Aired 2 weeks ago 0:36
Indigenous Canadian water activist addresses UN
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Aired 1 year ago 10:29
After the 2008 Financial Crisis, the Economy Was Fracked Up
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act injected almost nine hundred billion dollars into the U.S. economy to help the nation recover from the 2008 financial crisis. Ninety billion dollars went to clean energy, with the intention of jump-starting a new green economy and replacing aging fossil-fuel technologies. Instead, the bill may have done the opposite. Low interest rates, which made borrowing easier, encouraged a flood of financing for the young fracking industry, which used novel chemical techniques to extract gas and oil. Fracking boomed, and made the U.S. the leading producer of oil and gas by some estimates. The financial journalist Bethany McLean and the investor and hedge-fund manager Jim Chanos tellÂ The New Yorkerâ€™sÂ Eliza GriswoldÂ that something in the fracking math doesnâ€™t add up. If interest rates rise, thereby reducing the flow of cheap capital, they believe that the industry will collapse.Â Â
Aired 1 year ago 9:58
13: The konik ponies of Wicken Fen
In this mini episode we follow the wild ponies that roam Wicken Fen. Introduced to the fen 100 years ago, these hardy animals graze the land, enabling plants and wildlife to thrive. Later we investigate the smaller creatures that call this ancient landscape home, including dragonflies and water voles.
Aired 11 months ago 26:30
Carrie Kablean and Chris Hammer
If you enjoyed Pride and Prejudice and wondered what happened to some of the characters, you will delight in 'What Kitty Did Next' by Carrie Kablean.Chris Hammer takes us through the scorching landscape of outback Australia in his psychological thriller, 'Scrublands' delving into an inexplicable atrocity in a country town.