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Monday, August 06, 2007

yay for the Speaker!

This is truly good news -- though, I'm sorry to add, still not good enough -- about the House energy bill. It includes a rollback -- finally! -- on tax subsidies for big oil companies, and a provision requiring power utilities to deliver at least 15 percent renewable energy. Nancy Pelosi is a heroine to have done this, but bigger thinking is required. Remember, scientists tell us we need to cut greenhouse gas emissions by more than 50 percent as soon as possible.

Friday, August 03, 2007

to the best of our knowledge, sunday

I just taped an interview about The Mommy Brain with Jim Fleming of "To The Best of Our Knowledge," the Wisconsin Public Radio show. It's for a program on the malleable mind, to air this Sunday. I've long been a fan of this show, but Fleming's fabulous mellow voice and delightful questions re-inspired me all over again.