FROM Ben Matheson
Russian Oil Tanker Slowly Makes Its Way through Alaskan Ice It's been a dark and stormy winter in Nome, Alaska, and a Russian oil tanker is being led through the Bering Sea by the US Coast Guard 's only operative ice-breaker built for the Arctic. It's loaded with fuel that wasn't delivered as usual during the summer. Ben Matheson reports for KNOM community-based radio in Nome.
GOP 'Nukes' the Senate filibuster on SCOTUS nominees Senate Democrats today blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the US Supreme Court… but just for the moment. The Republican majority has changed the rules to force a likely confirmation as soon as tomorrow.
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.
In Janesville, WI, Middle America meets the new American dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn't prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. We hear what's happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.