Tag Archive: CHINA

Free Forum Q&A – RICHARD HEINBERG, Author of SNAKE OIL: Fracking’s Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future

   Aired: 12/1/13   What do you know about hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” of natural gas?Probably depends on who you’re listening to. The fossil fuel industry tells you it’s the biggest energy development of the century, which promises America energy independence for the US and a huge boost to our economy with benefits to local…

Free Forum Q&A – ORVILLE SCHELL and JOHN DELURY, Authors of WEALTH AND POWER: China’s Long March to the 21st Century

   Aired: 08/04/13 Some estimate China will surpass the US to become the leading economic superpower by 2016. On the other hand, July 19th Paul Krugman wrote, “China is in big trouble. …The country’s whole way of doing business, the economic system that has driven three decades of incredible growth, has reached its limits. You…

Q&A: Rebirth of US Manufacturing – James Fallows, Charles Fishman

      Aired: 03/31/13 I do my best to question conventional wisdom, but I had heard and repeated the fact that the US had lost its manufacturing and it was never coming back so often that I assumed it must be true. But I pick up the December 2012 issue of the Atlantic magazine…

Q&A: Election Reflections with Rob Johnson and Sherle Schwenninger

  Aired 11/11/12 I will reflect on Tuesday’s election with ROB JOHNSON of the INSTITUTE FOR NEW ECONOMIC THOUGHT and SHERLE SCHWENNINGER of NEW AMERICA FOUNDATION. Asking things like: Who does the campaign and the result say we are as a nation or a culture? Where are we likely to go from here? What does…

Q&A: Rob Lemkin, founder and director of Old Street Films

Aired 01/30/11

ROB LEMKIN, founder and director of Old Street Films, has produced and directed over 50 documentaries for BBC, Channel 4, ITV, Sky, The History Channel (US) and Arts & Entertainment. He has made several films about the history and polit…

Q&A: THOMAS GEOGHEGAN, Author

Aired 10/03/10

THOMAS GEOGHEGAN, a graduate of Harvard and Harvard Law School, is a labor lawyer with Despres, Schwartz and Geoghagen in Chicago. He has been a staff writer and contributing writer to The New Republic, and his work has appeared in many…

Q&A: TAD DALEY, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War & Author

Aired 07/25/10

TAD DALEY, author, APOLCALYPSE NEVER: Forging the Path to a Nuclear Weapon Free World

TAD DALEY, J.D., Ph.D., is the Writing Fellow with International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, the 1985 Nobel Peace Laureate organiza…

Q&A: MALOU INNOCENT – Foreign Policy Analyst, Cato Institute

Aired 07/11/10

MALOU INNOCENT is a Foreign Policy Analyst at the Cato Institute, and her primary research interests include Middle East and Persian Gulf security issues and U.S. foreign policy toward Pakistan, Afghanistan, and China. Following dual Ba…

Q&A: STEVEN HILL, Author – Europe’s Promise

Aired 05/30/10

We’re hearing a lot about the trouble Europe is in. The debt crisis in Greece, and perhaps Spain, Portugal, and Italy, is threatening the Euro and the European Union. What’s really going on? How did it happen? How bad is it? How will th…

Q&A: NICHOLAS KRISTOF, NY Times Columnist and Author

Aired 11/22/09

NICHOLAS KRISTOF, oped columnist at the New York Times, and author with his wife, former Times editor Sheryl WuDunn, of HALF THE SKY: From Oppression to Opportunity for Women Worldwide.”

Kristof grew up on a sheep and cherry farm near …