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Exploring ANWR
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The cost of oil from abroad is skyrocketing, and so is the price at the pump. How can we become less dependent on our so-called friends over there and more dependent on our resources over here? Some feel the answer lies in the 1002 Area one-and-a-half million acres of untouched land in Alaska called the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Well look at the pros and cons of opening up this area for oil drilling and development. Then cheating in sports seems to be happening at all levels, from youth sports to the pros. So why is it happening, and what can be done about it?
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Oil in ANWR
Adrian Herrera is Spokesman for Arctic Power, an Anchorage, AK-based, non-profit organization that lobbies for oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Mr. Herrera discusses the amount of oil that we could possibly get from ANWR, and how much energy it will produce. He also discusses why he feels developing this area would be good for the people of the region.
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Protecting ANWR
Jim Presswood is the Natural Resources Defense Councils advocate in Washington, D.C. and also serves as NRDC's lead lobbyist on federal energy policy issues. Mr. Presswood says drilling in ANWR would only save us pennies at the pump, and the environmental repercussions are not worth it.
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The Effects of Drilling in ANWR
Jim Presswood talks about the residual effects of drilling and the effects it has on the environment. He believes we should focus more on safer, renewable forms of energy, and that protection of ANWR is more important than development.
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Teaching Kids About Cheating
Dave welcomes 2-time National League MVP Dale Murphy to the program. Dale discusses the impact that cheating by professional athletes has on the youths of today. He also talks about the founding & the purpose of his organization i Wont Cheat!, and what he observed as a player at the beginning of baseballs steroid era.
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A Lack of Ethics in Sport
William Morgan is a University of Southern California professor and the author of "Ethics in Sport" and "Why Sports Morally Matter." Professor Morgan discusses the lack of ethics in sport, and believes most of the cheating has to do with money.
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Reversing the Cheating Trend
Professor Morgan discusses who he believes will need to take a leadership role in order to get things back to where they were before, and why fans continue to turn out in record numbers, despite the cheating.
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Two-time National League Baseball MVP Dale Murphy launched this foundation with the intent to eliminate steroids and other illegal performance enhancing drugs from the world of sports. Our mission is to bring together the best minds and most influential problem solvers to focus on practical, effective measures that can be taken to get all young people to make the pledge to not cheat in sports, in the classroom or in life.

Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Dale Murphy
One of the most outstanding players of the 1980s, Dale was the youngest player ever voted National League MVP back-to-back in 1982 and 1983. Known as perhaps the best all-around player of his time, "Murph" collected 5 consecutive Gold Glove Awards and garnered 7 National League All-Star nods as the Center Fielder for the Braves. In 1983, he became the sixth player in ML history to join the "30-30 Club," an elite group of ball players to have at least 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases in one season. Following his first and only season with the Colorado Rockies, Dale retired from baseball with an impressive record of 398 home runs, 1,266 RBI's and a .265 batting average. Throughout his 18 years in the majors, Dale maintained his reputation as one of the most clean-cut players. In 1995, Murphy was named to the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame. In 2000, Dale was admitted into the Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame and his number was retired. A devout Mormon and family man, Dale and his wife, Nancy, are the proud parents of seven sons and one daughter.

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Jim Presswood
Jim Presswood is NRDC’s Energy Advocate and based in Washington, D.C. He is NRDC’s lead lobbyist on federal energy policy issues. Prior to joining NRDC, Jim worked on energy and air pollution policy issues for several non-profit environmental advocacy organizations in the Southeast. He received his law degree from the Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama and has a B.A. in political science from the University of Tennessee.

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