90.9 WBUR - Boston's NPR news station
Top Stories:
PLEDGE NOW
energy
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 | 10:00 AM
Solar Power Rising BY MICHAEL R. BLOOD and BRIAN SKOLOFF -- Some of the 300,000 computer-controlled mirrors, each about 7 feet high and 10 feet wide, reflect sunlight to boilers that sit on 459-foot towers. The sun's power is used to heat water in the boilers' tubes and make steam, which in turn drives turbines to create electricity Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 in Primm, Nev.  (AP)

The world’s largest solar power plant is up and running in California. We’ll look at where solar stands now, and the future of renewable energy.

Comments [392]
 
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 | 10:00 AM
Deepwater Horizon oil rig burning (AP)

On the anniversary of the BP spill, we’ll ask how the Gulf Coast is faring and look at the future of deep water drilling.

Comments [105]
 
Thursday, February 3, 2011 | 11:00 AM
(solarfuelshub.org)

The President says he wants 80 percent clean energy by 2035. How will we really get there?

Comments [106]
 
Monday, October 18, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Courtesy of arpa-e.energy.gov

Can new energy research save the world? The economy? Supporters say, “Yes, invest now.” Budget-cutters say, “Forget it.”

 
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 | 11:00 AM
A natural gas line, the cause of the large explosion that killed at least seven people, lies broken on a San Bruno, Calif., road, Sept. 11, 2010. (AP)

Pipeline peril. After the San Bruno explosion, we look at questions about the nation’s infrastructure.

 
Friday, July 23, 2010 | 11:00 AM
A high voltage, 4-quadrant motor controller from Makani Power designed to fit inside the wing of the company's kite-mounted wind turbine. (Credit: MakaniPower.com)

After the gulf oil blowout, we look at alternative energy ideas around the world. Kite power. Liquid batteries. Anything but oil.

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

If you’re charged up about electric cars, you might be interested in checking our guest Paul Scott’s blog. He just drove Nissan’s new all-electric “Leaf.” Also, see video of the Plug in America team testing the 2011 Chevy Volt.

 
Monday, June 21, 2010 | 10:00 AM
100621electriccar200

California’s big push for cars to go electric. As the Gulf mess grows, we look at what it takes to get off oil.

Comments [120]
 
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Bystanders watch the motorcade carrying President Barack Obama along Casino Beach on Pensacola Beach, Fla., Tuesday, June 15, 20010, as they visited the Gulf Coast region affected by the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. (AP)

President Obama addressed the nation on the Gulf oil spill crisis. We look at Obama’s speech and American priorities with top thinkers.

 
Monday, June 14, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Workers collect snare boom used remove oil washed ashore from the Deepwater Horizon spill in Belle Terre, La. (AP)

Hard times in the Gulf. Jobs and a way of life now on the brink. We hear from folks living in the midst of it all.

 
ONPOINT
TODAY
Sep 19, 2014
No campaigners celebrate as results come in at the Scottish independence referendum count at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh,Scotland,Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Scottish voters have rejected independence and decided that Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom. The result announced early Friday was the one favored by Britain's political leaders, who had campaigned hard in recent weeks to convince Scottish voters to stay. It dashed many Scots' hopes of breaking free and building their own nation. (AP Photo/David Cheskin)

ISIS and arming Syrian fighters. Scotland rejects independence. NFL turmoil. US troops and Ebola. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Sep 19, 2014
Joseph O'Neill (courtesy of the author)

Author of “Netherland,” novelist Joseph O’Neill is back, with “The Dog,” on globalization, capitalism, and self-discovery in Dubai.

RECENT
SHOWS
Sep 18, 2014
(Flickr/AisleTwentytwo)

Billionaires. We’ll look at the super super rich, and their global shaping of our world.

 
Sep 18, 2014
Flickr/Steve Rhodes

After a summer of deadly clashes between Gaza and Israel, we talk to Jews on the left and right about the future of liberal Zionism. Some say it’s over.

On Point Blog
On Point Blog
Our Week In The Web: September 19, 2014
Friday, Sep 19, 2014

Lots of big, contentious topics on the show this week — from Zionism to early education, corporal punishment to development in the Grand Canyon.

More »
Comment
 
Talking Through The Issue Of Corporal Punishment For Kids
Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014

On Point dove into the debate over corporal punishment on Wednesday — as Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson faces charges in Texas after he allegedly hit his four-year-old son with a switch.

More »
2 Comments
 
Our Week In The Web: September 12, 2014
Friday, Sep 12, 2014

In which you had varied reactions to the prospect of a robotic spouse.

More »
Comment