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Alison Stewart


Alison Stewart is co-anchor of PBS’s TV and web newsmagazine Need to Know. She has reported and anchored for ABC News, CBS News, NPR, NBC News, MSNBC and MTV News, where she won a Peabody for her work covering the Presidential Elections in 1992. Prior to Joining Need to Know, Alison was the founding host of NPR’s breakthrough multiplatform news program, “The Bryant Park Project,” the first public radio news program to seamlessly incorporate audio, video and social media. She also guest hosted the network’s flagship programs “Weekend Edition” and “Talk of the Nation.” FULL PROFILE»

Word of the day: Retronym

The term “Acoustic guitar” only exists because now there are electric guitars.


Audio: Green design finds a home in Dwell magazine

Dwell’s senior editor Aaron Britt speaks of a future in which green design is no longer a trend but the norm.

The boat beneath Ground Zero

Alison’s take on the remains of that 18th-century sea vessel unearthed at Ground Zero.


Schnitzel on wheels

Ok, I don’t know if he is pounded meat royalty, but the Schnitzel and things is one of the new wave of food truck vendors serving up specific and sometimes gourmet cuisine on street corners.


Audio: Michael Mann on the latest Climategate crusade

In 1998, Michael Mann published a graph that showed the Earth was getting warmer. Now he’s being investigated for fraud. Alison Stewart talks to Mann to get his side of the story.


Audio: The new ice island

Did global warming cause the runaway glacier?


Audio: Skepticism vs. denial about climate change

A NASA climatologist helps separate fact from fiction.


RIP cap and trade

Last week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced that he will not bring a comprehensive climate bill before the Senate this session.