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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Oil derricks in Texas (Reto Fetz/flickr)

Today's show is guest-hosted by WNYC's Anna Sale. Find out more about Anna here.

Inside Climate News is investigating the effect of fracking on air quality in some parts of Texas. Reporter Lisa Song details the pollution and health problems of residents in the area. Plus: Kevin Roose, New York Magazine columnist and author of “Young Money: Inside the Hidden World of Wall Street’s Post-Crash Recruits,” reports on the new faces of Wall Street, plus science education is coming to the masses via the Internet.

Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and You

David Carr, media columnist and culture reporter for the New York Times, discusses Comcast's acquisition of Time Warner Cable and what it means for regular t.v. watchers, for cord cutters, and for the industry.

 

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Toxic Air Pollution and Fracking in Texas

Lisa Song, reporter for Inside Climate News, discusses her team's investigative reporting on the connection between toxic air pollution and people getting sick around fracking sites in Texas.

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The New Faces of Wall Street

Long hours, a little bit of moral ambiguity, and Excel spreadsheets - always Excel spreadsheets. Wall Street has a new generation - the bankers who were recruited after the 2008 crash - who are changing the industry's morals after the financial collapse.

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WorldScienceU

Brian Greene, co-founder of the World Science Festival and professor of mathematics and physics at Columbia University, talks about his new website, WorldScienceU, which is attempting to bring science education to the masses.

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Adoption and Parenting Laws in Same-Sex Marriages

After a Brooklyn judge recently dismissed a non-biological parent's request to adopt her wife's biological child, we take a look at the changing legal landscape of adoption now that same-sex marriage is recognized in the state of New York.

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Behind the 2014 Oscar Docs

The Brian Lehrer Show interviews all five of the filmmakers behind this year's Oscar-nominated documentaries.

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