It's a winter wonderland in Boston, but that just means a more interesting commute for the team at PRI's The World.
Large parts of the northeastern United States are being battered by blizzards and near hurricane-force winds as winter storm Juno makes its way up the coast. So the journalists in our newsroom laced up heavy winter boots and strapped on cross-country skis and snowshoes to come in for today's show.
Marco Werman made it in with his cross-country gear...
This coming Saturday night, January 31st, at 11pm, The Blues will begin with a just-released collaboration of Gov't Mule and John Scofield from their new cd, Sco-Mule. "Hottentot" will be followed by Miles Davis's "Tutu" and Joe Cocker's "Respect Yourself." The second set will feature Keb'Mo, Eric Bibb, and Cyndi Lauper.
And, the third set is a commentary by music historian Dave Lewis on the musician Bix Beiderbecke who was born in 1903 in Davenport. Dave's research details Bix Beiderbecke's connections to the Cincinnati area.
You'll be forgiven for taking a second look at these fuzzy creatures. No, that's not some creepy spider. It's nine playful lemurs chowing down on lunch at the Qingdao Forest Wildlife World in the northeast of China.
In what's being called a "major advancement," Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and other researchers around the country say young sickle cell anemia patients have a safer way to manage their disease.
Russell Ware, MD PhD,director of Hematology at Cincinnati Children's says the standard of care is lifetime blood transfusions for those at risk of stroke. But a clinical trial shows the medicine hydroxyurea is just as good as blood transfusions without the cost and side effects.