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Living on Earth's Harry Goldstein has an incredible audio report on Corliss Orville Burandt, a "certified crazy" inventor whose story could easily be turned into a dramatic feature. Burandt, who controls patents from the early '90s describing a variable valve timing system that made motors more efficient, tried to ride a wave of venture capital to Easy Street. Instead, he suffered greatly. Honda's Intelligent VTec engine uses technology awfully similar to what is described in one of Burandt's pa

In a wide-ranging show on energy and environmental issues, the radio program Living on Earth analyzed the future of environmental policy after the voters chose Democrats to represent them in Congress last week. In one segment that got into green auto technologies, host Steve Curwood interviewed both John Podesta, former Chief of Staff for President Bill Clinton and current head of the Center for American Progress and Sherwood Boehlert, twelve-term Republican Representative from New York who is a

The radio show Living on Earth did the biodiesel trucker circuit last week with a segment on the hundreds of trucker gas stations that sell B5 or B20. Carl's Corner obviously plays a big part in the story, but producer Shia Levitt also gets to talking about the National Biodiesel Board and the Bill Mack Show. Bill Mack is a country music DJ and relentless biodiesel promoter who often talks with Willie Nelson on Mack's four-hour daily show. Even with all this promotion, the biodiesel industry its