How Giant African Rats Are Helping Uncover Deadly Land Mines In Cambodia

How Giant African Rats Are Helping Uncover Deadly Land Mines In Cambodia

How Giant African Rats Are Helping Uncover Deadly Land Mines In Cambodia
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This Wilderness Survival Program Offers A Chance To Live As The Cavemen Did

This Wilderness Survival Program Offers A Chance To Live As The Cavemen Did

For those tired of the stresses and excesses of contemporary civilization, a survival expert in the Italian Alps offers a training program in living as the Neanderthals did. Participants endure a rough existence in the wilderness, learning to kill prey fo
In Afghanistan, Fighting The Taliban Increasingly Involves Covert Operations

In Afghanistan, Fighting The Taliban Increasingly Involves Covert Operations

The U.S. has been fighting in Afghanistan since shortly after 9/11, ousting the Taliban and their harsh interpretation of Islam from power that fall. But the insurgent group as which it reformed has plagued Afghanistan with violence ever since. Now, the w
Why Cambodian Orphanages House So Many Children Whose Parents Are Still Alive

Why Cambodian Orphanages House So Many Children Whose Parents Are Still Alive

The concept of orphanages has long been considered outdated in developed countries. In the developing world, however, these institutions still house hundreds of thousands of children. But the surprising reality is that the parents of most of these childre
Why Millennials Are Moving Away From Large Urban Centers

Why Millennials Are Moving Away From Large Urban Centers

For years, rural areas and small towns consistently lost some of their most talented young people, who moved to urban centers. But recent census data indicates that this “brain drain” phenomenon is subsiding.
Blockbuster Da Vinci Exhibition Showcases The Master's ‘Endless Curiosity’

Blockbuster Da Vinci Exhibition Showcases The Master's ‘Endless Curiosity’

The blockbuster exhibit of the year celebrates Leonardo da Vinci, 500 years after his death. People are flocking to the Louvre Museum in Paris to see the work of the master, who was born in Italy, died in France and personified the expression Renaissance
David Rubenstein's Take On What American History Can Teach Our Politicians

David Rubenstein's Take On What American History Can Teach Our Politicians

In 2013, billionaire investor, businessman and philanthropist David Rubenstein set out an ambitious plan to moderate conversations with prominent historians before an audience of bipartisan lawmakers. The goal: help members of Congress become more knowled
How Fiction Draws Pulitzer-Winner Elizabeth Strout Home To Maine

How Fiction Draws Pulitzer-Winner Elizabeth Strout Home To Maine

Olive Kitteridge is overbearing and hard to love, as well as complicated and compelling. The character at the center of Elizabeth Strout's 2009 Pulitzer-winning novel is also back -- in a new book called Olive, Again. Strout takes Jeffrey Brown on a tour
Firearms Museum Takes Aim At Understanding History, Culture Of Guns

Firearms Museum Takes Aim At Understanding History, Culture Of Guns

Wyoming is the least populous state in the U.S. but ranks near the top in per capita gun ownership. It's also home to the nation's most comprehensive collection of historical firearms. Jeffrey Brown reports from Cody, where a renovated firearms museum tra
Why Flint Residents Are Still Dealing With Water Worries, 5 Years After Lead Crisis

Why Flint Residents Are Still Dealing With Water Worries, 5 Years After Lead Crisis

Since 2014, Flint, Michigan, has been synonymous with tainted water. Five years on, not all of the city's residents have access to safe water. Some wait for hours in line to obtain bottled water, while others deal with the physical and emotional fallout o
Flint Fights Lead Poisoning With Farmers Markets And Cooking Classes

Flint Fights Lead Poisoning With Farmers Markets And Cooking Classes

After a public health crisis in Flint, Michigan, triggered by high levels of lead in the drinking water, a number of programs are working to encourage good nutrition for children in order to prevent recurring effects of the neurotoxin on growing bodies. J
How These Employers Are Adapting To The Needs Of An Aging Workforce

How These Employers Are Adapting To The Needs Of An Aging Workforce

As the population ages and older workers are making up more and more of the labor force, some employers are taking notice and adjusting their own practices to retain valuable experience and skills. Economics correspondent Paul Solman has the story.
How This Community College Is Preparing Students For Careers In Aviation

How This Community College Is Preparing Students For Careers In Aviation

According to Boeing, 800,000 new pilots will be needed worldwide over the next 20 years. In Bend, Oregon, a community college is preparing students to resolve this critical need -- and cultivate their own career success. Special correspondent Cat Wise rep
What 1 Euro Can Buy You In Sicilian Real Estate

