Chernobyl is frozen in time yet still evolving. It's an in-between space that begs questions about time: How does time flow? Does it in fact flow? Or does it stand still? The writer Alan Lightman examines these ideas in his work Einstein’s Dreams.
When Peter Hessler first arrived in the remote Chinese river town of Fuling, the only way to get there was by boat. Recently, he went back for a visit to explore the changes that the Three Gorges Dam has made.
It’s been 6 months since the devastating tornado in Joplin, Missouri. We hear from Angela Walters, who has spent hours and hours each week gathering up photographs that were lost to the winds and connecting them back to the photo’s owner.
Roody Joseph has become an almost accidental aid worker in Haiti. He was preparing to leave the country when he met two mothers with infants that had no milk. For the past two weeks, Roody has made it his job to find milk, formula and diapers for the youngest survivors of the earthquake. Also in this show: Looking To China
When writer Henry Shukman heard about the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, he was intrigued by its reputation as Europe’s largest wildlife refuge. After all, for more than 25 years, few humans have been allowed access to the 1,600 sq. miles of land around the nuclear reactor there. Henry shared a meal with "resettlers," people who returned.