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  • emThe Lobster Coastem
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    The Lobster Coast

    Colin Woodard, author of The Lobster Coast: Rebels, Rusticators, and the Struggle for a Forgotten Frontier, explained the beginnings of the Maine lobster industry and how it preserves itself. Maine’s lobster…

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  • emAn Inconvenient Sequelem
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    An Inconvenient Sequel

    Former Vice President Al Gore talked about his book An Inconvenient Sequel, in which he looks at the effects of climate change around the world.

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  • emWorld Without Mindem
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    World Without Mind

    Franklin Foer talked about his book World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech, in which he looks at the influence of tech companies such as Amazon, Facebook, Google, and others…

    349 views
  • emLife 30em
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    Life 3.0

    Professor Max Tegmark talked about his book Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, in which he examines the concept of intelligence and what questions should be asked…

    545 views
  • emDarwins Backyardem
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    Darwin's Backyard

    Biology professor James Costa talked about his book Darwin’s Backyard, in which he chronicles the life, career, and experiments of Charles Darwin.

    133 views
  • Washington Journal Kate Aronoff Discusses Rural Electric Cooperatives
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    Kate Aronoff on Rural Electric Cooperatives

    Kate Aronoff, a contributor to Dissent Magazine, discussed her piece in the Summer 2017 issue looking at rural electric cooperatives and the role they could play not only in transforming the…

    402 views
  • emCode Girlsem
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    Code Girls

    Liza Mundy talked about her book, Code Girls, about the contributions of women code breakers during World War II. She spoke at the 2017 Southern Festival of Books.

    443 views
  • Senate Panel Examines Federal Support of Scientific Research
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    Scientific Research

    University professors and medical experts testified at a hearing on federal funding for scientific research. Subcommittee Chair Rand Paul (R-KY) called for greater transparency involving…

    522 views
  • Washington Journal Robert Bonnie Discusses Government Funding to Fight Wildfires
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    Robert Bonnie on Government Funding to Fight Wildfires

    Former Agriculture Undersecretary Robert Bonnie talked about the money spent by the federal government to fight wildfires.

    215 views
  • Origins of Environmental Consumerism
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    Origins of Environmental Consumerism

    Professor Andrew Isenberg talked about the rise of the environmental movement in the 1970s and how it impacted consumer and production practices. He described the Keep America Beautiful…

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  • James OSullivan and Grand Coulee Dam
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    James O'Sullivan and Grand Coulee Dam

    Stephanie Plowman highlighted items from Gonzaga University’s James O’Sullivan collection. Mr. O’Sullivan played an instrumental role in the development of the Grand Coulee Dam, about 90 miles northwest of…

    133 views
  • Energy Secretary Perry Testifies at Oversight Hearing
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    Energy Department Oversight

    Energy Secretary Rick Perry testified at a hearing on his agency’s priorities. At the start of the hearing, Secretary Perry defended his use of private and government planes for official…

    557 views
  • Newsmakers with Representative Rob Bishop
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    Newsmakers with Representative Rob Bishop

    House Natural Resources Committee Chair Rob Bishop (R-UT) talked about western wildfires, disaster aid to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, and his bill on national monuments, which would…

    403 views
  • Landscape Preservation and National Parks
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    Landscape Preservation and National Parks

    Professor Laura Watt talked about the evolution of a national park system and the effort to preserve pristine wilderness. She argued that this approach often obscures the ways humans have…

    143 views
  • Washington Journal Emily Holden Discusses the Clean Power Plan Repeal
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    Emily Holden on the Clean Power Plan Repeal

    Emily Holden talked about the EPA’s decision to rollback the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan.

    195 views
  • David Haskell Discusses emThe Songs of Treesem
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    The Songs of Trees

    Professor David Haskell talked about his book The Songs of Trees, in which he examines the role of trees in the world and how they connect to human beings. He spoke at the 2017 Southern…

    235 views
  • emLife in Codeem
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    Life in Code

    Software engineer Ellen Ullman talked about her book Life in Code: A Personal History of Technology, in which she described changes in technology through the lens of her professional…

    453 views
  • emWindfallem
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    Windfall

    Meghan O’Sullivan talked about her book, Windfall: How the New Energy Abundance Upends Global Politics and Strengthens America’s Power, about how the energy revolution in the U.S. has…

    484 views
  • emA World of Three Zerosem
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    A World of Three Zeros

    Muhammad Yunus talked about his book, A World of Three Zeros, about how to solve the problems of global poverty, unemployment, and climate change. He spoke with Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia…

    610 views
  • emThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacksem
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    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    From the 2010 Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville, Virginia, Rebecca Skloot discussed her book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

    3,871 views
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