WBEZ | Ted Fishman http://www.wbez.org/tags/ted-fishman Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Indonesia's controversial forest fires http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-11-09/indonesias-controversial-forest-fires-113707 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/6347177914_db9b785dfe_z.jpg" title="(Photo:Flickr/CIFOR)" /></div></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/232312328&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-size: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Indonesia&#39;s forest fires causing devestation, health problems</span></p><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">For the last couple of months enormous forest fires have been raging across Indonesia, with more than 100,000 fires reported. The fires are the result of land being cleared for palm oil production, in many instances where no concessions for palm tree farming had been granted. The fires have caused a dramatic increase in acute respiratory infections, even in countries neighboring Indonesia. We&rsquo;ll talk about why the government&rsquo;s been unable to get the fires under control with journalist Ted Fishman. He&rsquo;s the author of China Inc. and Shock of Grey and he&rsquo;s just returned from Indonesia.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong>Guest:</strong>&nbsp;<em><span id="docs-internal-guid-fba00e42-edee-ccb6-7b8d-b6c04d287d3e">Ted Fishman is an op-ed columnist with USA Today and author of &lsquo;China Inc.&rsquo; and &#39;Shock of Grey&#39;.&nbsp;</span></em></p></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/232312726&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-size: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Restoring &#39;Our Once and Future Planet&#39;</span></p><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Irish Journalist Paddy Woodworth has passion for environmental writing. But he&rsquo;d never heard of a &ldquo;restoration&rdquo; project until he was at the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa and took part in a prairie weekend in 2003. That visit to a prairie restoration project started a global journey. Paddy spent years visiting restoration projects in Costa Rica, New Zealand, Chicago, and in his own backyard in Ireland. His book is &ldquo;Our Once and Future Planet: Restoring the World in Climate Change Century. &ldquo;Paddy Woodworth joins us to discuss the challenges restoration projects face.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong>Guest:</strong>&nbsp;<em><span id="docs-internal-guid-fba00e42-edf1-aa90-c5fe-4bd9dd23b6b9">Paddy Woodworth is an Irish environmental journalist and the author of &lsquo;Our Once and Future Planet: Restoring the World in Climate Change Century&rsquo;.&nbsp;</span></em></p></div><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Mon, 09 Nov 2015 14:12:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-11-09/indonesias-controversial-forest-fires-113707 Will Fukushima affect China’s growing appetite for nuclear power? http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-03-29/will-fukushima-affect-china%E2%80%99s-growing-appetite-nuclear-power-84423 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-March/2011-03-29/53050149.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>This week we’re taking a look at nuclear energy around the globe. Today we focus on China.&nbsp;According to the <a href="http://www.world-nuclear.org/" target="_blank">World Nuclear Association</a>, mainland China has 13 nuclear power reactors in operation and at least 25 more are currently under construction.&nbsp;And that is just the beginning. With over 1.3 billion people, China has an insatiable appetitite for energy. <a href="http://www.tedcfishman.com/" target="_blank">Ted Fishman</a>, author of <em>China Inc.</em> and <em>Shock of Gray</em>, discusses how the latest nuclear disaster in Japan might affect China’s growing nuclear industry.</p></p> Tue, 29 Mar 2011 16:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-03-29/will-fukushima-affect-china%E2%80%99s-growing-appetite-nuclear-power-84423 Chicago firms are key to China's global dreams http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/chicago-firms-are-key-chinas-global-dreams <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//108160961.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>&ldquo;China will be the world&rsquo;s largest economy, it hopes to change the world&rsquo;s currency regime, and it certainly has the public relations advantage right now,&rdquo; says Ted Fishman, a Chicago writer and author of &ldquo;China, Inc.&rdquo;</p><p>Chinese President Hu Jintao and a coterie of hundreds of Chinese businessmen arrived in Chicago on Thursay. Chicago is the only stop President Hu is making other than his visit to Washington, D.C. The mayor&mdash;and Chicago business leaders&mdash;see this as an enormous opportunity. Fishman talked about the significance of China&rsquo;s visit to Chicago on WBEZ&rsquo;s Worldview.</p><p>Fishman says we&rsquo;ve seen this kind of thing before. &ldquo;This is a playbook that the Japanese started.&rdquo; He says &ldquo;[China] saw that Japan bought its way out of a lot of tension by spreading big deals around and so they started doing this exact same thing.&rdquo;</p><p>A Chicago visit is significant, says Fishman, because it is &ldquo;the heart of America&rsquo;s industrial heartland&rdquo; and that the companies here are affected the most by China.</p><p>&ldquo;These are the crown jewels of our economy, the top of the knowledge economy and China has the market power to extract this,&rdquo; he says. China is interested in Chicago&rsquo;s firms, Fishman believes, because they can gain knowledge on how to run a global company.</p><p>Chicago companies are interested in expanding but also in making a profit if deals are struck. In fact, many companies here have already had to learn to do business with China on some level.</p><p>As far as longer term goals, Fishman says the U.S. would benefit from an investment strategy that goes beyond short term deals. <br /> <br />&ldquo;If China can plumb the Midwest that way, Chicago companies at the very top will do well,&rdquo; he says. &ldquo;Those that aren&rsquo;t at the very top have to be very smart about their game plan.&rdquo;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 20 Jan 2011 16:53:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/chicago-firms-are-key-chinas-global-dreams