Jun
06
2008

Michael Dorsey on cap and trade, Ken Picard on Al-Jazeera in Burlington

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This week on CounterSpin: Media present the cap and trade legislation currently being debated in the U.S. Senate as the green alternative to the voluntary approaches of pro-industry types. But does cap and trade work at reducing global warming causing emissions? And is it the only alternative? We'll talk to Michael Dorsey, Professor of global environmental policy at Dartmouth College.

Also on CounterSpin today, Al-Jazeera English has found it nearly impossible to crack the U.S. television market, with only 2 or 3 cable providers willing to offer the news channel to its subscribers. Now one of those companies—Burlington Telecom in Vermont—might be pulling the plug. We'll talk to Ken Picard, a reporter with Seven Days newspaper, who's been covering the issue.

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— Michael Dorsey's Dartmouth College faculty page

Al Jazeera International to Cover Burlington Telecom Meeting, by Ken Picard (Seven Days, 5/26/08)