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American and other forces have launched an offensive to free the town of Amerli, surrounded by Islamic militants for more than two months and desperately short on food and clean water.
Networks like the Discovery Channel have been criticized for pushing entertainment at the cost of science, with fake "documentaries" about everything from mermaids to mythical monster sharks.
NPR producer Nicole Beemsterboer reflects on 10 days in Liberia: children losing parents, young men risking their lives to collect bodies, and the smell of chlorinated hand-washing water everywhere.
This past week, the camera maker GoPro unveiled the Fetch harness, which allows people to attach the durable cameras to their dogs. The company was inspired by some DIY efforts at pet videography.
What makes an essential rock song? Musicologist Greil Marcus argues that it's not the stature of the performer, but the degree to which a song tells the story of rock 'n' roll itself.
by Greg Warner
Apr 06, 2005 — These are tense weeks for Medicaid recipients. Last week, the legislature restored Governor Pataki's proposed Medicaid cuts. But Pataki still has line-item veto power to make irreversible cuts to the budget. And many advocates fear he'll use it Go to full article
by Chris Knight
Apr 06, 2005 — The Lake Placid Film Festival won't go on this summer. The event lost twenty thousand dollars last year. Ticket sales were flat, despite an appearance by legendary director Martin Scorcese. As Chris Knight reports, organizers say there wasn't enough sponsorship support to stage a quality festival. Go to full article
Apr 05, 2005 — The State Assembly released a final report on hearings it held recently on whether to reinstate New York's death penalty statute. The report raises questions but draws no... Go to full article