Offshore Wind Power: The Promises and the Realities
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Offshore wind is an alternative energy source touted by the Obama Administration. But plans may be delayed by controversy over a project planned for waters off Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard, where the President's on vacation. We hear about green power and global warming, natural beauty and the tourist economy, and what's at stake for America's energy future. Also, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wants opposition leaders prosecuted, and the saga of a child victim of kidnap and rape, held prisoner with her two children for 18 years. Why didn't authorities catch on?
Banner image: Danish wind turbines near Copenhagen, Denmark
Ahmadinejad Wants Opponents Prosecuted ()
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad today demanded that opposition leaders be prosecuted "mercilessly." Just yesterday, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said he was not convinced the reformers conspired in advance to create unrest in the aftermath of Ahmadinejad's disputed election. Michael Slackman is following the story from Cairo for the New York Times.
- Michael Slackman: Cairo Bureau Chief, New York Times
Offshore Wind Power: The Promises and the Realities ()
The Obama Administration has promised a major investment in offshore wind power to reduce dependence on foreign oil and curb global warming. The project closest to getting started is Cape Wind, in shallow waters near Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard, where the President's on vacation. But Horseshoe Shoals were called "sacred grounds" by the late Senator Edward Kennedy, and Cape Wind is the subject of bitter controversy. We hear about green power and global warming, natural beauty and the tourist economy, and what's at stake for America's energy future.
- Beth Daley: Environment Reporter, Boston Globe, @GlobeBethDaley
- Audra Parker: Executive Director, Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound
- Barbara Hill: Executive Director, Clean Power Now
- Willett Kempton: Director of the Center for Carbon-free Power Integration, University of Delaware
Kidnapping Victim Found 18 Years Later ()
While on parole, a sex offender kidnapped an 11-year-old girl, had two children by her and kept all of them in backyard isolation for 18 years. That's the claim of authorities in Antioch, California east of San Francisco. In a phone call with a Sacramento TV station, Phillip Garrido has admitted the 1991 kidnapping and is being held without bail, while Jaycee Lee Dugard, now 29, is in a motel with her two children. Police say she's been re-introduced to her mother. Jaxon Van Derbeken is covering the story for the San Francisco Chronicle.
- Jaxon Van Derbeken: Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle
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