Mon, Apr 20, 2009 -- 9:00 AM
Oracle Buys Sun Microsystems / The 2009 Goldman Environmental PrizeDownload audio (MP3)
In a deal worth about $7.4 billion, business software maker Oracle Corp. says it has entered into an agreement to buy server builder Sun Microsystems. We discuss the deal in the first half hour. In the second half hour, we turn to the 20th Annual Goldman Environmental Prize which was awarded to grassroots activists from around the world today. We talk with recipients including Maria Gunnoe, a West Virginian who battled against King Coal and mountaintop removal, and Rizwana Hasan who worked to end the dangerous ship breaking industry in Bangladesh.
Host: Michael Krasny
- Gordon Haff, principal IT adviser at Illuminata Inc. (first half hour)
- Joseph Grundfest, former commissioner at the Securities and Exchange Commission, professor of law and business and co-director of the Rock Center on Corporate Governance at Stanford Law School (first half hour)
- Maria Gunnoe, organizer with the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition and 2009 Goldman Environmental Prize recipient for North America (second half hour)
- Syeda Rizwana Hasan, lawyer and executive director of the Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association, a public interest firm and 2009 Goldman Environmental Prize Recipient for Asia (second half hour)