Emerging Unscathed

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Friday, April 15, 2011

There have been no prosecutions of any of the top figures implicated in the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. New York Times reporter Louise Story explains why. Plus: the carbon footprint of natural gas; High Times editor Danny Danko on where NYC weed comes from; British philosopher A.C. Grayling; the Afghanistan war documentary "Armadillo"; and thinking through an emergency.

Natural Gas Developments

Bryan Walsh, environment and energy reporter for Time and the man behind the Ecocentric blog, to discuss recent natural gas news, from a report about its true carbon impact, T. Boone Pickens investing heavily, and fracking concerns.

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Following Up: Where NYC Pot Comes From

Danny Danko, senior cultivation editor of High Times Magazine, discusses where the pot in NYC comes from and if pot smokers should feel complicit in the Mexican drug war.

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Afghanistan War on Film

Janus Metz, director of the film "Armadillo", discusses his film and the challenge of capturing this war on film.

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No Arrests For Financial Crisis

Louise Story, New York Times Wall Street and Financial reporter, talks about why there haven't been any arrests or prosecutions of major figures as a result of the financial crisis.

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Thinking in an Emergency

Elaine Scarry, author of Thinking in an Emergency, discusses her new book about how only a powerful few in the world are in charge if disaster strikes - and what everybody else can do about it.

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Biblical Guide

British philosopher and author, A.C. Grayling, discusses his new book The Good Book: A Humanist Bible (Walker & Company, 2011)  that borrows the form of the Bible and then distills the teachings of secular humanists into one text, organized by chapter and verse.

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