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David Helvarg: "Rescue Warriors: U.S.Coast Guard, America's Forgotten Heroes

September 3, 2009

The U.S. Coast Guard responds to about 125 distress calls a day. More than 50,000 active-duty and reserve members patrol our nation's oceans, coasts, great lakes and rivers. A journalist takes us behind the scenes with the Coast Guard.

Impact of Climate Change in the U.S.

June 17, 2009

A new White House report finds every region of the U.S. is experiencing disruptions from climate change. A discussion of how climate change may be already be affecting the nation's water, transportation, eco-systems and human health.

The State of the Oceans

June 8, 2009

The head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration gives an update on the state of the oceans. She explains how climate change is affecting the Pacific and Atlantic and what the administration plans to do about over-fished...

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...

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...

Rebuilding New Orleans

June 28, 2007

A new report says large sections of the city are still prone to flooding, but recovery continues.

Wendy Williams & Robert Whitcomb: "Cape Wind" (Public Affairs)

May 7, 2007

An account of a developer's five year battle to gain approval for a wind farm spanning 24 square miles in Nantucket Sound and the opposition he's faced from some of America's richest and most politically connected individuals.

John Taliaferro: "In A Far Country" (Public Affairs)

January 3, 2007

The story of a missionary and his wife and the 1897 journey he took with seven Eskimos and hundreds of reindeer over seven hundred frozen miles to rescure the starving crews of eight icebound whaling ships.

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