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Economy of green

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.

Environment

Fueling the food crisis

Some agriculture experts say demand for ethanol is to blame for the global crisis in food prices. They want Congress to back away from aggressive targets. But Living on Earth's Jeff Young finds little appetite for that on Capitol Hill.

Environment

Truck farm

Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, the filmmakers behind the documentary, 'King Corn,' are at it again. This time they've planted rows of vegetables in the back of a Dodge pickup to show that food can be grown just about anywhere. On Living on Earth.

Global Politics

Geo answer

Change is in the air in Nepal, the answer to our Geo Quiz today. Nepal's new national assembly voted today to formally abolish the country's monarchy. Anchor Lisa Mullins gets details from the BBC's Rabindra Mishra in the capital Kathmandu.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit + Geo Answer

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks to musician Dan Zanes about his new Spanish-language album called "Nueva York." The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Mexican port city of Veracruz, located on shores of the Gulf of Mexico. The strategic seaport figures prominently in Mexican history, and the city's traditional music called "son jarocho" figures in the music of Dan Zanes.