North Carolina

Hurricane Florence deluges Carolinas ahead of landfall

Flooding from Hurricane Florence swept across the Carolinas early on Friday as the massive storm surged toward the coast. And, Philippine authorities evacuated more areas on Friday warning an estimated 5.2 million people in the path of a powerful typhoon to stay indoors.

North Carolina’s fight to keep its foothold on furniture

For more than a century, North Carolina and southern Virginia were the furniture-making centers of America. Foreign competition from Asia has taken most of that work away over — 60 percent of the jobs have disappeared since 1990. But North Carolina isn’t going down without a fight.

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The right to sex

Faith shares her thoughts a proposed constitutional amendment in Ecuador that would entitle women to "sexual happiness."

Global Politics

Odd couple

Brian Donovan takes a look at the budding romance between Senator Hillary Clinton and radio host Rush Limbaugh, who have realized that their political hopes and dreams are oddly intertwined.

Global Politics

Lead in water underreported

A Congressional investigation found twice as many Washington D.C. children had high blood lead levels during the city's water crises than the Centers for Disease Control previously reported. Living on Earth reports.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Tongue of the Ocean. Never heard of it? It's a 6,000 feet deep oceanic trench off the Bahamas. Its deep blue waters are visible from space. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders about his 1968 NASA mission to orbit the Moon, and his photograph called "Earth Rising" that he took on Christmas Eve 40 years ago.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the British overseas territory of Bermuda. 400 years ago this island in the North Atlantic off the east coast of the U.S. was an important way station for ships voyaging to the New World. It was also the scene of an important shipwreck, one that probably inspired Shakespeare to write The Tempest. British writer Simon Winchester sends us an audio postcard from Bermuda.