Dr. Devra Davis, an environmental health expert and author, tells us how Donora, PA slowly awakened America's need for the Clean Air Act. Mom's Clean Air Force are mothers concerned about the effects of two different sources of air pollution. In Pennsylvania, parents guard their children's health against chemicals associated with fracking. In Orlando, we meet a mom engineer/artist who uses her paintings to express her concern about a nearby power plant. Don Anair of the Union of Concerned Scientists talks electric cars, evolving attitudes about carpools and rideshares, and whether or not car ownership is worth the price of admission.
Kentucky's state dance is alive and well in Owensboro at the Lanham Brothers Jamboree; Hopkinsville is home to the nation's largest producer of bowling balls, at Ebonite International; the Falls of Rough and Rough River Dam are a vacationer's paradise; and a Danish artist brings Forest Giants to the giant forest at Bernheim in Bullitt & Nelson counties.
Comment on Kentucky
Journalists from around the state discuss the news of the week with host Bill Bryant, including the latest political buzz about the primary races. Guests: Linda Blackford, Lexington Herald-Leader; Ryland Barton, Kentucky Public Radio; and Tom Loftus, Louisville Courier Journal.
In his latest Making $ense column, Phil Moeller of PBS explains the levels of Medicare eligibility and different signup periods and responds to viewer questions about Medicare, senior care, and Social Security.
Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World
Meet the brilliant minds throughout history, from Galileo to Edwin Hubble, responsible for creating the telescope. Today, their invention allows humanity to reach the furthest limits of seeing – 13 billion light-years out.
Dr. Tuckson speaks with Dr. Lori Caloia, medical director of Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness.
Ecosense for Living
Dr. Katharine Wilkinson, the senior writer of DrawDown, tells us how much our food choices affect our health and climate change. In New Orleans, the Audubon Nature Society promotes an annual sustainable seafood dinner. "Bug Apetit!" explores serving up a better future. Take crickets, for instance! High in protein, they're hopping into popular culture in New York City and London.
Young at Heart's group of octogenarians keep the classics alive by performing throughout Central Kentucky, Maple Ridge Soaps in Bracken County makes soap the natural and 2800 B.C. way, and western Kentucky's The Savage Radley sing about small-town Kentucky life.