Politics & Policy

Not just talk: policy leads to law which leads to action, but the politics behind going green are complicated.

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Planet Forward Correspondent | Northeastern University
In a fight that extends from a small, native Alaskan village all the way to Washington, short-term economic benefits clash with long-term environmental responsibility.
EPA Washington DC

The Environmental Protection Agency has been running under Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler, formerly the deputy administrator, since Scott Pruitt resigned in July 2018. (Flickr/Creative Commons)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Middlebury College
Meet Andrew Wheeler, the quieter, more potent follow-up to Scott Pruitt's tumultuous EPA reign. But at more than 100 days out, the agency has not confirmed the acting administrator.
Nebraska's PBS & NPR stations
As the nation finds itself recovering from yet another record-setting and devastating hurricane, NET’s “On the Table” looks at how farmers and ranchers receive federal disaster relief.
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San Francisco at sunset. (Vicki Deng/Reed College)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Reed College
What will the world look like if science gets lost in the reds and blues when it is most needed? As politics and science stray from each other, scientists must inject themselves into the political conversation to save our planet.
Nebraska's PBS & NPR stations
In Episode 5 of NET's “On the Table,” we grapple with the shift toward polarization in American politics. Today’s political landscape is marked by partisan ideology and the farm bill is no exception.
Nebraska's PBS & NPR stations
Sales of organic food have been growing fast and show no signs of slowing down. But what do consumers think they’re buying? In Episode 4 of NET’s “On The Table,” we look at what "organic" means.
Nebraska's PBS & NPR stations
In Episode 3 of NET’s “On the Table,” NPR’s Dan Charles introduces us to a group of farmers with their noses in the dirt and explains why food companies could soon start labeling their products as soil friendly.
Nebraska's PBS & NPR stations
It's the largest hunger program in the federal government and, for people and families who can't afford enough food, it can determine whether or not they go hungry. NET's Grant Gerlock and reporters from Harvest Public Media look at SNAP.
Nebraska's PBS & NPR stations
These are the stories of where our food comes from, the people who make it, and why one law could change everything. Join NET's Grant Gerlock as he serves up the Farm Bill in delectable audio morsels.
Colorado State University
With our public lands under attack, I imagine a future where our parks are celebrated, not for the natural wonders within them, but for the resources we extract from them.

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