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The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

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Profiles from the Recession: [VIDEO] Dubuque Smart City: With stimulus, putting the small town back to work

An old factory town in Iowa eyes 'green' future, improved livability -- making good on the President's stimulus plan one year later.

Jun 18th, 2010

BLUEPRINT AMERICA
Profiles from the Recession: [VIDEO] Dubuque Smart City: The green gamble

The residents of Dubuque, Iowa, have signed onto a unique experiment to revitalize their city though a focus on sustainability. Local historian and museum director Jerry Enzler shares a little bit of the background -- where Dubuque came from -- and how and why this focus on sustainability is important for his city’s future.

Jun 17th, 2010

THE NEWSHOUR WITH JIM LEHRER
Video: Politics, Engineering Intersect Over Bay Bridge

In a report from The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, political wrangling can often get in the way of critical infrastructure improvements Case in point: The rebuilding of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (Originally aired: Sept. 29, 2009).

Oct 28th, 2009

THE NEWSHOUR WITH JIM LEHRER
Video: A tax on miles, not gas

In a report from The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, some states are experimenting with controversial new taxes to pay for highway construction. Special correspondent Lee Hochberg reports from Oregon, where officials are looking into charging drivers a tax based on the number of miles they drive in lieu of a highly-debated gas tax.

Oct 16th, 2009

BLUEPRINT AMERICA
America in Gridlock: [VIDEO] Zombie Highways

What do you call a highway program that just keeps going long after its original goals were achieved? A zombie highway. Blueprint America -- with The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer -- goes to Birmingham, Alabama, to look into the Northern Beltline, a road that will cost more than $3 billion, most of which will be paid for by taxpayers nationwide.

Aug 11th, 2009

THE NEWSHOUR WITH JIM LEHRER
America in Gridlock: [VIDEO] Zombie Highways: How to build a Zombie Highway

An exchange with Phillip Wiedmeyer, a leading advocate for Birmingham's Northern Beltline, about the argument for more highway building in Alabama -- it's a how to on Zombie Higways.

Aug 10th, 2009

THE NEWSHOUR WITH JIM LEHRER
America in Gridlock: [VIDEO] Zombie Highways: Highway vs. Nature

Blueprint America correspondent Rick Karr in a web report from Alabama on the environmental impact of building highways, and the growth they can create.

Aug 10th, 2009

BLUEPRINT AMERICA
America in Gridlock: [REPORT] Choke Point: Freight rail improvements in Chicago get the green signal

Blueprint America correspondent Rick Karr updates a NewsHour report on freight rail congestion in the Midwest as a third of a billion dollars in federal subsidies is on its way to the backlogged region.

Jul 15th, 2009

BLUEPRINT AMERICA
America in Gridlock: [REPORT] Choke Point: Getting to the Other Side of the Tracks

Blueprint America correspondent Rick Karr on the impact of freight moving through communities.

Jun 11th, 2009
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