Epicureans and lovers of Italian fare can rejoice at the news that Eataly — the Italian food-emporium chain — and the municipality of Bologna will develop a theme park dedicated entirely to food; the latest in a string of public-private partnerships aimed at helping to revive Italy’s economy.
From local economies dependent on defense spending to tourist hot spots reeling from closures, communities across the nation are feeling the pinch of the government shutdown. Judy Woodruff gets perspective from Cathy Lewis of WHRV in Hampton Roads, Va., Karen Kasler of Ohio Public Radio and Scott Shafer of KQED in San Francisco. Continue reading
From corroding modernist monuments to war-torn Syrian cities, some of the world’s most treasured cultural heritage sites are being threatened by various causes. Jeffrey Brown reviews a few of 100 most endangered sites from around the globe with Bonnie Burnham, president of the World Monuments Fund. Continue reading
In spite of devastating floods that damaged major roads and infrastructure, residents of Estes Park, Colo., have been working around the clock to prepare for fall tourist season in hopes of some financial recovery. But the NewsHour’s Mary Jo Brooks reports their efforts have been hampered by the government shutdown. Continue reading
Nearly a year ago, an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico killed 11 workers and triggered a massive oil spill before the leaking well was plugged. Tom Bearden returned to the Gulf to assess the environmental damage and found significant reports of erosion. Continue reading
Tom Bearden reports from Jefferson Parish, La., on how residents and business owners impacted by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill view the government’s response to the disaster. Continue reading
Troops in Thailand moved to seal off an encampment of anti-government protests, as the shooting of a renegade general allied with demonstrators accelerated the violence in Bangkok. Judy Woodruff talks to GlobalPost reporter Patrick Winn about the unrest. Continue reading