Editor for Scientific American Michael Moyer explains how genetically-modified mosquitoes could stop the spread of Dengue Fever; unless uncomfortable corporate practices don't cause a GMO backlash first.
Monday was the deadline for employees at the Union Leader to ratify a new 2-year contract. Company negotiators said failure to reach a new deal would result in layoffs and a 10% salary cut. Reporters, editors, advertising staff and others at the paper have unanimously rejected the new deal. Workers say this latest round of cutbacks threatens the paper’s standing.
Norm Welsh started working at the state’s largest newspaper back in the late 80’s.
"Why have fundamentally good people, with good intentions, allowed our democracy to be co-opted by outside interests?", asks Harvard professor, Lawrence Lessig. His new book "Republic, Lost" explores how he says money has corrupted American politics. Lessig blames special interests and campaign finance rules to the fact that U.S citizens trust government less than ever. He also suggests a widespread mobilization and new Constitution Convention to regain control over what he says is a 'corrupted but redeemable representational system.
It’s that time of the year when the days are getting shorter and the retail hours are getting longer.
And while year-round merchants are gearing up for the holiday season, pop-up stores, like the many Halloween outlets, are cropping up alongside them — and then shutting their doors one or two months later.
These temporary stores may sound like a fad, but pop-up stores reflect a growing trend in the retail sector.
You see one in almost every large mall in New Hampshire:
RENEE MONTAGNE, host: Americans are expected to spend nearly $7 billion on Halloween. If you're wondering exactly how, let's go to one street in Concord, New Hampshire, where families take the ghoulish holiday very seriously. New Hampshire Public Radio's Dan Gorenstein reports.