Travel with Rick Steves has wonthe prestigious Gold Medal Award for Best Travel Broadcast-Audio at this year's Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition.
The annual competition is sponsored by the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation. Winners of the awards, the most prestigious in the field of travel journalism, were announced Oct. 21 at the SATW convention, held this year in Biloxi, on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
The federal health law's individual marketplaces are scheduled to start enrollment on October 1. Nearly all Americans will be required to have health insurance starting January 1, 2014, or else they will be liable for a tax penalty. There is considerable confusion about the law. You might not be sure if you qualify and likely have no clear idea of how much insurance might cost.
When Harvard Professor LaTanya Sweeney typed her name in Google one day, she noticed something strange: an ad with the heading: "LaTanya Sweeney arrested?" But, she never had been arrested -- and neither had the only other LaTanya Sweeney in the U.S. Why did the ad suggest so? In this episode of Freakonomics Radio, host Stephen Dubner investigates the latest research on names and what your name says about your economic status, race and even political preference. Friday, August 16, 8pm on KWGS 89.5 HD1.
Every seven years since 1964, in what's known as the Up series, Granada Television has caught us up on the lives of 14 everyday people. The subjects of the documentary series were 7 years old when it began; in the latest installment, 56 Up, they are well into middle age.
It's high summer, yes, but blink and soon it will be fall, and trees will turn red, brown, beige, yellow, pale green and gold. But not cars. Cars may be making the Earth warmer, but their colors, I notice, have turned wintry.