leading big cat experts has been enchanted by jaguars since he had an encounter with one as a child. Alan Rabinowitz on the history and habits of jaguars and his efforts to save the species.

Hampton Sides: "In the Kingdom of Ice"

Hampton Sides: "In the Kingdom of Ice"

August 14, 2014

A conversation with best-selling author Hampton Sides on his latest book about an epic naval expedition to the North Pole. In 1879, 33 men journey through uncharted labyrinths of ice and become marooned almost 1,000 miles north of Siberia.

Containing Ebola And Controversy Over An Experimental Drug

Containing Ebola And Controversy Over An Experimental Drug

August 11, 2014

An experimental drug given to two Americans who contracted Ebola has sparked controversy over who gets treatment. An update on the effectiveness of the drug and efforts to contain the spread of the deadly virus.

Effects Of Poisonous Algae On The Nation's Water Supply

Effects Of Poisonous Algae On The Nation's Water Supply

August 7, 2014

Large blooms of poisonous algae in Lake Erie recently forced a tap water ban in Toledo, Ohio. Scientists say it's a widespread problem across the country. Diane and her guests discuss what's behind the increase in harmful algae and debate over tougher regulation.

Understanding the Deadly Ebola Virus

Understanding the Deadly Ebola Virus

July 31, 2014

Since March the Ebola virus has killed nearly 700 people in four African countries, the worst outbreak in history. We talk about understanding the nature of the virus and the fight to stop its spread.

U.S. Forests And Trees

U.S. Forests And Trees

July 21, 2014

The trees in U.S. forests and cities are among our most precious resources. Join us to talk about efforts to manage threats posed by invasive species, climate change and forest fire patterns.

New Findings on Postpartum Depression: Symptoms, Risk Factors and Treatment Options

July 17, 2014

New findings indicate one in seven new mothers suffer from postpartum depression. We discuss the latest research on symptoms, risk factors and treatment options.

Safety and Regulation of Dietary Supplements

Safety and Regulation of Dietary Supplements

July 16, 2014

Sixty-eight percent of Americans use dietary supplements. But critics say unknown hazards lurk in the pills, powders and capsules we turn to for health and well being. We discuss concerns about the safety and regulation of the supplement industry.

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