California's budget crisis is creating a new class of private philanthropists who are stepping up to keep state parks open to the public. Henry Coe State Park, the state's second-largest, was recently saved by a large donation from a Silicon Valley engineer. Will California ever return to fully funding its state parks?
Sahar Sabet of Alpharetta, Ga., says that when she was in a local Apple store last week to buy an iPad and an iPhone, she was told by a clerk that he couldn't sell the company's products to her. He'd overheard her speaking Farsi.
Controversy erupted in 2009 when the Texas State Board of Education debated changes to the state's textbooks that centered on the teaching of evolution. Scott Thurman captured the contentious battle in the documentary film, The Revisionaries, which focuses in large part on Don McLeroy.
A walk in the woods isn't that different from a walk through the produce section of the supermarket for Langdon Cook, an influential Seattle forager, blogger, and home cook. He's dedicated to rekindling interest in forgotten foods.
On Tuesday, the Pew Research Center released a study that found Asian-Americans have surpassed Hispanics as the fastest growing racial group in the U.S. Plus, the report showed that they're the highest earning and best-educated. Host Michel Martin discusses the findings and the implications of these demographic changes with three experts.
A cargo ship carrying four huge cranes is set to squeeze under the Chesapeake Bay Bridge near Washington, D.C., and the Key Bridge outside Baltimore. Both spans have to close temporarily this afternoon as it passes under.
When you give to WAMU, your tax-deductible membership gift helps make possible award-winning programs such as Morning Edition, All Things Considered, The Diane Rehm Show, The Kojo Nnamdi Show, and other favorites.