Rachel Martin http://kccu.org en Tiny Liechtenstein Loses A Precious Quarter-Acre http://kccu.org/post/tiny-lichtenstein-loses-precious-quarter-acre The tiny principality of Liechtenstein spreads across a grand total of 62 square miles. Now, it's getting smaller. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:07:00 +0000 Rachel Martin 54649 at http://kccu.org After A Bitter Struggle, DSO Brings 'Joy' To The People Again http://kccu.org/post/after-bitter-struggle-dso-brings-joy-people-again <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86ukcgSnME0</p> Sun, 09 Mar 2014 13:06:00 +0000 Rachel Martin 52169 at http://kccu.org After A Bitter Struggle, DSO Brings 'Joy' To The People Again John Denver's 'Country Roads,' Now Official In West Virginia http://kccu.org/post/john-denvers-country-roads-now-official-west-virginia Transcript <p>(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "TAKE ME HOME, COUNTRY ROADS")<p>JOHN DENVER: (Singing) Almost heaven, West Virginia, Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River...<p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>That is, of course, John Denver's hit "Take Me, Home Country Roads," which has just become an official state song of West Virginia. The state legislature approved the resolution Friday after a campaign spearheaded by a woman named Drema Denver. Despite having the same last name as John Denver, she is not related. Sun, 09 Mar 2014 11:56:00 +0000 Rachel Martin 52156 at http://kccu.org Is Rebuilding Storm-Struck Coastlines Worth The Cost? http://kccu.org/post/long-run-rebuilding-coastlines-could-prove-too-costly One year ago Tuesday, Hurricane Sandy bore down on the East Coast, devastating shoreline communities from Florida to Maine.<p>Many of these areas have been rebuilt, including the Long Beach boardwalk, about 30 miles outside New York City. Officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new boardwalk Friday.<p>Ninety percent of the funding for the restoration came from the federal government. The Federal Emergency Management Agency paid $44 million to repair the devastation.<p>Jack and Roseanne Vanderbeck love the new boardwalk. Sun, 27 Oct 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Rachel Martin 44369 at http://kccu.org Is Rebuilding Storm-Struck Coastlines Worth The Cost? Quote Corrected On MLK Memorial http://kccu.org/post/quote-corrected-mlk-memorial Transcript <p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>The Martin Luther King Junior memorial in Washington, D.C. will be ready for the 50th anniversary of the civil rights March on Washington. The sculpture, which looks out on the city's tidal basin has been covered in scaffolding to correct an inscription on the monument. Since it was put up in 2011, it has had a truncated version of a quotation from a speech King gave in 1968.<p>The words were, quote, "I was a drum major for justice, peace and righteousness." Critics pointed out that this was not what Dr. Sun, 18 Aug 2013 10:41:00 +0000 Rachel Martin 40078 at http://kccu.org