Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston says we must improve U.S. infrastructure, so the next superstorm doesn’t cause as much damage as Sandy did.
BP has been temporarily suspended from new contracts with the U.S. government, as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion (pictured) and oil spill.
New figures put the number of registered Syrian refugees in Lebanon at more than 100,000, with 30,000 more waiting to register. Many are struggling to find food, water and medical care.
The American Academy of Pediatrics says doctors should provide prescriptions for the “morning after pill” to teenage girls, even if they have no plans to have sex.
Over the last decade, the “maker movement” has exploded. Now, a new DIY (do it yourself) website has been created for kids to learn and show off their skills.
We heard your from you on our story about doctors who prescribe expensive therapies, and we correct an error in our story last week on the possible demise of the Twinkie.
Jeremy Hobson joins Robin Young as co-host of Here & Now in its new 2-hour format, from WBUR and NPR.
The organizers of the Boston Marathon have issued special invitations to 450 people who made the case they were profoundly affected by the bombings in April.2 Comments | more »
The benefits of combining travel with volunteer opportunities are obvious. But critics say in the wrong hands, the trips can exploit and endanger the very people they’re designed to help.8 Comments | more »
Utah newlyweds Austin Craig and Beccy Bingham-Craig have decided to travel the globe and spend only Bitcoin — the virtual currency — for the first 90 days.29 Comments | more »