Boston Grapples With The Threat Of Storms And Rising Water
Superstorm Sandy was a wake-up call for the Eastern Seaboard — especially Boston, where flooding rivers can meet a surging ocean, all in Boston Harbor. So what's a city to do? Retreat from the water or better shield buildings from flooding.
This Year's Flu Vaccine Falters In Protecting Elderly
This year's flu shot looks like it's unusually poor at protecting the elderly. The flu vaccine's only about 27 percent effective overall for those ages 65 and older and just 9 percent effective against the flu strain causing the most illness, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Melissa Block talks to Rob Stein.
Week In Politics: Automatic Budget Cuts Deadline Nears
Melissa Block talks to regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the automatic budget cuts scheduled for March 1.
Penn State Officials Take Booze Out Of 'State Patty's Day' Mix
Bar owners near the university agreed to not sell alcohol Saturday for what's become known as "State Patty's Day." Local officials say the unofficial St. Patrick's Day celebration brings unwanted and unruly behavior into downtown State College, Pa.
Music's New 'Real Ambassadors'
Last year, the State Department launched a program that brings international artists to Main Street America. The groups are trying to open ears in the U.S. — and send a message back home.
What's The Sequester? And How Did We Get Here?
They've been everywhere this week: dire warnings about threats posed by across-the-board federal spending cuts. But what's the real story? Here are the answers to four burning questions about the cuts known as "the sequester."