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BackStory

1973 – The Year That Changed Everything

Friday, January 09, 2015

With the American History Guys

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Economic Oil Slick

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Oil prices are down- which is great for consumers but bad for Wall Street.

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Money Talking

How Turmoil in Iraq Could Spike Prices at the Pump

Friday, June 20, 2014

Before a new wave of unrest saw militant insurgents attacking the country's largest refinery, the country had been expected to provide the majority of growth for the region's oil industry.

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America Abroad

America Abroad: Global Energy and Innovations

Friday, April 12, 2013

Broadcast Times: Friday, 11pm on AM 820, Saturday, 6am on 93.9FM, Saturday, 2pm on AM820 and Sunday, 8pm on AM820.

In "Global Energy and Innovations," we'll hear how the energy community has debated the need for a balance between oil, gas, and renewables here at home. We'll hear how India and China, with their own booming populations and increasing energy needs, are planning out their own energy needs. And we'll hear how energy technologies being developed at MIT are shaping future technologies, which are being exported to, of all places, the oil-rich Middle East.

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The Takeaway

TED Talks: T. Boone Pickens on the Future of Energy

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

T. Boone Pickens is an unlikely environmentalist. The native Oklahoman made his fortune in the oil business, and then, in 2008, shifted his focus to America's energy future. The result is the Pickens Plan, an energy policy to reduce America's dependence on foreign oil through alternative energy and natural gas. Pickens will detail his plan at the TED Conference in Long Beach, California, this week, where John Hockenberry is also speaking. 

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Transportation Nation

TN MOVING STORIES: Senate to Look At Rail Terror Threat -- LA May KO Traffic Cams -- Discord Within OPEC

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Los Angeles traffic camera (photo by stevelyon/Flickr)

After a surprising commission vote, Los Angeles's red light traffic cameras may be on the way out. (Los Angeles Times)

The Senate will hold a hearing on terror threats to rail next week. (The Hill)

Richard Florida writes about the financial benefits of living in a transit-friendly neighborhood. (The Atlantic)

The UK's top ten cycle theft hotspots are laid bare in The Guardian.

Boston's aging T trains need $100 million in work immediately in order to keep them running. (Boston Globe)

There's discord within OPEC as members fail to agree on raising oil production levels. (New York Times)

San Francisco OKs parking permits for nannies. (AP via Mercury News)

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The Takeaway

Fifty Years of OPEC and the End of Cheap Oil

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Fifty years ago, five countries created an economic consortium to control the price and flow of crude oil: the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. OPEC's birthday comes around the same time that a new paper by a German military think-tank sheds light on how close the world is coming to the potential moment of "Peak Oil."

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