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November 13, 2008

Rethinking Hydropower

Rethinking Hydro Power

Politicians are all talking about alternative sources of energy. One such energy source is hydroelectric power, something Fred Ayer knows a lot about. Fred is a fisheries expert who's been involved with hydroelectric projects for decades. After emotional court battles over dam construction took a personal toll on him, Fred started consulting with environmental groups. He talks to Dick Gordon about how he now uses his expertise to  bring together opposing sides. Recently, he helped negotiate the successful purchase of three dams along the Penobscot River.

Finding A New Faith

Josh Greene grew up trying to be the perfect son in a highly religious Pentecostal family. He went to church several times a week, didn't drink, didn't smoke, and didn't date. The only rule he broke was listening to rock and roll music. Much to his parents' dismay, Josh eventually decided to break with the church. But now that Josh's own son is growing up, he has to revisit those lingering religious tensions and expectations-with his parents, and with himself.

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