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Monday, August 27, 2012

Did Air Conditioning Lead To The Rise Of A New South?

(Flickr/Yoni Lerner)

Author John Steele Gordon looks at the role air conditioning played in the South becoming a political powerhouse — especially a Republican powerhouse. Thanks to AC and desegregation, Gordon writes, the South was able to develop. People wanted to live there — companies wanted to move there.


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

October 8 121 Comments

Michael Bloomberg Takes Climate Fight To Cities

New York's former mayor and Vancouver's mayor Gregor Robertson are pushing for climate change policies at the city level.

October 8 4 Comments

John Fogerty Talks Creedence, And Life After

He was the creative force behind one of the biggest bands in the world, Creedence Clearwater Revival.

October 7 231 Comments

Lawsuit Challenges Transgender Locker Room Access At Planet Fitness

We hear a counterargument to our conversation earlier this week about how to accommodate transgender people in gyms.

October 7 12 Comments

‘I Drive Your Truck’ Songwriter Now Drives Her Brother’s Truck

Like the real-life story that inspired her hit song, Connie Harrington now drives a pickup truck to remember a loved one who died.