Energetic Debates

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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Dilip Hiro warns of impending global oil shortages as China and India continue to consume more energy. Then, a look at the technology needed to create vertical urban farms. And Anthony Swofford--author of Jarhead--shares his first novel. Plus, a talk with one of the most controversial men in America: Ralph Nader.

Dilip Hiro Warns of Oil Shortages

China, India, and other developing countries are consuming increasingly more energy. In Blood of the Earth, Dilip Hiro warns of impending global oil shortages.

Blood of the Earth is available for purchase at


Vertical Farms

Dr. Dickson Despommier of Columbia University explores the potential for vertical farms--urban farms that would take up a full city block, and could feed 50,000 people per year--right here in New York City.


From Jarhead to Exit A

Anthony Swofford took us to the frontlines of the Gulf War with his bestselling memoir Jarhead. He joins us today to talk about his debut novel, Exit A, about the experiences of two high school students living on an American air force base on the outskirts of Tokyo.

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Ralph Nader on Character and Activism

Ralph Nader talks about how his childhood in Connecticut helped shape his character and inspire his activism, in his memoir The Seventeen Traditions, and a new documentary “An Unreasonable Man.”

The Seventeen Traditions is available for purchase at

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