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Drilling site in Dimock, Pa.
Drilling site in Dimock, Pa.
Brandi Lukas

May 23, 2012 Show

Jeff Dick, a geologist and former oil man, leased his land in Ohio to a company looking for natural gas by fracturing underground rock. He says he's at ease with the risks of fracking. Also in this show: veterinarians in Ithaca, N.Y., are investigating the effects of fracking on farm animals, a competitive rower is rowing across the North Atlantic Ocean to the Olympics in London, a producer sends an audio postcard from Newfoundland, and the Cowboy Junkies' front man speaks.


"Back Bay Shuffle" by Artie Shaw; "Beirut" by The Shrew; and "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" performed by the Cowboy Junkies.

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