John Light

Associate Digital Producer

John Light writes blog posts and works on multimedia projects for Moyers & Company. Before joining the Moyers team, he worked as a public radio producer. A New Jersey native, John studied history and film at Oberlin College and holds a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University.

ALL POSTS BY John Light

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April 8, 2014 | Blog

His award winning novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, is one of the most banned books in America. Continue reading

The ExxonMobil refinery in Torrance, Calif., is seen Monday, Oct. 8, 2012. For the third straight day Monday Oct. 8, 2012, the California statewide average price for a gallon of regular rose to an all-time high, hitting $4.668, according to AAA. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
April 4, 2014 | Blog

A future in which governments regulate carbon emissions is an unrealistic thing to imagine, and not worth planning for, says the company. Continue reading

This artist rendering shows the Supreme Court Justices. (AP Photo/Dana Verkouteren)
April 2, 2014 | Blog

Today, the Roberts Court rolled back 40 years of campaign finance law. Continue reading

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March 31, 2014 | Blog

The food supply will dwindle, and the poor will be hit hardest, but we’ll all be affected as the world becomes more unstable. Continue reading

Waves crash against the cliffs of Big Sur, Calif. A new report says erosion could cause coastal cliffs to retreat more than 100 feet by 2100. April 2005. (AP Photo/Anja Schlein, FILE)
March 19, 2014 | Blog

Scientists want you, the American public, to know that yes, they really do agree that climate change is happening, and its effects will be scary. Continue reading

Johnny Collins, of Kernersville, N.C., holds a large photo of a Duke Energy coal plant during a protest near Duke Energy's headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 over Duke Energy's coal plants. Duke Energy estimates that up to 82,000 tons of ash has been released from a break in a 48-inch storm water pipe at the Dan River Power Plant on Sunday. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
March 17, 2014 | Blog

The Dan River coal ash spill is a case study in what happens when a regulator gets too friendly with the industry it regulates. Continue reading

The Empire State Building and large portions of midtown Manhattan are seen without power as a result of Hurricane Sandy. October 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
Updated March 24, 2014 | Blog

One study looks at historical examples and concludes that it’s possible. Continue reading

Students march toward the White House, where 400 will be arrested protesting the Keystone XL Pipeline. (Photo: John Light)
March 4, 2014 | Activism

About a thousand students gathered outside the White House Sunday, some submitting to arrest, to urge President Obama to reject the controversial oil pipeline. Continue reading

Businessman Tom Steyer listens during a meeting to announce the launch of a group called Virginians for Clean Government at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. The group was formed to explain the impact of CONSOL Energy not paying royalties to their family and neighbors as well as speaking out against Ken Cuccinelli's acceptance of $111,000 in CONSOL contributions. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
February 19, 2014 | Blog

It’s the wealthy who hold the power to set the agenda. Continue reading

FILE - In this April 23, 2010 file photo, workers move a section of well casing into place at a Chesapeake Energy natural gas well site near Burlington, Pa., in Bradford County. So vast is the wealth of natural gas locked into dense rock deep beneath Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia and Ohio that some geologists estimate it's enough to supply the entire East Coast for 50 years. But freeing it requires a powerful drilling process called hydraulic fracturing or "fracking,"using millions of gallons of water brewed with toxic chemicals that some fear threaten to pollute water above and below ground, deplete aquifers and perhaps endanger human health and the environment. (AP Photo/Ralph Wilson, File)
February 14, 2014 | Blog

Not directly, but yes, it is. Continue reading

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