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NPR Specials: How I Built This - Nolan Bushnell

May 2, 2017
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Before he turned 40, Nolan Bushnell founded two brands that permanently shaped the way Americans amuse themselves: the iconic video game system Atari, and the frenetic family restaurant Chuck E. Cheese's.

NPR Specials: Can Our Connected Lives Be Green and Safe?

Apr 10, 2017
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The "Internet of things" promises a world with smart connected devices such as refrigerators that automatically order food and robots that anticipate our desires. On today’s show we hear how that vision is coupled with a push to run those machines, and our online lives, on cleaner power. California plans to get half of its energy from renewable sources but some advocates say the state should make a national statement by aiming for 100% clean electricity.

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As the Trump administration begins ironing out its strategy in the Middle East, America Abroad examines what my lie ahead in regards to Israel, Syria, Iran, and the fight against ISIS. This episode offers broad analysis of the current situation in these areas and the choices the new president faces. We also look at the state of the US State Department how that impacts the dynamics in the region.

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The Trump administration has moved quickly to reverse some of the previous administration’s energy and climate policies. But not all Republicans are on the same page when it comes to climate. Those on the so-called eco-right say action is needed to promote clean energy and prevent climate disruption. On today’s program we hear how Republican renegades find climate solutions in conservative principles, and what we can do when climate denial isn’t just present in the halls of government, but actually controls the levers of power.

NPR Specials: Hamilton - A Story of US

Feb 27, 2017
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A Rerun of Hamilton: A Story of US, is a one hour special that features the voices of students, the Hamilton cast members, biographer Ron Chernow, the irresistible super hit Hamilton score, and Pulitzer Prize winner Lin-Manuel Miranda.