The plans laid out for transportation improvements in the Lexington area will be reviewed this month by federal officials. A evening meeting will give citizens a chance to weigh in on transportation issues. Proposals in two central Kentucky counties will be reviewed by federal transportation officials. Max Conyers, who’s with Lexington’s planning department, says the examination includes a look at pedestrian, bicycle, and mass transit traffic in Fayette and Jessamine counties. Conyers says officials will also gather input from residents.
Thousands of Syrian refugees were massed on Monday along the border, hoping to cross into Turkey to escape a crackdown by elite army troops who retook control of one rebellious town and threatened to widen their assault on anti-government activists.
Fredrik made a name for itself with the irresistible 2008 track "Black Fur," from its debut album Na Na Ni. Three years later, the Swedish band has shifted away from pop and undergone some lineup changes, morphing from a sextet to a duo and now (with Fredrik's third release) a trio: founding bandmates Fredrik Hultin and Ola Lindfel and new addition Anna Moberg. While the band continues to exploit its knack for melody, it's progressed into darker and more experimental territory.
Ahead of Father's Day next Sunday, Tell Me More marks the celebration with a series of essays by dads. These men reflect on the joys and challenges of being a father in conventional and unconventional ways. Lester Spence is a married father of five. He's also an assistant professor of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University. Spence shares his reflections on fatherhood in the first of this week-long series.
When Barack Obama lands in Puerto Rico on Tuesday, it will be the first time in five decades that a sitting U.S. President has paid the island an official visit. Host Michel Martin speaks with Puerto Rico's Governor Luis Fortuno about his upcoming meeting with President Obama and Puerto Rico's current challenges.
In her weekly 'Can I Just Tell You' commentary, host Michel Martin looks back at tragic events like Hurricane Katrina as times when television provided images of what audiences were afraid to face or even believe. Martin argues that the biggest problems of our times are those we cannot see, like the deficit or corruption that has become routine in financial institutions. Martin says that these problems give passes to the political and entertainment elite while eating away at the financial viability of struggling Americans.
In Haiti, severe storms and mudslides have killed over 20 people, thus tempering enthusiasm of a newly-installed president. There is fear that the start of the hurricane season will increase cholera, a waterborne disease. Host Michel Martin speaks with with The Miami-Herald Tribune's Caribbean correspondent Jacqueline Charles about the situation in Haiti and how humanitarian groups and the country's government are responding.