Politics & Policy

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

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.

A technician at the Strategic Petroleum Reserve inspects a crude oil transfer pipe in this 2013 file image. (Photo courtesy the Department of Energy)

Northwestern University
A GOP-lead House energy subcommittee is pushing legislation to require the DOE to lease some of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve facilities, and use the profits to update old equipment and infrastructure, as reported by Medill's Minghe Hu.

(Photo courtesy Andreas Carlgren)

Loyola University Chicago
Sweden's former Minister of the Environment, Andreas Carlgren, instructs students at The Newman Institute in Uppsala, Sweden, and in this Q&A, provides unique insight into the environmental consciousness that pervades the country.

(Caroline Tanner/Medill)

Northwestern University
A Capitol Hill hearing called to discuss the use of technology to address climate change quickly veered into a long debate about how much human activity has contributed to the country’s warming temperature. 
Planet Forward Correspondent | Georgetown University
Ted Roosevelt IV, Susan Eisenhower, Nick Akins, and Denise Fairchild discussed the politics of climate change and asked: Where does the responsibility lie?

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