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August 26, 2017

APM Reports: Thirsty Planet

Scientists say most people on Earth will first experience climate change in terms of water – either too much or too little. This documentary explores some of the most salient problems and solutions regarding water by visiting two countries where water issues are critical: India and Israel. 

August 19, 2017

The Pulse: Leap of Space

On July 29th, 1958, President Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act and soon we sent men where only our imaginations had taken us. The Pulse celebrates major advancements in space travel and considers the challenges that have — so far — kept us from building a community on Mars. We visit a lab hoping to produce the power source that will fuel tomorrow’s space missions. An analysis of the movie “2001: A Space Odyssey” suggests how the filmmakers got the future so wrong. Also, squashing co-worker squabbles in space and why it’s so hard to bake a decent loaf of bread in microgravity.

August 12, 2017

Climate One
Al Gore and An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

Former Vice President Al Gore joins Climate One to talk about his tireless fight, training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Joined by co-directors Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, this conversation covers the making of their new movie AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER and the solutions that it offers.  
More than just doom and gloom, this is rare conversation focusing on how to solve the climate challenge. 

August 5, 2017

Truth, Politics and Power: Impeachment Edition

On this episode of Truth, Politics and Power, with investigations of the President and his campaign staff underway in Washington, Host Neal Conan talks about the procedure for the removal of the Chief Executive. An “Impeachment Edition” of Truth Politics and Power explains how and why the Constitutional Convention decided to constrain the powers of presidents and the meaning of “high crimes or misdemeanors.” Plus in-depth conversations on our two presidential impeachment trials: Nina Totenberg, on William Jefferson Clinton, and David O. Stewart on the dramatic case of Andrew Johnson.

Brian is a Spokane native who has been interested in sound technology ever since playing with a reel-to-reel deck as a kid. He learned radio broadcasting on KSFC, before it was part of Spokane Public Radio but still was part of the broadcasting program at Spokane Falls Community College. Brian also studied radio at Clatsop Community College in Astoria, Oregon, where he featured new age and fusion jazz on his own show. He admits that at heart he is a news junkie, which fits in well with his work Saturday mornings as regional host for NPR's Morning Edition.
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