Public health historian Gerald Markowitz reminds us that the problem of lead poisoning is anything but new.
After a rare snowstorm stopped Atlanta-area commuters in their tracks, the National Guard is sending military Humvees onto the city’s snarled freeway system.
Cold weather isn’t unusual in Louisville, Ky. — the average temperature is just above freezing in January. But this year, there have already been several days with highs around zero.
The Federal Reserve says it will cut its monthly bond purchases by an additional $10 billion to $65 billion because of a strengthening U.S. economy.
In his State of the Union address, President Obama said Washington’s job is to reverse income inequality trends. Two economists with opposing views join us.
Police around the world are on the lookout for a rare, multi-million dollar Stradivarius violin, stolen in a brazen armed robbery Monday night in Milwaukee.
In 2000, world leaders pledged that all children would have access to primary school by 2015. However, a new report from UNESCO finds 57 million children remain without schools.
In Kirstin Chen’s debut novel, “Soy Sauce for Beginners,” 30-year-old year Gretchen returns to her family’s soy sauce business after her marriage in California falls apart.
Democratic Governor Steve Beshear was at the State of the Union last night as one of the Obamas’ guests, to showcase the success Kentucky is having in enrolling people in health plans.
Republican Congressman Steve Stockman of Texas joins us to explain why he walked out midway through the president’s State of the Union speech last night.
Republicans eager to attract Latino voters are floating a plan to provide a path to legalization — but not full citizenship — for millions of undocumented immigrants.
New research published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology shows that yoga may be particularly beneficial at helping breast cancer survivors mitigate fatigue and inflammation.
While most crude oil is not very flammable, oil from the Bakken Shale has been involved in two huge explosions during train accidents, one of which claimed 47 lives.
We listen to some new music out of Milwaukee, from the sister-pair Vic and Gab to the middle-east-inspired Painted Caves and longtime singer-songwriter Paul Cebar, who is also our guide.
From Gramatik to These New Puritans.
Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson are hitting the road to cover the elections. Our Tumblr brings you behind the scenes.