This summer, British and Canadian researchers plan to test new technology for releasing previously unrecoverable energy trapped in heavy oil deposits. It works by stimulating tiny microbes to chew up the sticky, tar-like heavy oil and metabolize it into natural gas. Guest: Steve Larter, New Castle University, University of Calgary
Burmese communities in the United States have been following the aftermath of the cyclone closely. The Takeaway talks with Mya Htay, who works at Rangoon Burmese Restaurant in Philadelphia. Her mother is one of the restaurant's three co-owners, and the staff has been trying to cope with trauma and uncertainty this week.
One man who witnessed the devastation of the Burmese cyclone first-hand was Jens Orback; the former Swedish politician was visiting Rangoon last week, to meet with pro-democracy activists and Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Orbach about his experience.
Burma's ruling military government was ill-prepared to handle the aftermath of this weekend's cyclone and some critics of the government now wonder whether the disaster has shaken the generals' grip on power
The Takeaway talks with Howard about how the prices of fuel and the prices of grain (corn, soybeans) affect the price of Hatchland Dairy milk at the retailer. Guest: Howard Hatch, a dairy farmer at Hatchland Dairy, North Haverhill, New Hampshire.