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Nepalese soldiers unload food supplies at an army base in Chautara, Nepal, April 29 2015. Olivia Harris/Reuters

What works and doesn’t in disaster health response

Research suggests that many international health-oriented responses are poorly targeted. So what kind of health response would best target the needs of the Nepalese?
Demonstrators attempt to keep protests calm during Baltimore demonstrations. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Baltimore riots: the fire this time and the fire last time and the time between

A panel of scholars comments on the origins and the implications of the violence in Baltimore.
Packed but greener than many: The mass transit system in Delhi contributes to its lower-than-average carbon footprint ranking. Stephan Rebernik

How green is your city: towards an index of urban sustainability

Emerging research looks at new ways to measure the ecological footprint of cities, a key step to making them more environmentally benign and perhaps more livable.
Through his music, Lead Belly rejected the stereotype that country music was the domain of white artists, while blues music was reserved for blacks. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Lead Belly’s music defied racial categorization

Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection depicts the fully-formed artist – a blues musician, yes, but also a performer of string-band, country and pop songs.
A number of snow storms have led schools to declare snow days. Fr Lawrence Lew, O.P./Flickr

Schools close and kids lose

A school year of less than 180 days is detrimental to kids’ learning. The most disadvantaged kids lose the most when schools have to declare snow days.
Brian Williams Phil McCarten/Reuters

Brian Williams, the military and American culture

Credibility, generally, is seen as a dividend of honesty. Tell the truth and, over time, people will come to regard you as a trustworthy person, a reliable source of information. Given this formula, the…
The Boston-area transit authority has had major disruptions and shut-downs this winter. MaxVT/Flickr

Extreme weather exposes the vulnerability of our cities to climate change

Despite the Patriots winning the Super Bowl, January and February were not kind months for the people of Boston and New England. By February 10th, more than 60 inches of snow in 30 days fell on the city…
Here’s what’s on the agenda. POOL New/ Reuters

The State of the Union 2015 – a closer look at the president’s ‘ambitious agenda’

Editor’s note: “The state of the union is good,” and the attitude of President Barack Obama in his annual speech to Congress was upbeat. Good economic news and no more election campaigns were the backdrop…
Country music’s soaring popularity in the Northeast isn’t so much a novelty as it is a rebirth. US Navy

Stand by your Maine: country music’s Northern roots

This past June, radio conglomerate Clear Channel (now known as iHeartRadio) announced it was converting Boston’s 101.7 FM to a country station. The story they told the Boston Globe was a familiar one…

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