When thunderclouds begin to gather over Botswana’s Kalahari each year, 20,000 zebras get itchy feet. As the first fat raindrops hit the dust, southern Africa’s biggest animal migration gets underway. In a never-ending quest for grass and water, the striped herds undertake an annual epic trek across the vast lunar landscape of the Kalahari’s Makgadikgadi ...Continue Reading
The Avett Brothers: The critically acclaimed American band was founded by brothers Scott and Seth Avett. Their performance at the McKittrick Hotel includes 2009’s hit “I and Love and You,” as well as selections from the band’s eighth studio album, Magpie and the Dandelion, which reached No. 5 on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 Albums ...Continue Reading
Get to know more about Brazil with Michael Palin as he visits vaqueros, learns to drum, cook Bahian-style and studies capoeira.
In 1961, segregation seemed to have an overwhelming grip on American society. Many states violently enforced the policy, while the federal government, under the Kennedy administration, remained indifferent, preoccupied with matters abroad. That is, until an integrated band of college students — many of whom were the first in their families to attend a university ...Continue Reading
Unlike its neighboring states of Missouri and Nebraska, where significant decreases have been reported, Kansas has seen a significant jump in the number of people enrolled in its Medicaid/CHIP programs, even without loosening its relatively tight eligibility standards. According to a new report from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, enrollment in the programs ...Continue Reading
See how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights. “The New Black” documents activists, families and clergy on both sides of the campaign to legalize gay marriage and examines homophobia in the black community’s institutional pillar — the black ...Continue Reading