Alabama-born biologist, E.O. Wilson, returns to Mobile and looks at its spirit and culture. He is accompanied by documentary photographer Alex Harris. Together they travel the swamps and tidal lands of the delta.
It took nine years, but earlier this week the Cape Wind Project got the go-ahead. Pete Ferrell is a rancher in Kansas who fought and won a similar fight.Also in this episode, Mike Cianchette was a project operations manager at Stetson Mountain -- New England's largest wind farm.
Jean always loved math. But when she was a young woman in the 1940s, there weren't many job opportunities for female math majors. When she heard about a job crunching numbers for a military research project, she jumped at the chance. Jean went on to help program one of the world's first computers. Also on the show: an eco tinkerer goes off the grid.
Duane Chapman is a researcher with the US Geologic Survey exploring high tech ways to control the exploding Asian carp population. But he wasn't always working to contain the invasive species. Also in this episode, more than one fisherman has suggested a straightforward way of dealing with Asian Carp - eat them, all of them. Dan Collision and Elizabeth Meister are two journalists who went out on the Illinois River to look into that argument. Plus, Rachel Friedman's protest.
Former Marine Corps Drill Sergeant Jerry Ensminger has been on 15-year crusade to convince the public that the tap water at the Marine Corps base Camp Lejeune caused his daughter's death from Leukemia.
Dick speaks with Mary Simon, president of Canada’s national Inuit organization, the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami. Simon grew up in a rural Quebecois trading post without roads, and now travels constantly representing 55,000 Inuit from the country’s northernmost reaches.