What 1 Euro Can Buy You In Sicilian Real Estate

In Sicily and across Italy, towns are on the brink of extinction. Locals have been leaving these picturesque communities, with their antique buildings and narrow roads, in search of economic opportunity, and few babies are being born there. Some towns are
‘The Overstory’ Author Richard Powers Answers Your Questions

‘The Overstory’ Author Richard Powers Answers Your Questions

Richard Powers, author of our November pick for the NewsHour-New York Times book club, Now Read This, joins Jeffrey Brown to answer reader questions on “The Overstory,” and Jeff announces the December book selection.
‘Conversations With Friends’ Author Sally Rooney Answers Your Questions

‘Conversations With Friends’ Author Sally Rooney Answers Your Questions

Sally Rooney, author of our September pick for the NewsHour-New York Times book club, Now Read This, joins Jeffrey Brown to answer reader questions on “Conversations with Friends,” and Jeff announces the October book selection.
These Forest Fungi Are A Bounty For Arizona Mushroom Hunters

These Forest Fungi Are A Bounty For Arizona Mushroom Hunters

Mushroom hunters have long fanned out across the forest floor seeking what can be lucrative and delicious finds for teas, broths and medicinal remedies. But what does climate change mean for the fungi? From the Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona Sta
Brain Drain And Declining Birth Rate Threaten The Future Of Greece

Brain Drain And Declining Birth Rate Threaten The Future Of Greece

Seven years since the financial crisis shook Greece, many young people lack opportunity or hope for the future. Austerity and financial insecurity have pushed the birthrate to all-time lows, and members of the younger generations are leaving Greece for be
Americans Are Drowning In Medical Debt, So This Nonprofit Is Buying — And Forgiving — It

Americans Are Drowning In Medical Debt, So This Nonprofit Is Buying — And Forgiving — It

Collectively, Americans owe nearly a trillion dollars of medical debt, and Congress is trying to figure out a policy response. But in the meantime, economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on an unusual non-profit’s effort to relieve the burden of me
In Italy, Rising Anxiety Over Falling Birth Rates

In Italy, Rising Anxiety Over Falling Birth Rates

Family size has been shrinking in the industrialized world for decades, and in Italy, the decline has been particularly dramatic. A generation ago, Italian mothers commonly had more than four children. Now they average less than two. Demographers warn tha
What Fed’s 2Nd Interest Rate Cut In 3 Months Says About The U.S. Economy

What Fed’s 2Nd Interest Rate Cut In 3 Months Says About The U.S. Economy

The Federal Reserve has cut interest rates for the second time in three months in a bid to keep the U.S. economy growing. What indicators are driving the recent rate reductions, and what is the larger influence of economists on U.S. fiscal and monetary po
For Daca Students, It’s Hard To Focus On A Bright Future When Faced With Deportation Fears

For Daca Students, It’s Hard To Focus On A Bright Future When Faced With Deportation Fears

Like many college students, 19-year-old Jimmy Rodriguez has a lot on his plate. But unlike most of his peers, Rodriguez, a DACA beneficiary, is pursuing a degree and a future in a country he may one day be forced to leave. Hari Sreenivasan reports on the
What Trump’s Refugee Policies Could Mean For Places Like Bowling Green, Kentucky

What Trump’s Refugee Policies Could Mean For Places Like Bowling Green, Kentucky

For the year that began in October, President Trump has capped the number of refugees who may enter the U.S. at 18,000 -- the lowest level since 1980. The policy is having a significant effect in what may seem like an unlikely place: Bowling Green, Kentuc
In Cambodia, Sand Mining Is Big Business — But It Comes At A Price

In Cambodia, Sand Mining Is Big Business — But It Comes At A Price

Sand mining accounts for 85 percent of all worldwide mineral extraction, a $70 billion industry. In Cambodia, the practice is big business -- but it comes with a price. The country relies upon the Mekong River for commerce and transportation, but extensiv
House Democrats In Trump Districts Tread Delicately On Impeachment

House Democrats In Trump Districts Tread Delicately On Impeachment

Only seven of the 235 House Democrats have not articulated support for the impeachment inquiry. Each represents a district President Trump won in 2016. John Yang traveled to upstate New York to find out what constituents are saying to one of the holdouts,