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The Takeaway

Future of Coal Industry Before Supreme Court

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The EPA says power plants that run on coal and oil emit too many harmful chemicals like mercury and arsenic. But industry backers say reducing emissions is too expensive. 

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On Being

Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons and Lucas Johnson — The Movement, Remembered Forward [remix]

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Wisdom for how we can move and heal our society in our time as the Civil Rights Movement galvanized its own.

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On Being

[Unedited] Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons and Lucas Johnson with Krista Tippett

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Wisdom for how we can move and heal our society in our time as the Civil Rights Movement galvanized its own.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Resistance, Disbelief, and Daniel Handler's New Novel

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Steve Fraser on resistance to wealth and power. The transformation of rural China. Joel Achenbach explains why reasonable people doubt science. Daniel Handler's new novel.

The Takeaway

Facebook & The End of Power

Friday, January 16, 2015

Moises Naim is the author of the new book, "The End of Power." It shot to fame after it was selected by Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg for his new book club. 

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On Being

Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons and Lucas Johnson — Deromanticizing the Civil Rights Movement and Rediscovering its Humanity

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Wisdom for how we can move and heal our society in our time as the Civil Rights movement galvanized its own. Lucas Johnson is bringing the art and practice of nonviolence into a new century, for new generations. Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons was an original B

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On Being

[Unedited] Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons And Lucas Johnson With Krista Tippett

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Wisdom for how we can move and heal our society in our time as the Civil Rights movement galvanized its own. Lucas Johnson is bringing the art and practice of nonviolence into a new century, for new generations. Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons was an original B

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

International reaction to the Iran nuclear deal

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

International reaction to the Iran nuclear deal

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Malcolm Gladwell on "David and Goliath"

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Why do we value big and strong over small and agile? Malcolm Gladwell, staff writer at The New Yorker and author of the new book David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants talks with Brian Lehrer about the psychology, history and politics of lopsided conflicts. He also tells Brian about the "Gladwellian" lessons of his own story, and responds to critics who say he over-simplifies academic research, which he finds "inaccessible."

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Obama's political gamble on Syria

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Obama's political gamble on Syria

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WNYC News

Stolen Truck Knocks Down LI Power Lines, Wreaks Havoc

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

An MTA employee accused of stealing welding equipment - and taking out power lines in the process - is expected to be arraigned Wednesday on Long Island.  

Nassau County police say 51-year-old Joel Grassman drove a stolen bucket truck, with its boom up, along the streets of Elmont, bringing power lines and poles down in his wake. He also allegedly stole several pieces of welding gear.

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Burn: An Energy Journal

BURN: An Energy Journal

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Broadcast Times: Saturday, 6am on 93.9FM, Saturday, 2pm on AM820 and Sunday, 7am on AM820, 8pm on AM820.

The nation’s electric grid – a half century-old patchwork system that moves electricity from plants to consumers – is central to our daily lives. Most of us rarely give it a second thought until something goes wrong.

BURN’s hour-long special examines the state of America’s aging  and often over-burdened electric power grid – the people who keep it up and running, innovators who are constantly thinking of ways to make the grid smarter, and what happens when the grid lets us down.

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Listen to Lucy

The business case for hiring the fat and the ugly

Sunday, April 28, 2013

The business case for hiring the fat and the ugly

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Radiolab

Who Stands Where In A Crowded Elevator And Why?

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

When a bunch of people get into an elevator, do they segregate in any predictable way? Do tall ones stand in the back? Do men stand in different places than women? Who looks where?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Budget News; Candidate Thompson; Two Thinking Modes; End of Power

Monday, April 08, 2013

Nobel Prize-winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman explains the different advantages to the human brain's two processing modes, which he explored in his book Thinking, Fast and Slow. Plus: Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson; The Washington Post's Ezra Klein talks about the latest budget news, including President Obama's proposed cuts to social programs; and a new book questions the strength of those in power.

Transportation Nation

Blueprint for New York's "Energy Highway" Unveiled

Monday, October 22, 2012


The "energy highway" proposed by New York Governor Cuomo at this year's State of the State address now has a blueprint.

The plan, which was released at a cabinet meeting in Albany, details plans to increase energy transmission in the state.

Read the press release below. The full blueprint can be found here.

GOVERNOR CUOMO RECEIVES PLAN TO MODERNIZE THE STATE'S ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE AND SPUR BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN PRIVATE SECTOR INVESTMENT
Plan for Up to 3,200 MW in Additional Electric Generation and Transmission Will Spur $5.7 Billion Investment, Helping Ensure Clean, Reliable, Affordable Power for New York's Future

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today received the Energy Highway Task Force's Blueprint, a comprehensive plan that will add up to 3,200 megawatts (MW) of additional electric generation and transmission capacity and clean power generation through up to $5.7 billion in private investments. The 3,200 MW outlined in this blueprint would provide enough energy to power approximately 3.2 million homes.

The Energy Highway initiative, introduced in the 2012 State of the State address, is a centerpiece of the Governor's Power NY agenda, which was put in place to ensure that New York's energy grid is the most advanced in the nation and promotes increased business investment in the state.

