Brave New World of Alternative Energy
We look at alternative energy outside of the mainstream with Steve Connors, professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Among the technologies we profile are the 'wind belt' which is being developed by Shawn Frayne; the Dragon Power Station developed by Terry Kenney; and Powerleap, which is the brain child of Elizabeth Redmond
At least 168 Marines have committed suicide since the US invaded Iraq in 2003, and so far this year at least 25 Marines have killed themselves. But the Marines are trying to deal with the problem. The Corps offers training for young Marines to help them recognize suicide warning signs in their comrades. Tony Perry, the San Diego bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times, attended some of those training sessions and joins us to talk about what he's seen.
Srebrenica Survivor Responds to Karadzic's Arrest
Muhamed Durakovic and his father fled through the forest to escape the massacre of thousands of Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica in 1995. We speak to Durakovic about the arrest of the man responsible for the massacre, Radovan Karadzic.
Cable Television Satire
We revisit a conversation we had with Bill Flanagan, who's book "New Bedlam" comes out in paperback next week. The book tells the story of Bobby Kahn, a disgraced reality T.V. executive who looks to salvage his career by taking a job with a struggling cable television network based in Rhode Island. The world of television is one that Flanagan knows well: he's a CBS Sunday Morning commentator and an Executive Vice President of MTV Networks.
This program aired on July 23, 2008.