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  • "Everybody would be better off if the price of fossil fuels was honest. It should include its cost to society." -- Climate scientist James Hansen

    In 1988, James Hansen first warned about the dangers of climate change when he testified before Congress. At the time he was NASA’s top climate scientist. He would go on to become the nation’s most influential climate scientist. This year he...

  • Ralph Nader warns that our country is in the midst of serious fiscal and social distress. The consumer advocate and former presidential candidate presents a series of solutions, including cracking down on corporate crime and reducing the military?s budget. He will discuss these as well as 15 other proposed ingredients for how he believes we can get our country back on track.

  • At least ten German tourists have been killed in a suicide attack in the heart of Istanbul. Ahead of the bombing, Turkish intelligence had warned Germany of impending Islamic State attacks on foreign tourists. Germany is part of the international coalition against IS: was this bombing an act of revenge? Find more here.

  • Visitors to the San Diego Public Library can experience more than books. A large-scale visual arts program brings guest curated art exhibitions to its central location and many branches.
  • In this age of exponential growth in technology, there must be space for artists to register what's possible in 2014.
  • NHK's flagship current affairs documentary program features a series of specials commemorating the fifth anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear meltdown. 

  • Starring Nick Frost of "Shaun of the Dead" and created by Emmy-winning writer-director Robert B. Weide of "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Mr. Sloane" is a bittersweet comedy drama about a buttoned-down man in crisis.

    It's December 1969 and Jeremy Sloane is at the end of his rope -- literally. He's been sacked from his accounting job and his wife Janet has left him to "find herself."...

  • In this week’s program, Joshua Nadel discusses the importance of this tournament.
  • ... CDCR spokeswoman Kristina Khokhobashvili, "and arts programs are proven to be rehabilitative. When inmates have the chance to ... collaboration and other skills that these arts programs help them develop come in handy anywhere." Two studies by ... rehabilitative value and other benefits that the AIC and programs like it provide to participating inmates. His more recent paper on ...
  • On today's show:

    After touting its "successful" counterterrorism model in Yemen, the United States has evacuated its remaining personnel, including 100 special operations forces from a military base seen as key in the drone war against al-Qaeda. This comes amidst worsening violence between government forces and Shia Houthi rebels, and an attack claimed by the Islamic...

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