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The Colin McEnroe Show
Thu October 24, 2013
Why You Should Be Really Afraid of the American Power Grid Going Dark
The electrical grid has been described as the glass jaw of American industry. According to some reports, we’re just one solar flare or cyber-attack away from massive, cascading power failures. This has happened before. In 2012, a cascading power failure in India plunged around 680 million into darkness. And in 2011, some Connecticut residents found themselves without power for more than a week thanks to a freak October snowstorm. We’ll chat with energy experts about how to strengthen the electrical grid.
- Matt Wald - reporter, The New York Times
- Richard B. Andres - professor of National Security Strategy at the National War College
- Brian Harrell - North American Electric Reliability Corporation
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