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Joe Wilson, folklorist and founder of the Crooked Road musical heritage tour, talks to chief arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown about the enduring legacy of old-time music in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. In August, tens of thousands of fans and...
A picture taken on Aug. 17 near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul shows smoke billowing after an U.S. air strike near the Mosul dam, Iraq’s largest, on the Tigris river. The U.S. continues to carry out airstrikes in this region on Wednesday....
Social impact investing is taking off, says Pax World CEO Joseph Keefe, not simply because investors care about diversity and sustainability, but because companies focusing on those issues deliver strong long-term results. Photo by Flickr user le...
Kevin Convey, chair of the Department of Journalism at Quinnipaic University, spoke to Hari Sreenivasan about how social media adapts to violent terrorist imagery. In a statement today, President Obama said the entire world is “appalled” by the...
The N. plumipes spider was found to grow larger within densely-populated cities. Photo by Wikimedia user Karora It turns out that spiders love city life, especially rich cities. According to a study published Wednesday by journal PLOS ONE, certain...
Local residents gather around a very sick Saah Exco, 10, in a back alley of the West Point slum on August 19, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. The boy was one of the patients that was pulled out of a holding center for suspected Ebola patients when the...