Last week, September 22-24, National Public Radio ran a three-part series on hydrocarbon production from shales that unleashed a predominantly negative response from its community of listeners. The series, by Tom Gjelten, is based on interviews with a host of different players, and includes maps, pie charts, and links to many additional web resources. Audio segments are each shorter than 8 minutes, and transcripts are downloadable from the website. The chief criticisms from listeners are that it paints too favorable a picture of the way industry is exploiting the resource and does not sufficiently educate or "warn" the public about the chemicals used in frac water. Part 1: Rediscovering Natural Gas By Hitting Rock Bottom Part 2: Who's Looking at Natural Gas Now? Big Oil. Part 3: With Little Clout, Natural Gas Lobby Strikes Out