"As we work to grow New York's economy, we need reliable, affordable, and clean power to leverage significant private sector investments, to allow businesses to grow, and to create jobs," Governor Cuomo said. "The energy highway will ensure that businesses and residential consumers across New York State have access to the affordable power they need to plan for not just today, but also for the future. An economy built to last requires a power infrastructure that gives businesses the confidence and security they need to hire new workers and plan for years to come, and this Blueprint continues to position New York State as a national leader in clean energy production and investment."

The Blueprint includes specific actions designed to add up to 3,200 MW in new generation and transmission, including plans to:

· Invest $1 billion for 1000 MW of new electric transmission capacity
· Initiate $250 million in new renewable energy projects, leveraging $425 million in private investment and creating 270 MW of new power

· Modernize and repower existing inefficient, high emission plants to create 750 MW of power, enabled by approximately $1.5 billion investment.

· Generate 1,200 MW of additional capacity through approximately $1 billion investment to help meet reliability needs to address retiring power plants across the state.
· Accelerate $1.3 billion of investment in existing transmission and distribution projects to enhance reliability, improve safety, reduce cost to customers and reduce emissions.
· Invest $250 million to develop Smart Grid technologies and create the most advanced energy management control center in the country.
· Initiate field studies of Atlantic Ocean offshore wind development potential

The interagency Energy Highway Task Force will begin swift implementation of the proposed actions. These steps will significantly reduce the time required for development of energy infrastructure and includes a first-of-its-kind solicitation of new transmission projects by the Department of Public Service.

The Blueprint reaches every corner of the state with both locally focused and statewide actions to provide system reliability and economic development benefits. In Northern New York, strategic investments in transmission system upgrades will facilitate access for renewable energy projects to electricity markets. Western New York will undergo an immediate review of the viability of repowering options for power plants that have announced retirement plans and could benefit from a new Community Support Plan in the event plants are closed. Repowering, reducing transmission congestion, and offshore wind initiatives in the downstate region will help to green the power plant fleet supplying the highest energy demand area of the State. Upgrades throughout the state will support regional job growth and economic development.

The Energy Highway Task Force created the Blueprint after reviewing 130 responses provided by 85 entities including investor-owned utilities, private developers and investors in response to its Request for Information (RFI), issued in April. Public comments submitted on the RFI responses were also considered in the development of the plan as were publicly available reports and analyses. In April, along with the issuance of the RFI, the Task Force convened two conferences—an Energy Highway Summit at which power industry leaders explored the State's energy issues and challenges, and a Conference of RFI Respondents and Interested Parties.

Governor Cuomo provided his vision for the Energy Highway in his 2012 State of the State address. He named Gil C. Quiniones, president and chief executive officer of the New York Power Authority, and Joseph Martens, commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation as co-chairman of the Task Force. Joining them on the Task Force are Kenneth Adams, president, chief executive officer and commissioner of Empire State Development; Garry A. Brown, chairman of the New York State Public Service Commission; and Francis J. Murray, Jr., president and chief executive officer of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.

To view the Energy Highway Blueprint, visit www.NYEnergyHighway.com.

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The Takeaway

Your Take: The Gender Divide in the Workplace

Thursday, May 10, 2012

It’s been 50 years since women started walking out of the kitchen and into the workplace en-mass. Yet yesterday we heard about another study that shows women aren’t making themselves heard when men are present in the office. That's true even when those woman have the same level of power at work as the men. We asked you to weigh-in and tell us about the gender divide at your work place. Haley Mitchell, from Augusta, Georgia, says the men in her office still expect her to get the mail and coffee, even though she is a marketing and communications manager.

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Spinning on Air

Nora York: Power/Play

Sunday, March 04, 2012

 

"Power/Play" is a musical kaleidoscope of culture and politics; a powerful and playful collage of references and insights; a revealing re-mix of the familiar and the new. New York-based composer and singer Nora York began work on "Power/Play" soon after Congress passed the bipartisan resolution authorizing President Bush to use military force in 2002. With verses from Bob Dylan’s 1963 song "Masters of War" as its centerpiece and leitmotif, "Power/Play" deconstructs and re-imagines established musical masterworks by John Coltrane, Jimi Hendrix, Stephen Foster and many others, adds in songs by York herself, and weaves it all into a compelling narrative about Americans at war and work. 
David Garland presents an hour of highlights from "Power/Play," radio being a very effective medium for York's art. Coming up on Friday, March 9th, Nora York and her ensemble will perform the complete "Power/Play" in a free concert at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's BAM Cafe.

 

With verses from Bob Dylan’s 1963 song "Masters of War" as its centerpiece and leitmotif, Nora York's "Power/Play" deconstructs and re-imagines established musical masterworks by John Coltrane, Jimi Hendrix, Stephen Foster and many others, adds in songs by York herself, and weaves it all into a compelling narrative about Americans at war and work. David Garland presents an hour of highlights from "Power/Play." Nora York will perform the complete "Power/Play" in a free concert at BAM Cafe, Friday, March 9th.

 

 

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The Takeaway

Blacklisted by Putin: Bill Browder Speaks

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin hopes to return to the president's office in Russia, but he never really gave up any of the power that went with the office. Putin rules Russia with an authoritarian hand and has never been shy about raising it against his enemies, or those he perceives as enemies. William F. Browder knows that perhaps better than anyone.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Egyptian elections, pressure on Iran and demonstrations in Moscow

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

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