Swimming Upstream

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Arianna Huffington talks about who she thinks was behind the current economic crisis. Then, the story of a woman who thought she was menopausal who discovered that she was in fact 6 months pregnant. Also, Wall Street Journal editor Jeff Ball on just how much labels can tell you about whether products are "green." We'll hear about barcoding plant DNA. Plus, a look at risks posed to New York fisherman who are catching and eating fish swimming in our city’s waterways.

Pigs at the Trough

Arianna Huffington, cofounder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post, talks about how corporate corruption and greed have led to the economic crisis. She wrote Pigs at the Trough in 2003, and now, six years later, she’s updated it. The book is a harsh indictment of corporate corruption and Wall ...

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What I Thought I Knew

Alice Eve Cohen on her memoir What I Thought I Knew, about her unexpected pregnancy, at 44, that was originally diagnosed as an abdominal tumor. She recounts the shock of the pregnancy, the complications and risks it brought on, and the difficult decisions she faced.

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Green Ratings

Wall Street Journal editor Jeff Ball talks about "green" ratings and "green" labels, what they mean, who sets green standards, and how Wal-Mart's decision to use green labels will affect the marketplace.

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Barcoding Plant DNA

Dr. Damon Little, Assistant Curator of Bioinformatics at the New York Botanical Garden, explains how plant DNA will be bar coded, and what that means for research and conservation efforts worldwide.

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New York City's Contaminated Fish

Profesor Catherine O'Neill, a member scholar of the Center for Progressive Reform and Associate Professor of Law, Seattle University School of Law, was a consultant for the report "Fish Consumption and Environmental Justice" by the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council. She'll discuss the dangers of the catching and eating contaminated ...

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