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Shows featuring Sandra Steingraber

  • New York Says No to Fracking: State Bans Drilling Following Grassroots Outcry over Public Health 1219_seg2-nyfrack1
    New York has become the first state in the nation with major natural gas deposits to ban the oil and gas extraction process of hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking, citing potential risks to public health. Fracking involves blasting sand, water and toxic chemicals deep into shale rock to release oil and gas, a process...
    December 19, 2014 | Story
  • Sandra Steingraber on the Health Crisis Surrounding Natural Gas Extraction Gas
    About 30 states allow hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” the natural gas drilling process that injects millions of gallons of water, sand and chemicals deep into the earth in order to break up shale rock and release natural gas. New York has imposed a partial moratorium on the drilling process pending the outcome of an...
    May 27, 2011 | Story
  • 100th Anniversary of Rachel Carson: Remembering the Woman Who Helped Launch the Environmental Movement Carson20070531
    This week marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Rachel Carson, the marine biologist and author credited for launching the modern environmental movement. We take a look at her life and legacy. [includes rush transcript]
    May 31, 2007 | Story
  • Television and American Culture
    For many politicians, television is one of the greatest villains in American
    society. Whether its Dan Quayle bemoaning the single motherhood of Murphy Brown, or children’s rights activists criticizing Saturday morning advertising, TV is a lightening rod of criticism from both the left and the right.
    March 25, 1997 | Story