The New Orleans Botanical Garden was neglected long before Hurricane Katrina destroyed its grounds. But at that point, the garden's director Paul Soniat decided to seek out donations and breathe new life into the garden. He speaks with guest host Jacki Lyden about what it took to revive the historic space.
Older voters make up a major voting bloc that both candidates will be courting, and Mitt Romney's pick of Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate has put Medicare and Social Security front-and-center. Guest host Jacki Lyden discusses how these voters might respond with Andrew Kohut of the Pew Research Center.
After more than 50 reports of children sustaining head injuries from falls, the South African maker of molded foam Bumbo seats is recalling them. The company has a fix to help keep babies from falling out.
The entire staff at Miramonte Elementary was replaced last February after the allegations against two teachers. Administrators wanted to show parents they were taking action. Now, cleared of any wrongdoing, the other teachers are back in their classrooms.
Grace Edwards' electric bill had seemed high for 25 years. Connecticut Light and Power first told her it must be an extra television or her air conditioning. It turns out, Edwards was paying to power two street lights.
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