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Thursday, July 31, 2014

EPA Holds Public Hearings On Climate Change Plan

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials Nick Hutson, from left, Fred Thompson, and Julia Miller listen to public testimony during a hearing on tougher pollution restrictions, Tuesday, July 29 in Atlanta. (David Goldman/AP)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials Nick Hutson, from left, Fred Thompson, and Julia Miller listen to public testimony during a hearing on tougher pollution restrictions, Tuesday, July 29 in Atlanta. (David Goldman/AP)

The Environmental Protection Agency proposed a new Clean Power Plan in June, as part of a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

This week, the EPA has held public hearings in Atlanta, Denver, Washington D.C. and Pittsburgh to allow discussion about the proposed rules, which will gives states until 2016 to come up with plans to meet the federal targets for greenhouse gas reductions.

NPR’s Jeff Brady joins Here & Now’s Robin Young from Pittsburgh, where the final meetings are being held today and tomorrow.

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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.

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June 25 79 Comments

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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.

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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.