Episode 235: An Insider’s Look At The ‘Troubled Teen’ Industry; Advancing Racial Justice In The Transition To Clean Energy

Young climate activists during a September 2019 youth climate strike in Boston. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

This week on NEXT, what student loan forgiveness under the Biden administration would mean for borrowers in Maine. Plus, an interview with Shalanda Baker, a new deputy director at the U.S. Department of Energy, on the role of energy justice in the transition to clean energy. And we hear from an insider about what happens at behavioral treatment programs for “troubled teens.”


Shalanda Baker, deputy director for energy justice at the U.S. Department of Energy; a professor of law, public policy and urban affairs currently on leave from Northeastern University in Boston; and author of the new book, “Revolutionary Power: An Activist’s Guide to the Energy Transition.”

Kenneth R. Rosen, journalist and author of “Troubled: The Failed Promise of America’s Behavioral Treatment Programs.” 


Adrian Ma, reporter at WBUR
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Robbie Feinberg, news producer at Maine Public
A Third Of Maine Student Loan Borrowers Could Have Their Debt Eliminated Under Plan Floated By Biden

Barbara Moran, senior producing editor at WBUR
Local EPA Staffers Look Forward To Life With Biden

Alden Bourne, reporter and producer at New England Public Media
Some In New England Unhappy With End Of Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine

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Host/Producer: Morgan Springer
Freelance Producer: Lily Tyson
Executive Editor: Vanessa de la Torre
Senior Director: Catie Talarski
Music: Todd Merrell, “New England” by Goodnight Blue Moon, “The Samo” by Latrell James and “Prologue” by The Mallett Brothers Band 

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