It's Groundhog Day on Cape Cod again. There's a shortage of summer workers, due at least in part to changes in the H-2B visa program, which allows American businesses to hire temporary, seasonal workers from overseas.
It was supposed to close 22 years ago. Now an aging waste incinerator landfill north of Boston has been given the go-ahead to add a half million tons of fly ash and bottom ash to its collection of materials — and local residents and community leaders are not happy about it.
Bren Bataclan is a Filipino American artist who first came to the US when he was 12 years old. Now, he's a professional artist who shares his immigrant experience through his paintings. He's also gives his paintings away to make people smile.
Any potential money is barred by a congressional act known as the Dickey Amendment, which mandates that none of the funds available for injury prevention and control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) would be “used to advocate or promote gun control."
On Nantucket, homeowners are funding an extensive engineering project to save their houses from sliding into the sea. But no one knows how long the homes and the entire island can resist the forces of the sea and climate change.
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.
The World's Marco Werman introduces us to the music of The Kominas. The group's two members are from Boston, the children of Pakistani immigrants. Their new album is called, "Wild Nights in Guantanamo Bay."
Humanitarian aid groups all over the world are struggling to cope with back-to-back disasters in China and Myanmar, and The World's Julia Kumari Drapkin reports on how they decide where to focus their efforts.
York, England is the answer to today's Geo Quiz. The city is celebrating the centuries old tradition of rapper sword dancing this weekend. Producer Naomi Arenburg sent us an audio postcard of the Clownfish Rapper Sword Dancers of Cape Cod, Massachusetts doing their thing.
Anchor Lisa Mullins tells us about a new CD inspired by Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Project. The album is by Iranian musician Kayhan Kalhor and the American string quartet Brooklyn Rider. The CD is called "Silent City."