Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna defends his legal challenge of healthcare reform, explains why he thinks the law passed by Congress this week is unconstitutional. McKenna explains why this kind of Federal government intervention is unprecedented in American history and what he tells citizens who call his office to disagree. Plus, how the controversy has sparked dueling Facebook pages.
In the late 1800s, John Huelsdonk headed up the Hoh River to tame the last frontier in America, the interior of the Olympic Peninsula. He stood against the Federal Government, who wanted to turn his homestead into a National Park; the case went all the way to the Supreme Court. Huelsdonk won the court case and his family still lives on the land today.
Gary Snyder is called the Poet Laureate of Ecology because his poems, inspired by the North Cascades, challenge us to ask deeper environmental questions.
It's the newest trend in wine-making that combines science and agriculture with astrology, mysticism and spirituality. Biodynamic wine makers use almost pagan-like rituals to produce their wines, promising to infuse them with as much cosmic karma as grape juice. Producer Jenny Cunningham shows us how biodynamic wine is made. Does it really make a better wine, or is it just vintner voodoo?
It's no secret that the Hanford Nuclear Reservation is one of the most contaminated places on the planet. The Government is spending billions of dollars in an attempt to stop the nuclear waste from reaching the Columbia River. How bad is the problem, and can it be fixed fast enough?