Thursday, March 12, 2015
Friday, August 15, 2014
On today’s show: A veterinarian and a pharmacologist look at fracking’s impact on the health of people, pets, and livestock. Curator Vivien Greene talks about the Guggenheim Museum exhibition “Italian Futurism, 1909-1944." Amy Bloom discusses her acclaimed new novel, Lucky Us. This week’s Please Explain is all about the interstate highway system that criss-crosses the country!
Monday, July 14, 2014
North Dakota is suffering yet another pipeline leakage—this time into a bay on a Native American reserve. The pipeline had leaked more than one million gallons of saltwater brine, an unwanted byproduct of oil and natural gas production.
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
On Monday, New York's highest court delivered a huge upset to the oil and gas industry when it ruled that towns can use zoning ordinances to introduce bans on fracking. It's expected that the ruling will have an impact on towns around the country.
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Tom Wilber, journalist in Central New York and the author of Under the Surface: Fracking, Fortunes, and the Fate of the Marcellus Shale (Cornell Univ Pr, 2012), talks about the implications of the NY Court of Appeals ruling that allows local communities to opt out -- or in -- of fracking.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Andy Borowitz fills in for Leonard Lopate today. Kristen Wiig and director Liza Johnson talk about their new film, “Hateship Loveship.” Rob Lowe discusses his new memoir. WNYC’s Arun Venugopal tells us about his new series Micropolis and the modern state of the old-fashioned practice of arranged marriage. And the Wall Street Journal’s Russell Gold talks about reporting on fracking over the last decade and how our quest for domestic energy has changed the national economy.
Monday, March 03, 2014
Fracking has boomed in Texas, a state with a deep history of oil and energy exploration. While many have profited from the energy boom, hundreds more are finding that the air smells funny, their heads hurt, and their noses are bleeding. But with minimal regulation, and no comprehensive health studies, residents have little recourse. Lisa Song, a reporter for InsideClimate News, explains the health impacts for local residents and the politics at play in the Eagle Ford Shale.