The 2018 US midterm elections ushered in a Democratic majority in the House of Representatives — along with new Democratic governors — who pledge to act on climate change. It also ushered out some climate-denying Republicans. Yet overall, the elections had mixed results for the environment.
When it comes to the first people arriving in the Americas during the Ice Age from Asia, Craig Childs says it is a "blank space" in the collective memory of most Americans. His newest book fills up that space with firsthand adventures and exploration.
Eastport, Maine, used to be the sardine capital of America. When the industry dried up, the town did, too. But the city still has a big asset: the deepest natural harbor in the continental United States.
Jeff Young visits an energy-efficient, solar powered house in Maine. Its owner uses technology he calls "state of the shelf," rather than state of the art. The goal is a green house that's as economically affordable as it is environmentally sustainable.
Cell phones may be hazardous to your health. The science is inconclusive but some states want to require warning labels on cell phones. David Carpenter is director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at the University at Albany.
British brand Fentimans Victorian Lemonade contains trace amounts of alcohol and that's sparked a controversy that's led the state of Maine to classify the lemon drink as 'imitation liquor' and ban it from underage drinkers. Anchor Katy Clark has details.
American volunteers are on the front line of the fight against the cholera epidemic in Haiti. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the head of a team from Maine, Doctor Chiedza Jokonya, and reporter Beth Macy of the Roanoke Times, who's covering the work.
Forty-four years ago, Maine Republican Senator Margaret Chase Smith was the first woman nominated by either of the major parties for president. A lot has changed since 1964 (the year Sarah Palin was born), but some things haven't changed at all.
Maine and Vermont are the only two states in the country that allow imprisoned felons to vote. Jeffrey Merrill, the warden of Maine State Prison talks about Maine's prisoners' participation in the electoral process.
Gay marriage has been a longtime wedge issue in the U.S., but the pace of change has quickened in the last few months. Joining us to talk about this legislation and to look ahead is Suzanne Goldberg, professor at Columbia Law School.
Last week Maine became the fifth state in the country to legalize same-sex marriage. One of the seven Republicans Representatives to vote in favor of the bill is Representative Pat Flood. He talks about how he made his decision.