Oct 18, 2013 — Environmental groups in Northern California are suing to stop a winery from leveling 154 acres of coast redwoods and Douglas firs to make way for grapevines. As climate change heats up California's interior valley, the wine industry is creeping toward the coast, where majestic redwoods grow.
Apr 25, 2013 — Six in 10 Americans say they fear tumbling from the middle class in the next few years, according to a newly released poll.
Nov 4, 2012 — When the presidential candidates speak about the "middle class," they're making a safe bet that you'll think they're talking to you. The middle class doesn't have an economic definition, and Americans of widely varying income levels identify with it. The class-based term seems to have lost its distinction.
Jul 9, 2012 — Democrats opposed the Bush tax cuts in the early 2000s. But now President Obama is calling for a second extension of the cuts for some Americans, and Republicans are lining up in opposition. So whose tax cut is it anyway?
Oct 27, 2011 — Medicaid, the health program funded jointly by the feds and the states, was devised to cover the poor. But if a provision in last year's federal health law isn't changed, even people with pretty healthy incomes could qualify for Medicaid.
Sep 16, 2010 — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi remained firm that tax cuts should go to incomes of $250,000 or less. This was despite indications that some House Democrats wanted to extend Bush-era tax cuts for everyone, including the wealthy.
Feb 2, 2010 — The term 'middle class' is thrown around a lot. Some NPR listeners wonder just who is the middle class. We set out to find out and learned that it's most of us.