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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Is Hoarding Light Bulbs A Bright Idea?

Massive home furnishings retailor, Ikea, prepares to stop selling all of its incandescent bulbs for good. (AP)

Not everyone is happy that under a 2007 energy law, old-style incandescent light bulbs will be phased out starting in January 2012. The federal government says it’s not a ban. But the change is prompting some people to hoard incandescents, which haven’t changed much since Edison invented them. We speak with Nolan Finley, editorial page editor of the Detroit News.


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Spotlight

From controversial new textbooks to a Maverick family reunion, here are stories from Jeremy Hobson's week in Houston and San Antonio.

Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

June 26 4 Comments

What Happens When Mavericks Gather For Family Reunion

Their family name inspired the English word we know today. We drop in on their unusual family reunion in San Antonio.

June 25 79 Comments

Controversial New Textbooks Go Into Use This Fall In Texas

The books contain information challenged by academics, that critics say is making education far too political.

June 24 9 Comments

Houston’s Mayor On Race, Roads And Gay Rights

Jeremy Hobson sits down with Annise Parker, the city's second female mayor and first openly gay mayor.

June 24 Comment

10 Years Later: Hurricane Katrina Evacuees In Houston

Syeda Hasan of Houston Public Media spoke with two New Orleans evacuees about what it took to call Houston home.