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Sarah Koenig

Before becoming a staff producer at This American Life, Sarah was a political reporter at the Baltimore Sun and before that, at The Concord Monitor, covering the 2000 Presidential race.
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Act One: You've Got Shale

Producer Sarah Koenig continues the story Terry Engelder and Dan Volz, their rival calculations about natural gas in Pennsylvania, and how each was treated by his university. She explains how Pennsylvania's universities, politicans and industry have united to develop natural gas.

Act Two: Ground War

Sarah takes us to Mt. Pleasant, PA, where a gas exploration company called Range Resources has leased 95% of the township's land.

Act Two: State College

While McCain gathers stray Democrats, Obama is trying to find new ones—in the reddest part of the state. To do that, his campaign has launched enormous registration drives, especially among college students.

Act Four: State College, Part Two

We continue our story about voter registration in State College, where there are only a few days left until the registration deadline.

Act Two: Or Give Me Death

The story of a band of libertarians with a plan to take over a state. They call it the Free State Project and it goes like this: They pick a state with a low population, 20,000 of them move to it, establish a voting majority, and run it according to libertarian principles.