John Light

Associate Digital Producer

John Light blogs and works on multimedia projects for Moyers & Company. Before joining the Moyers team, he was a public radio producer. His work has been supported by grants from The Nation Institute Investigative Fund and the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Awards, among others. A New Jersey native, John studied history and film at Oberlin College and holds a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University. Follow John on Twitter @lighttweeting.


A sign at the recent #NHRebellion march in which activist Lawrence Lessig and many others walked across the stateto kick off a campaign to get big money out of politics.
July 24, 2014 | Blog

This addition to your web browser won’t let you forget the extent to which monied interests own Congress. Continue reading

Chad Devereaux works at cleaning up the bricks that fell from three sides of his in-laws home in Sparks, Okla., Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, after two earthquakes hit the area in less than 24 hours. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
July 9, 2014 | Blog

Earthquakes used to be rare in Oklahoma. Now it gets hundreds every year. Continue reading

Water vapour billows from smokestacks at the incineration plant of Ivry-sur-Seine in the outskirts of Paris on Thursday, December 10, 2009. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
June 24, 2014 | Blog

A ruling issued on Monday reaffirmed the agency’s authority to control the pollutants that cause global warming. Continue reading

Tenant rally in Crown Heights, Brooklyn
Updated June 25, 2014 | Blog

The move could shut down predatory investing in the city’s real estate market. Continue reading

In this photo taken on Tuesday, July 14, 2009, a "For Sale" sign rests on a vacant house in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
June 13, 2014 | Blog

“We learned a lot,” says one resident. “And because we were first, we learned first.” Continue reading

In this April 10, 2014 file photo, student teacher Franchesca Moreno, 21, reads to Andreanna Thomas, 6, right, and Alana Cawthon, upper left, at Bennett Park Montessori School in Buffalo, NY. (AP Photo)
June 6, 2014 | Blog

If the government closed loopholes that allow companies to stash profits in tax havens, we could collect $65 billion in taxes each year. Here’s what that money could do for our country. Continue reading

China sets air pollution goals
June 3, 2014 | Blog

For years, China and the US have been caught in a stand-off that blocked global progress on preventing global warming. Continue reading

President Barack Obama speaks at Al Sharpton's National Action Network conference in New York, Friday, April 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
June 2, 2014 | Blog

Not only will the new regulations help America reduce emissions domestically, they will bring the international community closer to a climate action plan. Continue reading

Photo credit: Lauren Feeney
May 22, 2014 | Smart Charts

We haven’t come very far at all since the Civil Rights victories of the 1960s. Continue reading

FILE - This Oct. 30, 2012 aerial file photo provided by the U.S. Air Force shows flooding on the New Jersey shoreline caused by Superstorm Sandy. The unprecedented storm surge caused by the storm caused the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to increase the number of storm surge forecasters at the National Hurricane Center starting with the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane season. They will also provide potential storm surge hazards at least 48 hours before the onset of tropical storm or gale-force winds. (AP Photo/U.S. Air Force, Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen, File)
May 20, 2014 | News & Notes

The insurance industry has big money at stake, and a slew of new class action suits raises the question of how far it will go to protect clients’ assets in the face of climate change. Continue reading

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