Obama Promises To Address Climate Change This Time Around
June 23, 2013
The president just got back from a trip to Europe meeting with G8 allies and he's off for another big trip soon, to Africa. Meanwhile, he's picking up an issue that critics in his own party say was given short shrift in his first term. Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin speaks with NPR's Mara Liasson about Obama's priorities in his second term.
The Chesapeake Bay once supplied most of the nation's oysters, but overharvesting and disease nearly wiped them out. Now, major public-private efforts to re-establish the oyster as a quality local food product appear to be working. And chefs say the results are sweeter than oysters from other waters.
It's the season of peace and goodwill, but President Obama may have tested the limits of both with comments at his end-of-year news conference. He suggested Republicans would be "crazy" to wage a new debt ceiling fight and seemed to question even his allies' motives on Iran sanctions.
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