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Sat, Jul 13, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
Sat, Jul 13, 2013 -- 1:00 PM Climate One --Bill McKibben and Antonia Juhasz: A Better Way Forward

Authors and advocates Bill McKibben and Antonia Juhasz say the power of oil companies must be reduced by a popular movement to make any progress on stabilizing the earth's operating system. The fossil fuel lobby is now blocking any meaningful policies in that direction. The way to do that, they say, is for universities and cities like San Francisco to divest their portfolios of fossil fuel stocks -- a tactic modeled on successful divestment campaigns aimed at South Africa. McKibben and Juhasz join the program to discuss how the world is facing some very serious choices - and can find a better way forward.

Fri, Jul 12, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
Fri, Jul 12, 2013 -- 2:00 AM The New York Times Global Forum --The Next New World

How is "The Next New World" changing your job, your workplace, and your competition? How are cyberattacks and monetary crises the new national security threats - threats to global businesses as well as nations? And how are brands threatened as never before by new players? Thomas Friedman hosted a global forum on "The Next New World" on June 20 in San Francisco.

Thu, Jul 11, 2013 -- 8:00 PM
Thu, Jul 11, 2013 -- 8:00 PM The New York Times Global Forum -- The Next New World

How is "The Next New World" changing your job, your workplace, and your competition? How are cyberattacks and monetary crises the new national security threats - threats to global businesses as well as nations? And how are brands threatened as never before by new players? Thomas Friedman hosts a global forum on "The Next New World" on June 20 in San Francisco.

Thu, Jul 11, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
Thu, Jul 11, 2013 -- 2:00 AM BURN: An Energy Journal -- The Switch

The nation's power grid, the patchwork system that transmits and distributes electricity from plants to consumers, is aging and stretched to capacity -- especially in summer months when users face triple-digit temperatures, violent storms and power outages. The program examines the state of America's electric power grid and the science needed to modernize it. Can 21st Century electrical engineers use "smart grid" technology to prevent power outages? What are the challenges involved in linking new sources of energy, such as wind and solar, to the grid?

Wed, Jul 10, 2013 -- 8:00 PM
Wed, Jul 10, 2013 -- 8:00 PM Burn: An Energy Journal

The Switch -- The nation's power grid, the patchwork system that transmits and distributes electricity from plants to consumers, is aging and stretched to capacity -- especially in summer months when users face triple-digit temperatures, violent storms and power outages. The program examines the state of America's electric power grid and the science needed to modernize it. Can 21st century electrical engineers use "smart grid" technology to prevent power outages? What are the challenges involved in linking new sources of energy, such as wind and solar, to the grid?

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