A novel about Vivian, a young Irish girl sent by rail from a New York City tenement to Minnesota in the early 1900s. She was one of thousands of abandoned children sent to live with rural families for a better life. But not all ended up in loving homes.
A panel joins Diane to discuss rising temperatures at the North Pole and what the melting may mean for the earth’s climate, national boundaries, and oil exploration.
- Paul Mayewski Director Climate Change Institute, University of Maine
- Larry Mayer professor and director, Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping/ NOAA-UNH Joint Hydrographic Center, University of New Hampshire
- Myron Nordquist associate director, Center for Oceans Law and Policy, University of Virginia School of Law
Most Recent Shows
An estimated 11 million Americans could see their disability benefits slashed next year if Congress fails to take action. The White House and Republican lawmakers have opposing solutions. Social Security's disability fund and how to keep the program solvent.
There's a renewed push for apprenticeship programs in the U.S., one supporters say can address a shortage of skilled workers and the financial burden on young people today.
The Centers for Disease Control reported the number of Americans who died from heroin overdoses quadrupled in the decade ending in 2013. We look at what's behind the nation's surge in heroin addiction and what some communities are doing to fight back.