February 20, 2007

Ethanol: The Fuel Of Tomorrow

Guest: Brian Jennings.

The price of oil has driven the rise of ethanol as a potential alternative, but some still remain skeptical, questioning the environmental impact of ethanol production. Today on Focus we'll have the second of two programs looking at the pros and cons of ethanol with guest Brian Jennings, Executive Vice President of the American Coalition for Ethanol.

February 15, 2007

Renewable Energy

John Perlin, Writer, Historian and Environmentalist and Director of Solar/Energy Efficiency Implementation at the University of California Santa Barbara Student Affairs

January 10, 2007

Earth’s Sustainability: Good News and Bad

Guest: Jonathan Andrew Foley.

Today, more people than ever before face real threats from food shortages, water scarcity, and environmental pollution. As the world's population continues to grow, will changes in the global environment mean even more people will find their health and well-being threatened? Today on Focus, we'll talk human health and security with Jonathan Andrew Foley, Professor of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences and Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin.

October 05, 2006

Bioethical Challenges in a Twenty-First Century World

Guest: Mark Siegler, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Chicago.

The forebears of today's doctors could have only dreamed of the modern medical technology commonly in use today. But even as these tools have generated ethical challenges as fast as they simplify physical ones. When do we start and stop treatment? How do we decide whether we are doing more harm than good? Today on Focus, we're joined by Dr. Mark Siegler to discuss ethics in today's medicine.

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