Time to Eat the Dogs

A Podcast About Science, History, and Exploration

The Polar Star is Falling Apart


USCGC Polar Star

Richard Read talks about the troubled life of the Coast Guard’s sole heavy icebreaker, Polar Star. Read is the Bureau Chief of the Los Angeles Times in Seattle. He is the winner of two Pulitzer prizes for his investigations on the Asian Financial Crisis and abuses by U.S. immigration officials. His article on the Polar Star was published in the August 2nd edition of the Los Angeles Times.


Richard Read

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