Here and Now
The San Francisco Mixtape Society meets monthly and is dedicated to sharing music in person. Attendees make their own mixes of music and share them with the group to be judged and raffled. The growing popularity of an old music sharing medium stands out in an increasingly digital world.
Long-term unemployment numbers are the highest they've been since the Great Depression. Unfortunately, it is still difficult to find a job in this economy, and experts are predicting that’s not going to change anytime soon.
Despite recent tuition hikes, state colleges are struggling to fund popular programs because of cutbacks in government support. As a result, many of these programs are losing support or disappearing altogether, despite offering training for some of the most highly sought skills in the job market.
Last week the USDA announced increased incentives for farmers to enroll in the Conservation Reservation Project. The program, which has existed since 1985, offers farmers money to plant grasses and trees on their land, rather than crops. The USDA is seeking 1 million new acres f the program.
Though Barack Obama has yet to finish his first term as president, a recent article in the Atlantic is already looking at his legacy. The story, "Obama, Explained," examines the perceived strengths and weaknesses of Obama and evaluates whether he is a "chess master or pawn?"
Journalist chronicles how the hard-luck town of Hardwick, Vt., prospered thanks to a local organic food movement, but ironically, residents can't afford organic food prices.
New Jersey’s law is tough on bullies, but some criticize it for also being tough on school administrators and educators.
Artist Judith Klausner creates intricate Victorian-style cameo portraits carved out of Oreo cream, and old-fashioned hand-cross-stitch designs with Chex cereal.
A new campground in Brooklyn offers a taste of the great outdoors for New Yorkers and tourists alike.
Higher tuition and less financial aid could result in today's college-age Americans becoming the first generation less educated than their parents.