This summer, we asked Floridians about the biggest issues on their minds this election season. Over the next few weeks, public radio stations across the state will be looking at the top five answers to that question, in stories about the environment, education, the economy and more. Decision FL was brtoadcast live at 1pm on WQCS HD2, with a rebroadcast on WQCS and HD1 at 6pm. This election program is a state collaborative and originated out of the WLRN studios in Miami.
Aleppo, Syria's divided city where airstrikes hit two rebel-held hospitals earlier this week, is under renewed attack, as reports emerge that Russian and Syrian forces are using incendiary phosphorous munitions as part of an intensified shelling and bombing campaign.
It's October now, a month known for apple cider, colorful leaves — and hideous stock-price plunges.
This is the month that brought Americans such horrors as: The Panic of 1907; The Crash of 1929; The Black Monday of 1987; The Asia Market Crash of 1997 and The Financial Crisis of 2008 when the Dow Jones industrial average plunged.
So yes, October, you have a terrible reputation, and we are wary. Especially in this presidential election year — with so much political anger and uncertainty swirling — retirement savers may be wondering: Will you bring us another nightmare?
Michael Twitty wants you to know where Southern food really comes from. And he wants the enslaved African-Americans who were part of its creation to get credit. That's why Twitty goes to places like Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's grand estate in Charlottesville, Va. — to cook meals that slaves would have eaten and put their stories back into American history.
This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about Zika fever. Martin County reported a case in early May. Then more cases were reported there. Then cases were reported in St. Lucie County. The situation is more serious to the south. Miami Beach has been especially hard hit. Zika is transmitted usually by mosquitoes from one human to another. Named for the Zika Forest in Uganda, it spread from Africa and Asia to the Americas. For adults, the symptoms are mild.