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"Wake" with Luke Vargas

Wake with Luke Vargas is an hour-long weekly radio broadcast that explores how overseas developments affect the United States. 

Launched in 2017 by Luke Vargas, TMN's chief foreign correspondent, Wake aims to introduce American news audiences to pressing global developments likely to impact domestic policy, but which may not dominate the cable news cycle.

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Wake aims to maintain a a 50/50 male-to-female gender ratio among on-air guests.

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May 11, 2017

Read up on solar energy prices and you’ll find a headline proclaiming record low rates for power generation. Renewable energy prices are becoming competitive with fossil fuels. On a given day, Germany generates most of its power from renewables. China is mass producing affordable solar panels, while American engineers and entrepreneurs dream up radical new technologies.

How is cheap renewable energy changing the world? How could it reshape America?

Helping us to consider those questions are:

  • Ethan Zindler, head of the Americas division at Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
  • Mara Prentiss, professor of Physics at Harvard University and author of the 2015 book, “Energy Revolution: The Physics and the Promise of Efficient Technology.”

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Recorded May 10, 2017. 

Hosted by Luke Vargas.

Distributed by Talk Media News.