Hamilton tickets are almost impossible to get. But one man seemed to have connections. Prosecutors in New York have indicted him for forging tickets to the hit show and selling them on Craigslist.
Cathy Allen Rude needed to reach a mother in labor, but her plan to use a kayak fell through. When a neighbor floated by on an inflatable swan, she hitched a ride. She arrived in time for the birth.
Bill Haslam is a moderate Republican in immoderate Republican times. He also just vetoed a bill that would have designated the Holy Bible the state book of Tennessee.
One of the issues that came up among voters across the Appalachian region is medical care. Insure Tennessee, Governor Bill Haslam's alternative to Obamacare, is faltering. Steve Inskeep talks to Knoxville's mayor about how it has been received in her city. Also, Chris Green of Berea College discusses the political leanings of the Appalachia region in a tumultuous election year.
Ashley Capps, a music promoter in Knoxville, Tennessee, tells Steve Inskeep that a cultural and musical renaissance is happening in the small town South. Capps founded the Bonnaroo Music Festival, an alternative music festival in Knoxville which attracts 80,000 people each year. And, Chris Green of Berea College weighs in on the origins of country music in Appalachia.
In Whitesburg, Kentucky, more than 30 percent of the population lives below the poverty line. It's an area once known for coal mining but most of those jobs have dried up. Limited job opportunities force many residents to leave. But some peple find their way back: Elizabeth Sanders and Brad Shepherd both found ways to create employment for themselves in Whitesburg.
Morning Edition continues exploring different regions of the country asking how your vote — as well as your view of the world — is influenced by where you live.We'll hear from Appalachia — the mountain region that stretches from New York to the Deep South. This remains a region where incomes lag well behind the national average.
A federal appeals court ruled a transgender boy may sue the school board for discrimination because it banned him from using the boy's bathroom. Attorney Joshua Block talks to Lourdes Garcia Navarro.
A day after the first criminal charges related to Flint's lead tainted water were filed, residents of the Michigan city and others wonder how high up the investigation into the crisis will go.
In a Moroccan forest, desperate African migrants often camp out for months or years waiting for a chance to jump fences and walls toward two nearby Spanish enclaves — their step to Europe.
President Andrew Jackson who is the face of the $20 bill will be replaced by abolitionist leader Harriet Tubman. Lourdes Garcia-Navarro talks to Susan Ades Stone, co-founder of Women On $20s.
U.S. military officials are worried about the connections between ISIS and Boko Haram. U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power visited the African country of Chad, which is threatened by both groups.
Nearly 2 million Britons live in continental Europe, and many are concerned that their lives will be adversely affected if Britain chooses to leave the European Union in a referendum in June.
The Knoxville band's regional roots are at the center of its sound. Members Cruz Contreras and Trisha Gene Brady explain how the mountains inspire their music.
This year the task of coming up with a birthday cake fit for a queen fell to Nadiya Hussain, the winner of the most recent season of the wildly popular TV show The Great British Bake Off.
A new mattress on sale in Spain will alert you if your partner is being unfaithful. You will learn of the cheating on a mobile app. The "smartress" is equipped with a lover detection system.
After 108 years at sea, the bottle was spotted. The note inside read: "return to the British Marine Biology Association." The bottle had been tossed out as part of an experiment into currents.
Egypt is investigating several prominent human rights groups. Similar moves are taking place in neighboring countries, dashing hopes of greater freedoms generated by the Arab uprisings.
Peter Liang has been sentenced to 5 years of probation and 800 hours of community service for the accidental shooting death of an unarmed man in 2014. The sentencing touched off passionate reactions.
The woman, Nadezhda Savchenko, was a military pilot captured during the war in Eastern Ukraine, and her case has become a symbol of the conflict between the two countries.