Penn State Altoona professor interviewed about 1970s oil crisis on NPR

Brian Black

Brian Black, Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and History at Penn State Altoona, was recently the opening keynote speaker for the World History Association’s international meeting held June 22-24 in Pittsburgh.

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ALTOONA, Pa. — Brian Black, distinguished professor of history and environmental studies at Penn State Altoona, was a recent guest on NPR’s financial program “Marketplace.” The episode marks the 50th anniversary of the start of the supply disruption known as the 1970s oil crisis.

Black discussed how this supply disruption changed ideas about energy and how it informs patterns in our current transition from fossil fuels.

The episode can be heard on the “Marketplace” website.