Disease is beginning to spread around refugee camps in flooded Pakistan as rain continues to pour. Jeffrey Brown talks to Michael Young of the International Rescue Committee on the risk of waterborne illness and what measures are being taken to help flood victims. Continue reading
Tens of thousands of Pakistanis are in need of food and shelter after flooding that has killed some 1,500 people so far. Kylie Morris of Independent Television News reports. Continue reading
The migration of the blues from the fields of the Mississippi Delta to clubs on the southside of Chicago has been well-documented by historians and musicologists, but there is also a rich tradition in and around the Appalachian mountains that has received scant attention. A new album, “Classic Appalachian Blues” by Smithsonian Folkways, helps to set the record straight.
The Oxford American bills itself as “the Southern Magazine of Good Writing.” This month the emphasis is on the good and the truly great, as the magazine offers its first ever “Southern Literature” issue.
U.S. Marines marked the start of a new offensive in Afghanistan Thursday, as part of the Obama administration’s efforts to stabilize the Afghan-Pakistan border region. A Washington Post reporter embedded in the Helmand province provides an update. Continue reading
The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday on a challenge by a Texas community to strike down an extension to the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal recaps the day in court. Continue reading
Key GOP strongholds Georgia, North Carolina and Florida show possible big gains for Democrats. Reporters probe the reasons behind the shifts in presidential and down-ballot races. Continue reading
President Jimmy Carter sits down with Jim Lehrer, Mark Shields and David Brooks to reflect on the race for the White House, Sen. Barack Obama’s candidacy, and the historical significance of the moment. Continue reading