For one community, Columbus Day is a marker of genocide and shame. For another, it's a celebration of history and heritage. Now some cities like Seattle, Portland and Minneapolis are siding with the former, rebranding the holiday as Indigenous Peoples Day.
Some Somalis in America are concerned that the famine that's battering the nation isn't getting the level of coverage that other recent disasters, like the Japan tsunami or Haiti earthquake, have gotten.
Some refugees who've lived in warmer climates all their life, come to the US sporting flip flops and shorts. Part of their American orientation is learning how to stay warm and enjoy the winter weather in Minnesota.
May is National Bike Month, a month promoting cycling as a transportation alternative. New data show dramatic increases in bicycle use over the past decade in cities across the country. The data also revealed economic savings from bike commuting.
With funding tight and a desire to innovate in digital, Public Radio International has agreed to be acquired by WGBH, in an effort to have greater scale and greater impact. PRI will remain operationally independent, but an affiliated company of WGBH.
Todd Melby reports on efforts by Somali-Americans to focus more attention on the conflict taking place in Somalia; the East African country is driven by violence, as government troops backed by Ethiopia fight against Islamist insurgents.