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 Great Speeches And Interviews 
 The Whale that Spoke Human
 Weekly Program
 Steve Curwood,Otis Brawley,Sam Ridgway, Lisa Aliferis,Emmett FitzGerald,Steve Dishart
 Great Speeches And Interviews  
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Students Demand Fossil Fuel Divestment

A generation ago students demanded their universities pull investments out of South Africa to fight Apartheid. Today, activists want to fight climate change emissions using the same tactic. Steve Curwood talks to Harvard students who are asking the college to pull investment from all fossil fuel stocks.

A Doctor Breaks Ranks About Being Sick in America

Otis Brawley, Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President, American Cancer Society; Co-author, How We Do Harm: A Doctor Breaks Ranks About Being Sick in America
Lisa Aliferis, KQED Health Editor - Moderator

Brawley asserts finance is inextricably linked to health care in America’s current system. Even the very procedures patients undergo are frequently determined more by doctors’ expected payment for performing them than their actual appropriateness in mitigating the ailment with which the patient is afflicted.

The Whale that Spoke Human

A new paper from neurobiologist Sam Ridgway argues that at least one beluga whale could imitate human speech patterns. Emmett FitzGerald reports on Noc, the cetacean with the remarkable vocal powers.

The Cost Of Climate Change

Scientists expect more severe storms like Sandy as a result of climate change and insurance companies are paying attention. Steve Dishart, former communications manager for reinsurer Swiss Re, tells host Steve Curwood that rates will rise and some properties will be uninsurable as climate change brings about more weird weather.

Music includes Symphony of Science - Our Biggest Challenge, Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth, Bob Dylan - Like a Rolling Stone, FDR - 1937, Molly Mason & Russ Barenberg - Angel Band, David Rovics - After The Revolution, Roymond - Just Blue, Excerpt from the movie Clueless, Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues, Stevie Wonder - Higher Ground, Chilly Winds - Odetta, Jose Alfredo Jimenez con Mariachi Vargas - Mexican Hat Dance

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