FROM Audra Parker
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.
Will the march for science politicize objective research? Protesters are gathering all over the country for tomorrow's Earth Day March for Science. Since President Trump has proposed massive cuts in basic scientific research, will the movement be perceived as partisan politics — whether scientists themselves like it or not?
In Janesville, WI, Middle America meets the new American dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn't prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. We hear what's happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.