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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • The best ways to save energy? Tell us what works for you.
    The online magazine Slate decided to find out what its readers think are the best ways to save energy. The top vote getters include getting rid of lawns and cheaper solar shingles. Slate columnist Daniel Gross talks about what he has done to try to live the energy efficient life.9:06 a.m.
    Daniel Gross: Moneybox columnist for Slate and senior editor and columnist for Newsweek. Gross leads The Efficient Life on Slate, the first in a series of projects that seeks solutions from readers and then asks them to vote online for their favorites. Gross is testing some of the suggestions in his own house.
  • Life through a lens
    The spectacular new nature series Life spotlights the plant life of the Minnesota prairie and Ely's north woods through the work of photographer Jim Brandenburg. Brandenburg talks about how the BBC production team used a new film technique to show how plants thrive and survive changes in habitat.9:45 a.m.
    Jim Brandenburg: Photographer and author. He worked on the production of the Plants episode of the BBC documentary series LIFE. The episode airs on The Discovery Channel on Sunday, April 18 at 7:00p.
  • Richard Powers' science-inspired literature
    Novelist Richard Powers was among the early few to have his genetic makeup mapped. His latest work of fiction asks if there were a gene for happiness, should we rid ourselves of discontent?10:06 a.m.
    Richard Powers: Author most recently of "Generosity." He won the National Book award for "The Echo Maker."

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