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2012 Was A Big Year For Fossil Fuels

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Energy independence is something that has eluded America for decades. Major new oil discoveries and the growing use of hydraulic fracking technology have made 2012 a seminal year for energy companies, and may indeed secure the countries energy supply in the future. But other fossil fuel companies found 2012 to be a tough year. Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin explores the year in fossil fuels with guests J. Robinson West of PFC Energy, a global consulting firm specializing in oil and gas, and James Stevenson, associate director of North American Coal for the consulting group IHS.

From Trembling Teacher To Seasoned Mentor: How Tim Gunn Made It Work

Gunn, the mentor to young designers on Project Runway, has been a teacher and educator for decades. But he spent his childhood "absolutely hating, hating, hating, hating school," he says.

How Do We Get To Love At 'First Bite'?

It's the season of food, and British food writer Bee Wilson has a book on how our food tastes are formed. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with her about her new book, "First Bite: How We Learn to Eat."

Osceola At The 50-Yard Line

The Seminole Tribe of Florida works with Florida State University to ensure it that its football team accurately presents Seminole traditions and imagery.

Payoffs For Prediction: Could Markets Help Identify Terrorism Risk?

In a terror prediction market, people would bet real money on the likelihood of attacks. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Stephen Carter about whether such a market could predict — and deter — attacks.

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