There’s simply more information than ever out there about the environment and our impact on it. Especially when it comes to global warming. But is all this information changing behaviors? Is it changing attitudes?
This week I interviewed Nancy Isenberg. She’s a visiting professor at U of L and she wrote the Aaron Burr biography Fallen Founder.
Chris Jordan’s photographs are garbage. Literally.
Mothers-to-be have enough to worry about when it comes to maintaining a healthy pregnancy–food, emotion, weight gain, and more. Now, consider yet another concern: air pollution.
On March 29th, at 8 pm local time, millions of people around the world will turn off their lights for an hour.
Today on the show, we heard from listeners who felt they were treated differently after they lost a significant amount of weight. For some people, their friends and families were less than enthusiastic about their new, smaller selves. A caller said her family acted like she’d lost weight just to show them up (the rest […]
We’ve reported on WFPL about the LMPD selling their backup helicopter. The city’s plan is to sell the helicopter and use the money to help ease the budget crunch.
Marketplace: The Economic Future of the New Middle East
Dubai, UAE: March 10-14 2008
Kai Ryssdal broadcasts live from Dubai in one of the fastest growing regions in the world—the Gulf. Here we turn the page from the old Middle East to the new, looking at the economic future of the Gulf. In the next 15 years, the Gulf will reap the benefits of a $3 trillion dollar windfall from oil. But the question isn’t about oil; it’s about what they can do to diversify their economies.
During today’s show on Single Moms by Choice, our guest Andrea Engber mentioned in passing that Elizabeth Blackwell, the first female medical doctor in the United States, was also an adoptive single mother. I thought I would follow up on this little piece of trivia and found an amazing story (and just in time for […]
Let me tell you a story about nitrogen. A farmer in western Kentucky applies nitrogen-based fertilizer to his crops. It rains. The rain carries run-off from his fields into a little stream nearby. Hungry fungi and bacteria munch on the nitrogen. And they can do a pretty good job, normally, of filtering that nitrogen from the stream. And that’s important because too much nitrogen can wipe out oxygen and create dead zones where nothing can live or grow.