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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

We’ve been broadcasting excerpts from commencement addresses this graduation season. Today, we listen to former Vice President Al Gore addressing graduates at University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He talks about the “climate crisis.”

 
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.

 
Monday, May 3, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Workers secure oil retention booms to the shore in Bay St. Louis,  Miss., Sunday, May 2, 2010. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

The oil rig disaster gets worse. The Gulf Coast braces as the oil slick moves in. We look at the threat ahead, and the impact on national oil policy.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

We’ve been shooting a little video lately. Here’s a quick one we put together after today’s show. Guest Bill McKibben took a few more listener questions before hitting the road for more environmental campaigning.

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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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Thursday, April 1, 2010 | 10:00 AM
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President Obama announces plans to drill for oil offshore. We’ll look at the politics behind the move — and Obama’s energy vision now.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Washington Post reporter Juliet Eilperin, a guest on our show today, writes that by opening more U.S. waters to oil drilling President Obama is betting that “splitting the difference on the most contentious energy issues could help secure a bipartisan climate deal this year.”

 
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Nov 21, 2014
President Barack Obama announces executive actions on immigration during a nationally televised address from the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.  (AP)

The president throws down the gauntlet on immigration. Bloodshed and new tensions in Israel. Keystone fails. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Nov 21, 2014
Laura Ingalls Wilder, an American  writer and novelist, at age 27. Her "Little House" series is a beloved semi-autobiographical take on her childhood in the Western American plains. (South Dakota State Historical Society )

A big new look at the legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder and the woman behind the Little House.

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Nov 20, 2014
A shot from the AMC reality series, "Freakshow." (Jessica Brooks / AMC)

From TV to Broadway, circus sideshows — freak shows — are having a big cultural moment. What’s the history behind the comeback?

 
Nov 20, 2014
In this file photo, Hillsborough Sheriff deputy patrols outside the gate of JP Morgan Chase annual stockholders meeting held Tuesday, May 15, 2012, in Tampa, Fla. JP Morgan is one of several large financial institutions currently under investigation for alleged violation of Federal bankruptcy laws. (AP)

You’re supposed to have a clean slate after bankruptcy. But that’s not always true. We’ll ask what’s going on.

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The Explicast, Episode Six: What Does A White House Press Correspondent Do?
Friday, Nov 21, 2014

We turn to White House Press Correspondents all the time for news, but we’ve never really wondered how they gather their information. Fortunately, our guest host Jessica Yellin had time to sit down with The Explicast to explain.

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Our Week In The Web: November 21, 2014
Friday, Nov 21, 2014

We offer a panel of hand-drawn digital sheep, and wonder how to best lead the rest of you to programs that matter.

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The Explicast, Episode Five: What Is Net Neutrality?
Friday, Nov 14, 2014

The Explicast dives into tech policy territory with a quick look at the real meaning of a complicated bit of tech policy known as ‘Net Neutrality.’

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