Iranian-Americans have been widely successful in the United States. But they've largely been absent from the political scene. Now Cyrus Habib is changing that. He's currently the highest ranking Iranian-American elected official -- newly elected to the Washington Legislature.
Highly flammable and explosive crude oil from the Bakken Shale of North Dakota is shipped by rail, much of it by BNSF Railways. An investigation by Oregon Public Broadcasting unearthed charges that the railroad carrier mishandles safety issues for its trains.
Airports don't have a particularly eco-friendly reputation. But they typically have large swaths of land that can't be developed. And at several airports in the US and overseas, that land has become popular for raising honey bees — and producing honey.
China has a population imbalance, with more than 20 million more men under 30 than women. And yet, there are a number of women who are choosing not to get married. China says they're the country's most desirable women, so the country is pushing hard to convince them to hurry up and wed.
Anne Zuckerman is a teacher at Sichuan University in Chengdu, China, and she was on campus when the powerful earthquake hit; Host Lisa Mullins speaks to Zuckerman about the earthquake -- and about having to evacuate her apartment.