Posts Tagged ‘Energy’

Bill Powers

July 17 . 2013

Has the energy industry been honest? Bill Powers argues in Cold, Hungry and in the Dark that declining productivity combined with increasing demand will trigger a crisis that will cause prices to skyrocket, damage the economy, and have a profound impact on the lives of nearly every North American.

John Rumpler

February 12 . 2013

Should “fracking” be banned; is it safe and if not, what are the dangers associated with it? John Rumpler, senior attorney with Environment America separates fact from fiction.

Pierre Desrochers, Jim Hecker

June 25 . 2012

In The Locavore’s Dilemma, Pierre Desrochers explains the history, science, and economics of food supply to reveal what locavores miss or misunderstand. Then,  Jim Hecker with Public Justice talks about mountaintop mining and  how it continues around the country.

Steve Coll, Barbara Ehrenreich

May 15 . 2012

In Private Empire Steve Coll investigates the largest and most powerful private corporation in the United States, revealing the true extent of ExxonMobil’s power. Later, author Barbara Ehrenreich talks about The Animal Cure in The Baffler magazine.

James Kakalios, Charles Yu

August 2 . 2011

If Captain America and Thor stepped off the big screen and into reality, could those powers actually work in a world constrained by the laws of physics? Professor and author James Kakalios gives us a lesson in The Physics of Superheroes. Then author Charles Yu talks about How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional World.


Michio Kaku

March 21 . 2011

Michio Kaku, a professor of physics, gathers ideas from more than 300 experts, scientists, and researchers at the cutting edge of their fields, to offer a glimpse of what the next 100 years may bring in Physics of the Future.

Dan Gardner

March 16 . 2011

Future Babble by Dan Gardner, an award winning journalist holds a magnifying glass over the entire expert prediction industry, naming pundits like David Brooks, Jeff Rubin, Peter Schiff, and Robert Kennedy (to name a few) who have been incorrect on predictions ranging from business to economics to international relations.


Lawrence Joseph, Jim Marrs

August 30 . 2010

 Lawrence Joseph’sAftermath is a guide to prepare for and survive the Apocalyse 2012. He presents the latest findings about the threats to our life on earth – including an all-out collapse of power grids and satellite systems resulting from solar flares expected to climax with unprecedented ferocity.  At the half, legendary conspiracy researcher Jim Marrs talks about the New World Order possibly causing the greatest financial catastrophes in  The Trillion Dollar Conspiracy

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Peter Maass

August 13 . 2010

Peter Maas, a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine gives us an examination of oil’s indelible impact on the countries that produce it and the people who possess it in Crude World.

Robert Bryce, Tanya Acker

June 7 . 2010

Are oil, coal and natural gas here to stay after what we have seen in Appalachia and the Gulf? Energy journalist, Robert Bryce says in his latest book Power Hungry that these fuels will be needed for a long time. Then later in the hour we talk to lawyer Tanya Acker about BP and criminal implications.