In our news wrap Thursday, the first major winter storm of 2014 shut down cities in the Midwest as it barreled towards the Northeast. Heavy snow is expected across New England. Also, Sunni militants linked to al-Qaida battled for control of two Iraqi cities, storming government buildings and police stations. Continue reading
Parts of the Northeast and New England prepared to be blanketed by a potentially record-breaking blizzard. The storm, commonly referred to as "Nemo," may cover some areas with three feet of snow. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Bernie Rayno of AccuWeather about how the storm formed and if it will hit areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. Continue reading
The film “We Still Live Here,” tells the story of the return of the Wampanoag Indian language, the first time a language with no native speakers has been revived in this country. It’s part of our series, in partnership with The Economist magazine, showcasing the art of filmmaking. Continue reading
Emergency officials ordered 100,000 residents to move away from rising rivers in Pennsylvania and New York on Thursday, after downpours turned even peaceful waterways into potentially dangerous torrents. Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Mayor Thomas Leighton told Jeffrey Brown “we won’t relax until people are back in their homes.” Continue reading
The Bahamas braced for the arrival of Hurricane Irene as the storm intensified to Category 3 status with winds topping 120 mph. Jeffrey Brown discusses the hurricane, which is expected to reach the East Coast of the United States in the next few days, with AccuWeather.com’s Jim Kosek. Continue reading
Special correspondent David Brancaccio traveled across America to find people who are creating new jobs and opportunities in their communities to stay afloat during the recession for a PBS documentary called “Fixing the Future.” In this excerpt, he reports how some Mainers have started sharing services to save money. Continue reading
Ray LaMontagne’s fourth studio album, “God Willin’ & The Creek Don’t Rise” comes out today, and he says it’s his best yet.