This week, we check in on a program aiming to combat obesity at an early stage – elementary school. Plus, we chat with the future assistant superintendent for secondary education for Columbia public schools.
The Obama Administration announced yesterday that the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline has been delayed until after the 2012 presidential election. Some say that’s convenient since environmental groups have used the construction of the pipeline as a test of the president’s environmental commitment.
Congress strengthened The Clean Air Act over twenty years ago, but air pollution is still a concern in cities and towns all over America. NPR's special investigation, Poisoned Places looks at some of the factories and power plants that are polluting the air and poisoning communities.