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Dan Fagin: "Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation"

For two generations, chemical companies in Toms River, N.J., dumped toxic waste. For this month’s Environmental Outlook, Diane and her guest discuss the life of a small town ravaged by industrial pollution.

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The Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline & Ongoing Debate Over US Energy Policy

The oil industry and labor unions are pushing the Obama administration to approve the Canada-to-Mexico Keystone pipeline: The ongoing debate over the future of U.S. energy policy.


Outside the Supreme Court, The Arguments Continue

As oral arguments were held Tuesday in the first of two same-sex-marriage cases inside the Supreme Court, the steps and sidewalks outside were transformed into a public forum of sorts on the issue.

The Browning Of A Nation

America's minorities are quickly becoming the majority, and the population shift is happening sooner than expected. That's coming as a surprise to older Americans according to demographer William Frey of the Brookings Institution. Host Michel Martin talks with Frey about what challenges might come from this 'cultural generation gap.'

Indian Nations Squeezed By Sequester

Some areas of the country are barely feeling the impact of sequestration cuts, but the effects are very real in Indian nations. Host Michel Martin finds out more from Amber Ebarb of the National Congress of American Indians and Lacey Horn, Treasurer of the Cherokee Nation.

How Will America Cope With Diversity Changes?

Tell Me More continues the conversation about America's increasingly diverse population. Host Michel Martin looks at how communities and governments are responding to the changes with Danielle Belton of Clutch Magazine, Univision's Fernando Vila, and Howard Dodson, a Howard University historian.

At First Of Gay-Marriage Cases, Skepticism About Whether Court Should Weigh In

The justices began two days of high-profile oral arguments with many questions about whether they should even consider ruling on the merits of California's Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage in that state.

Sequester Forces National Parks To Cut Costs

The National Parks Service is among the federal agencies starting to feel the pain of across-the-board budget cuts. The service is trying to cut spending this spring, rather than in the summer when most visitors tour parks.