Daily Archives: April 4, 2019

Shoot For The Moon: Looking Back 50 Years Since The Apollo Lunar Landing | On Point

In this photo taken Dec. 27, 2018, the moon, in a waning gibbous phase and briefly visible on an otherwise cloudy day, is seen from Seattle. (Elaine Thompson/AP)

With Meghna Chakrabarti April 02, 2019

As the 50th anniversary of the first Apollo moon landing approaches, we’ll take a fresh look at one of humankind’s most audacious efforts, and whether a 21st century moonshot is worth aiming for.

Guests

Douglas Brinkley, presidential historian and professor of history at Rice University in Houston. (@RiceUniversity). Author of “American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race.”

Alex Stuckey, NASA, science and environment reporter for the Houston Chronicle. Co-host of the Chronicle’s podcast “Cigarettes and Rocket Fuel,” a week-by-week dramatization of the 1969 Apollo missions and the U.S.-Soviet space race. Pulitzer Prize winner. (@alexdstuckey)

Under Trump, You Can Drill On Public Land For $1.50 Per Acre. Who’s Buying? | On Point

In this April 24, 2015 file photo, pump jacks work in a field near Lovington, N.M. (Charlie Riedel, File/AP)

With Meghna Chakrabarti April 03, 2019

America’s public lands are being leased for oil and gas speculation for less than a cup of coffee per acre. We look at the push and the pushback.

Guests

Carl Segerstrom, contributing editor at High County News. (@Carlschirps)

Amy Myers Jaffe, David M. Rubenstein senior fellow for energy and the environment, and director of the program on energy security and climate change at the Council on Foreign Relations. Co-chair of the Columbia University Center on Global Energy Policy’s Women in Energy Steering Committee. Co-author of “Oil, Dollars, Debt and Crises: The Global Curse of Black Gold.” (@AmyJaffeenergy)