This week, Peter Dykstra and Host Steve Curwood discuss the international rise of coal, with China's big push to increase coal power and Russia's Siberian coast playing an increasing role in shipping coal. In Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, two years of delays are preventing islanders from accessing the FEMA aid needed to recover after hurricanes Maria and Irma.
The persistence of racial injustice. Rampant individualism. The assault of unbridled capitalism on family and community. And our seeming inability to grasp that the ground beneath our feet is nowhere near as solid as it seems.
An investigation by CBS Miami station WFOR-TV found that emergency contracts issued to companies for debris removal after the storm cost tens of millions of dollars more than the original contracts for the work.