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The Shape of the Air

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

William Bryant Logan takes a close look at the air that surrounds us—what it is and what it does. In Air: The Restless Shaper of the World is an examination of the air we breathe, from the pure to the polluted.

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William Bryant Logan
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Comments [7]

GREAT segment/guest thanks once again Leonard and producers.

Aug. 23 2012 01:23 PM
pliny from soho

Real interesting guest
hope you have him back.

Aug. 22 2012 02:02 PM
joe from Englewood, NJ

What do we learn from air trapped in ice cores? Is there much pollen?

Aug. 22 2012 01:50 PM
Dan K from NYC

Ergotamine is also combined with caffeine to make a medicine that treats migraines.

Aug. 22 2012 01:47 PM
Jeff Pappas from Dumbo and Ct

Just down the street from me in Bozrah Ct is an Air Mine, a Co related to Air Products sucks air out of the atmosphere and separates it into its components, Nitrogen, Oxygen, etc
Do they have to pay a tax ?

Aug. 22 2012 01:30 PM
Henry from Manhattan

Peg, Cigarettes are not banned in NYC.

It is unlawful to smoke cigarettes in public places in NYC because they are enclosed and in the case of parks, because it can be annoying to others who want to enjoy the park smoke free.

Cars are not emitting exhaust in public places nor are they in parks. Engine idling is regulated in NYC. State and federal clean air law have improved and continue to improve the harmful emissions from automobiles.

Aug. 22 2012 01:08 PM
Peg

Why are cigarettes banned in NYC, but not vehicular exhaust? Where are the studies that show how motor vehicle pollution affects NYC residents' health? How does vehicle exhaust affect asthma rates - particularly in NYC's children?

I dare the mayor and NYC residents to take on this public health issue.

Aug. 22 2012 12:34 PM

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