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Green News Report: February 22, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Deadly ea...

My Trip to Lagos

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Nigeria produces successful visual artists, musicians and filmmakers. But, like in every other country, the lack of resources forces artists to spend more time scrounging for money than making art.

Thousands Of Nation's Dams Reportedly 'Susceptible To Failure'

The New York Times | HENRY FOUNTAIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. — Frank Brassell, owner of Nelda’s Diner in this town wedged between the slopes of the southern Sierra Nevada, knows his fat...

Machiavelli, Third World America and Our National Crisis

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Likosky

When something goes horribly wrong, it's always useful to look to the Classics to understand what's actually happened and how to move forward. Is our ...

The F Word: Obama Should Be Ashamed of His Budget

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

While around 22 million Americans are looking for work, domestic spending will be at its lowest level since Dwight Eisenhower? We should be ashamed to let our president get away with this.

Increasing American Economic Growth and Competitiveness

Algernon Austin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Algernon Austin

The government needs to make investments rapidly in education, infrastructure, and research and development to make us more competitive globally. These investments, if done substantially, will create millions of jobs.

The Chamber of Commerce Wants Infrastructure? Prove It

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

Last week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce supported President Obama's call for increased public investment in infrastructure. That's great. Now it's time they tell it to all those Tea Partiers.

Roadmap to Disaster

Donald Kaul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Donald Kaul

The Republicans told us what they wanted to do in their "Pledge to America" last year: it involves ripping the heart out of the future and burying it at the intersection of crumbling highways and a falling-down bridge to nowhere.

President Obama is Right: We Need to Create American Jobs Now

Rep. John Garamendi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. John Garamendi

With his State of the Union address, President Obama delivered an important message that Congress and the American people need to hear: our nation'...

A Sputnik Moment for Smart Growth

Geoffrey Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey Anderson

In his State of the Union address, President Obama laid out strategies for better education, better energy production, better transportation and better job creation. All of these strategies are key to a stronger American economy.

Why Sputnik?

Bill Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Schneider

I was around for the launching of Sputnik in 1957. It created a huge wave of shock and paranoia. Obama was trying to create a mood of crisis in the country, and for a reason: That's the only way we get things done.

America's "Can't Do" Attitude

Seth Shostak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Seth Shostak

Today's youth are building new things. Look at Facebook or Google. But maybe that's a problem: too many of them are.

SOTU: The Dollar Gap Between Rhetoric and Reality

Marshall Auerback | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marshall Auerback

The ultimate paradox facing the president -- and the country as a whole -- is that while innovation, education and infrastructure are necessary ingredients for global competitive success, they offer no guarantee.

Our Sputnik Moment

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

This was not the eloquent speech that the president is capable of delivering. His tone throughout was conversational and steady, rather than pointed.

Obama's Economic Philosophy

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Likosky

President Obama reaffirmed his economic philosophy in the State of the Union address -- a government that works, invests, delivers opportunity, and that we can believe in. It is a lean government, not a big government.

The 30/10 Initiative Revisited

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

What is the best way to promote economic development and hiring? My vote is for a new New Deal which helps communities accelerate construction of overdue projects.

Experts Agree U.S. Water Infrastructure in Trouble

Michael Deane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Deane

When municipalities work in tandem with private water service providers, the end result is likely to be more efficient, transparent and a better value for the customer.

Green News Report: January 18, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The sun a...

Green News Report: January 13, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Australia...

American Economic Highway: More Onramps, Less Roadblocks

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Likosky

Our country faces astounding infrastructure needs. And nearly every governor and mayor -- Democrat or Republican -- is pressing for more investment.

Green News Report: January 11, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The final...

This Week in Infrastructure: Bills, Quotes, Op-Eds

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Likosky

BILLS AND PLANS Reducing Lead in Drinking Water S. 3973 Signed into Law 1/4/2011 Bipartisan Co-sponsorship Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) Senator Jame...

Green News Report: January 6, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The new m...

On Day One, Republicans Cripple Construction Industry

Rep. Joe Courtney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Joe Courtney

It took just hours for the new Republican House majority to craft a dangerous set of rules that threatens not just the way Congress works, but puts American jobs on the line as well.

Subway and Regional Connector Chugging Along into 2011

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

The new year has just begun and already there's good news for our planned Westside Subway and Regional Connector, two key 30/10 Measure R transit proj...