Ken Dufalla keeps an eye on the rivers and streams in Green County, Pa. He and other trained citizens watch for fish kills and chemicals in the water from coal and fracking sites, and they have identified contamination. He works with the Izaak Walton League.
"11:11" by Rodrigo y Gabriela; "Bird on a Wire" by Katey Sagal & the Forest Rangers
Pete Ferrell is a fourth generation rancher, and sees himself as a steward of the land rather than a property owner. Since the late 1800s, his family has found ways to harness wind power. Now Pete has turned half his ranch into a wind farm. He tells Dick Gordon about the opposition he encountered along the way.
Deborah Dunbar was born and raised in Flint Michigan, just eight blocks from Buick headquarters. She spent 10 years working at two auto parts plants. When she was laid off, it seemed no one was hiring automotive workers. But a local recruiter introduced her to a booming new industry: medical manufacturing. Deborah is now using the same exact skills she used to make car parts to make artificial knees, elbows, and hips.Also in this episode: from nanotechnology to small business.
Guest host Alex Chadwick talks with Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer about the oil that spilled in the Yellowstone River last month. Alex gets an update on the clean-up and talks to the governor about Montana as an energy state.