The Obama administration wants a comprehensive policy for managing our oceans, to better coordinate fishing, shipping and offshore energy while improving ocean ecosystems. Host Jeff Young talks with fishermen and offshore wind developers trying to share s
Rhode Island is considering changing its name from ?The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations? to simply ?The State of Rhode Island.? The Takeaway talks to Buddy Cianci, radio host with WPRO and former Mayor of Providence, Rhode Island.
John McCain unveiled an economic plan that would waive rules forcing senior citizens to withdraw from their IRAs or 401(k)s beginning at age 70 1/2. Barack Obama also supports the idea. What could the proposed rule change means for retirees?
We're looking for a part of the North American continental shelf that sits under water, just off the coast of Newfoundland.The answer is the Grand Banks. Marine archaeologist Dwight Coleman tells anchor Marco Werman about an ongoing project to explore the shipwrecks and underwater landscape of the Grand Banks.
The California Air Resources Board announced an initiative that seeks to bring down vehicle emissions by 15 percent by 2025. The Zero Emission Vehicle initiative should cause car companies to develop new technology for alternative fuel sources.
The Juneteenth holiday marks the day slavery came to an end in the United States: June 19, 1865. Though 41 states recognize Juneteenth as a state holiday, Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison has introduced legislation to make it a national day of observance.
The multi-billion dollar transportation bill has run into deadlock and there's no off-ramp in sight. That has America's construction companies, which depend on transportation spending for a large part of their business, watching, reading tea leaves and lobbying heavily for the House and Senate to get their act together and get something passed. Soon.
When you think of your house plant, it would be hard to imagine it growing legs and running away when you come with the clippers. But for a species of ocean "plants," when predators approach, they literally flee for safety.
The stigmatization of mental health illnesses in the U.S. military is but one factor in increased suicide rates among soldiers who have returned home. And though the Pentagon has said suicide prevention is a high priority, some critics say more action needs to be taken.
Mikhail Allakhverdov is the man called Misha, who members of the Tsarnaev family say must have been responsible for radicalizing their sons, before they launched their attack on the Boston Marathon. But in an interview recently, he denied having anything to do with that.
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization says insects will be a viable solution to food scarcity. Edible insects are picking up momentum in the United States and in countries like Thailand, where the edible cricket industry is already worth $30 million.
First Lady Michelle Obama recently challenged young chefs across the country to come up with new recipes to promote healthier school lunches. Among the winners was Kinnan Dowie, an Arab-American sixth grader from Rhode Island. He's off to the White House and we have his recipe for Mediterranean kebab wraps with cilantro tabbouleh.
Annu Palakunnathu Matthew's has focused her photography on twisting perceptions of immigration and identity in America. Her new project, called "Majority Minority," looks at the changes across generations of immigrant families.