Santa Barbara Oil Spill, Silicon Valley Teens, Inside the World of FBI Informants

It could take months to clean up the oil spill that has blanketed Santa Barbara’s coastline and threatened wildlife. We get an update and find out how a 1969 spill along the same coast helped spark the environmental movement. Boing Boing’s Xeni Jardin explains the significance of Spotify’s move beyond music. And we meet one of Silicon Valley’s new hi-tech workers: a teenager. Also, the FBI relies on more than 15 thousand informants, but what happens when the agency doesn’t need them anymore?

Banner Image: Oil spill cleanup efforts on Santa Barbara’s coastline. Photo Credit: Saul Gonzalez