Pennsylvania

Science, Tech & Environment

The battlefields at Gettysburg have been getting an interesting makeover

Each year, thousands of visitors travel to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to walk the battlefield and imagine witnessing Pickett’s charge and the bloodiest clash of the Civil War. But the landscape has changed dramatically since 1863, so picturing the fight isn’t easy. Now, the National Park Service is using modern conservation tactics to take Gettysburg’s landscape back in time.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

Today's Geo Quiz asked for an African state that may not exist on the map, but it thrives in the world of fiction. It's the setting in the 1978 novel, The Coup, by the late John Updike. The answer is Kush. Anchor Marco Werman plays an old Updike interview in which the author admits his African experience was limited, but defends his decision to write about Africa anyway.

Conflict & Justice

Psychology of war

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Steve Metz of the Strategic Studies Institute at the US Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania about the psychology of counter-insurgency and its applications in Afghanistan.

Politics

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo quiz is India, where plans for a national census are stirring controversy; for first time in 80 years, the census will also ask about caste. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Professor Suvir Kaul of the University of Pennsylvania.