The Superdome has hosted heavyweight fights, papal visits and — after this weekend — seven Super Bowls, an NFL record. But no event looms larger in the stadium's history than Hurricane Katrina, the 2005 storm that turned the stadium into a teeming shelter of last resort and left it nearly ruined.
It's been more than three months since Hurricane Sandy crashed ashore, and many family-owned businesses in New York and New Jersey are still struggling to get back on their feet. One of those businesses is Totonno's, where generations of pizza lovers have gone for a slice of American culture.
Though many of the immigrants entering the U.S. are from Mexico, others come from Central America, China, the Philippines and India. And while many do enter the country illegally, as many as 40 percent have simply overstayed their visas.
The field appears to be set for the New York City mayoral race. Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon talks with Errol Louis, the host of Inside City Hall on New York One, for a look at the candidates, and what's next for outgoing three-term Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
There is growing momentum for some sort of an immigration reform to be passed this year; the last time there was a big push in 2006 and 2007. President George W. Bush made the issue a priority when he took office and advocated something very similar to what is being considered today. But then Sept. 11 happened and pushed the issue to the backburner. By the time it did come up, Republicans derailed the president's proposals.
A small-town library in Colorado is lending more than just books. Patrons can now check out seeds and farm them. After the crops are harvested, the patrons return the seeds from the best fruits and vegetables so the library can lend them out to others.
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