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Thursday, March 16, 2006

On today’s edition of Underreported, we’ll explore some of the lesser-known issues surrounding climate change...from the extinction of large numbers of frog and toad species, to the impact on the financial sector. Later on, we’ll hear a true story about the survivors of a WWII U-Boat attack. And we’ll talk to winemaker Robert Drouhin and his daughter Veronique Drouhin. Plus: the economics of abortion.

Underreported: Climate Change

2005 was the warmest year on record in the Northern Hemisphere. On today’s Underreported, we’ll focus our attention on climate change, and whether or not the effects of global warming are already being felt. We’ll look at some of the lesser-known issues currently being debated—from exploding beetle populations in the ...


Survival Story

Tom Nagorski brings to life a 1940 U-Boat attack on a passenger liner. On board were 90 children whose parents were hoping to spare them the dangers of living in Great Britain throughout WWII. In Miracle on the Water, he describes how some of the passengers survived against all odds. ...


A Love of Burgundy

Robert Drouhin of Maison Joseph Drouhin, one of the most respected winemakers of the Burgundy region, and his daughter Veronique Drouhin join us.


The Economics of Abortion

Ted Joyce, a professor of economics and finance at Baruch College, explains how state regulations (like mandatory waiting periods, parental notification, and the cutoff of Medicaid funds) affect abortion rates. He's recently done an extensive study on Texas, and he's also studied abortion economics in Mississippi.


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