Turning the Tide

« previous episode | next episode »

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Sigourney Weaver and Lisa Suatoni, senior scientist for the Natural Resources Defense Council, talk about the troubling rise in ocean acidity and a new film they’ve produced on the subject. Then, historian Eugene Rogan takes us through the last five centuries of Arab History—from the Ottoman Empire to today. Also, photographer Ethan Russell tells us what it was like to be on the Rolling Stones' 1969 "Let it Bleed" tour. Plus, our latest Underreported segments.

Acid Test

Sigourney Weaver and Lisa Suatoni, senior scientist in the Natural Resources Defense Council’s oceans program, discuss the documentary "Acid Test: The Global Challenge of Ocean Acidification." The film, produced by the NRDC, is narrated by and includes commentary by Sigourney Weaver and looks at how carbon dioxide pollution is making ...

Comments [9]

The Arabs: A History

Historian Eugene Rogan traces five centuries of Arab history, from the Ottoman conquests through the British and French colonial periods and up to the present age. The Arabs: A History, seeks to change our understanding of the past, present, and future of one of the world’s most tumultuous regions.

Comments [10]

Let It Bleed

Author and photographer Ethan Russell tells about his experience as one of only sixteen people--including the band itself--who made up the 1969 Rolling Stones tour, which ended with a stabbing death at Altamont, bringing the idealistic 1960s to a close. His book Let It Bleed: The Rolling Stones, Altamont, ...

Comments [3]

Underreported: China's Gulag Prison System

President Obama was in China this week and he did speak out on the country’s human rights record. On today’s first Underreported segment, we’re taking a look at China’s expansive prison system, formerly called Laogai. We’ll examine how it was modeled after the Soviet gulag system and the ...

Comments [5]

Underreported: Yemen's Civil War

On today’s second Underreported we’ll look at the civil war in Yemen and accusations that Iran is waging a proxy against Saudi Arabia by supporting the rebels. We’ll be joined by freelance journalist Ginny Hill.


Leave a Comment

Email addresses are required but never displayed.

Get the WNYC Morning Brief in your inbox.
We'll send you our top 5 stories every day, plus breaking news and weather.