The leading candidates for president are all counting on clean energy to create new jobs. But will those political promises come to pass? Living on Earth's Jeff Young says the election year battleground state of Ohio could offer some answers.
Creating green jobs in the next decade will spur the American economy towards future growth. That's according to Dr. Joseph Stiglitz, a 2001 Nobel Prize winner and economics professor at Columbia University, who talked with host Steve Curwood.
Emma Simpson reports that Russia's recent economic boom seems to have bypassed the country's rural communities, and while the finances of Russian city-dwellers have improved under President Vladimir Putin,
Stanford law professor and web icon Lawrence Lessig talks to Faith about why he's decided to set aside his fight to ease online copyright restrictions to tackle corruption and the influence of money in politics.
The European Union today leveled a record 1.5-billion dollar fine against software giant, Microsoft, for failing to comply with a 2004 ruling on anti-trust activity, as The World's Clark Boyd has details.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with The World's Mary-Kay Magistad in Beijing about China's water problems: officials have redirected water from several Chinese provinces to the capital, Beijing, to prepare for this summer's Olympics
Michael Pollan about the worry over world wheat supplies; the price of wheat has soared to record highs recently and meanwhile the World Food Program of the United Nations is warning that expensive wheat could soon force the agency