- Broadcast of Forum event on energy independence and security
As the price of a gallon of gasoline climbs above three dollars, the search for an alternative to Middle Eastern oil is becoming a greater priority for the nation. But what are the alternatives, and how realistic is it that they will replace oil as our main source of fuel for transportation? And if importing oil from unstable regions remains a large part of the energy equation, how does the United States maintain its security? These were some of the issues discussed in the UBS Forum on April 17.9:06 a.m.
Anne Korin: Co-director, Institute for the Analysis of Global Security and chair, Set America Free Coalition
John Felmy: Chief economist, American Petroleum Institute.
J. Drake Hamilton: Science policy director for Fresh Energy.
Ed Garvey: Director, Minnesota Office of Energy Security.
- Reforming "dropout factories"
Epidemic. Crisis. Educators use these words to describe the dropout problem. But no one really knows how big the problem is because states can make up their own criteria for deciding which students are considered dropouts. A recent study shows the problem is far worse in the nation's cities than in the suburbs.10:06 a.m.
Meria Carstarphen: Superintendent of St. Paul public schools.
John Bridgeland: CEO of Civic Enterprises. He's one of the authors of a new study on the impact of service learning on the dropout problem. He also authored a study in 2006 that surveyed dropouts.
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