The "thousand-year" flood that hit the Carolinas earlier this week is just the latest in a string of extraordinary rain events in the US and around the world. And while the details differ, they fit into a pattern directly linked to climate change.
It's not just fracking. Wastewater injection in Oklahoma has been linked to an increased number of earthquakes. And the increase is dramatic. In 2014, the state had three times more earthquakes than California.
The drug mixed used as the "lethal injection" in Oklahoma failed to work properly. One European activist lays blame on US officials who have tried to protect their supply of the deadly cocktail by shielding the suppliers from public exposure.
The U.S. is continuing to move, slowly, toward military strikes on Syria, in response to the use of chemical weapons there earlier this month. But as U.S. officials move forward, some are wondering just was sort of response that might elicit from Syria.
The Takeaway talks to the Washington Examiner's Julie Mason about how senior citizens are at the center of the health care reform debate. We also talk to four seniors about their opinions: Mary McKinney, Dick and Barbara Mitchell, and Geraldine Powe.
Tonight, the president will appear before a joint session of Congress and deliver a speech on the need for health care reform. The Takeaway talks with two Americans who are still unconvinced on health care reform.
Last night President Obama used his bully pulpit to make a very specific pitch for health care reform before a joint session of Congress. The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich, gives us the highlights, and we check back in with listeners.
Nick Weaver revealed to his mom that he was gay when he was 12 years old. Both he and his mom talk with us about the challenges pre-teens face when coming out of the closet. We also speak to New York Times Magazine writer Benoit Denizet-Lewis.
Every Thursday, The Takeaway focuses on work issues. This week we take a look at ethnic and racial discrimination in the hiring process and what some people are doing to better their chances of getting called back for a job.