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Thursday, April 28, 2011

T. Boone Pickens, former oil man turned natural gas apostle, talks about the best energy sources, climate change, and what he thinks needs to be done to get America off oil from the Middle East. Plus: a debate on the morality of Capitalism; looking closer at subsidies for oil companies; David Leonhardt of The New York Times on the first press conference from the Fed’s Ben Bernanke; chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov on the political climate in Russia; and the Brian Lehrer Show’s National Poetry Month series concludes with poet Tara Betts.  

 

T. Boone Pickens On Our Energy Future

Oil and gas executive T. Boone Pickens discusses the Pickens Plan and the promise of natural gas.

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Fact-Check: Oil Subsidies

Stephen PowerWall Street Journal reporter covering environment and regulations, briefly discusses subsidies for oil companies in the United States. 

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Previewing First Principles: Is Capitalism Moral?

Next Monday is the third and final debate in the First Principles debate series sponsored by Demos, the Ayn Rand Center, and It's A Free Country. Today, Ezra Klein of the Washington Post (representing Demos) and John Allison, chairman of BB&T and professor at Wake Forest University, preview their debate around the question "Capitalism: Is it Moral?"

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Opening the Fed

David Leonhardt, writer of the "Economic Scene" column for the New York Times, discusses yesterday's first-ever press conference by Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke.

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Garry Kasparov on Russian Politics

Garry Kasparov, chess grandmaster, contributor to The New York Review of Books and chairman of the United Civil Front, a Russian pro-democracy group opposing the administration of Vladimir Putin, discusses the current political and cultural climate in Russia.

On Sunday, May 1st at 1pm Garry Kasparov will be participating in a program at The Morgan Library as part of the 2011 PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature.

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Open Phones: Tornado Warnings in NJ

Brendan Smith, meteorologist at the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service Eastern Region headquarters in Bohemia, New York, will be taking taking calls from people in the wake of the tornado.

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