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July 7, 2014: Brian Mann, Campbell Brown, Bob Howarth and Tony Ingraffea, Bill Mahoney


North Country Public Radio’s Brian Mann will report on the citizens of Lac-Megantic where one year ago yesterday, July 6, 2013, a 74-car train carrying crude oil derailed in that Quebec community killing dozens of people.

Former CNN anchor Campbell Brown, Founder and Board Chair of the Partnership for Educational Justice discusses a legal challenge to teacher tenure that she is hoping to mount by the end of the summer her in New York. The court is based on a landmark case in California called, “Vergara vs. California” which voided tenure on the grounds that school children have a constitutional right to an equal opportunity to succeed in school. – Newsday

Robert W. Howarth, Ph.D., the David R. Atkinson Professor of Ecology and Environmental Biology, Cornell University & Founding Editor, Biogeochemistry; and A. R. Ingraffea, Ph.D., P.E., the Dwight C. Baum Professor of Engineering and Weiss Presidential Teaching Fellow at Cornell University discuss Howarth’s research paper, “A bridge to nowhere: methane emissions and the greenhouse gas footprint of natural gas.”

NYPIRG’s Bill Mahoney explains gaming bidders lobby and campaign expenditures.

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