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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

“Drastic measures” is our theme today in our discussion of the Gulf oil crisis. James Cameron, bigfoot Hollywood director and sometime underwater explorer, is one of the people weighing in.

 
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 | 11:00 AM
A Washington state man wheels his air conditioner out of storage during 100 degree temperatures in 2008. (AP)

The heat is on. But before you crank up the A/C, some cold hard facts about the impact of air conditioning on the environment. We consider cooling alternatives.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Should we consider bombing, even “nuking,” the sea floor to stop the Gulf oil gusher? It’s a topic we discussed Monday. Read all about it, and listen to the sound clip. Update: BP weighs in.

 
Monday, May 24, 2010 | 10:00 AM
A young heron sits dying amidst oil splattering underneath mangrove on an island impacted by oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in Barataria Bay, just inside the the coast of Lousiana, Sunday, May 23, 2010. (AP)

Is BP blowing the Gulf oil spill challenge? And, is there a cover up? We ask the questions, with Sylvia Earle, Andrew Revkin, and more.

 
Monday, May 17, 2010 | 10:00 AM
In this 2005 picture, British Petroleum’s Thunder Horse oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico is seen damaged following Hurricane Dennis. The platform was located 150 miles southeast of New Orleans. (AP)

Could the United States live without offshore drilling for oil? As the Gulf Coast disaster unfolds, we ask the question. Plus, Al Gore to the class of 2010.

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM
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U.S. Energy Sec. Chu told Tom Ashbrook that it is not a mistake for the administration to support more offshore drilling as part of energy reform, despite the oil rig spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

 
Wednesday, May 5, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Energy Secretary Steven Chu (AP)

We talk with U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and his push to make the country less dependent on fossil fuels.

 
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Fire boat response crews battle the remnants of the offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon, 50 miles off the coast of Louisiana last Wednesday (AP/US Coast Guard)

What happened last week in the Gulf of Mexico? And what does it mean for offshore drilling? Plus, the latest on the stalled Senate energy bill.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Tom moderated a recent panel with two CEOs who are looking at issues of energy efficiency in their businesses and the economy at large. You can watch the event, sponsored by Babson College’s Graduate School of Business.

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010 | 11:00 AM
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The iPad is paper-free, but is it greener than a book? We look at the eco footprints of iPads, t-shirts, and more. Plus, a closing segment on a big court ruling on net neutrality.

 
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Aug 21, 2014
In this November 2012, file photo, posted on the website freejamesfoley.org, shows American journalist James Foley while covering the civil war in Aleppo, Syria. In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded Foley — and are threatening to kill another hostage, U.S. officials say. (AP)

An American is beheaded. We’ll look at the ferocity of ISIS, and what to do about it.

Aug 21, 2014
Jen Joyce, a community manager for the Uber rideshare service, works on a laptop before a meeting of the Seattle City Council, Monday, March 17, 2014, at City Hall in Seattle. (AP)

We’ll look at workers trying to live and make a living in the age of TaskRabbit and computer-driven work schedules.

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Aug 20, 2014
In this Oct. 21, 2013 file photo, a monarch butterfly lands on a confetti lantana plant in San Antonio. A half-century ago Monarch butterflies, tired, hungry and bursting to lay eggs, found plenty of nourishment flying across Texas. Native white-flowering balls of antelope milkweed covered grasslands, growing alongside nectar-filled wildflowers. But now, these orange-and-black winged butterflies find mostly buildings, manicured lawns and toxic, pesticide-filled plants. (AP)

This year’s monarch butterfly migration is the smallest ever recorded. We’ll ask why. It’s a big story. Plus: how climate change is creating new hybridized species.

 
Aug 20, 2014
A man holds his hands up in the street after a standoff with police Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, during a protest for Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo. (AP)

A deep read on Ferguson, Missouri and what we’re seeing about race, class, hope and fear in America.

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Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014

We asked, and you delivered: some of the best roommate stories from across our many listener input channels.

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Our Week In The Web (August 15, 2014)
Friday, Aug 15, 2014

On Pinterest, Thomas the Tank Engine and surprising population trends from around the country. Also, words on why we respond to your words, tweets and Facebook posts.

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Nickel Creek Plays Three Songs LIVE For On Point
Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014

Nickel Creek shares three live (well, mostly) tracks from their interview with On Point Radio.

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