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Capitalism and environmental sustainability

The bridge at the edge of the world: capitalism, the environment, and crossing from crisis to sustainability by James Gustave Speth suggests that our current emphasis on economic growth does not allow for critical environmental protections. Columnist Frank Cagle responds to some of the ideas in the book. (Recorded June 15, 2011)

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Melissa Brenneman

Melissa listens to hours of podcasts on most days. She started the habit with the intention of taking long walks, but podcasts proved to be more addicting than exercise. She records, edits and mixes podcasts for the library.
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Alan May

Alan May works as a reference librarian at Lawson McGhee Library. In his spare time, he reads and writes poetry. May's most recent books are Dead Letters (2008) and More Unknowns (2014). His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The New York Quarterly, The Hollins Critic, New Orleans Review, Plume, and others.