Originally published on Fri December 2, 2011 2:17 pm
Dogs who have served alongside U.S. military personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan now typically go on to live with their handlers in the civilian world after their service days are over, as All Things Considered reported in August.
That's a change from the past, when many combat dogs were euthanized once they were done working with the military.
Seven time zones, nearly 6,000 miles, and a lot of tea and borscht. That only begins to describe the long journey by David Greene, NPR's Moscow correspondent. He's been in Russia for just over two years and for his last reporting trip, he's riding the Trans-Siberian Railroad from Moscow to Vladivostok.
While crossing the world's largest country and bridging two continents, he'll make stops to capture the mood and the culture of Russia at an important milestone, two decades after the fall of the Soviet Union.
And things should be calmer in Southern California too, where "freakishly powerful winds" on Thursday stunned people and left behind shredded rooftops and "yards littered with downed trees," as the Los Angeles Times says.
"Pakistani officials at a border coordination center gave the go-ahead to American airstrikes that inadvertently killed 24 Pakistan troops, unaware that their own forces were in the area, according to U.S. officials briefed on the preliminary investigation," The Wall Street Journal reports this morning.
A Pakistani official quoted by Reuters says that's not true.
New Orleans, LA – As the New Orleans Museum of Art celebrates its 100th anniversary its new director, Susan Taylor, celebrates her one year anniversary at the helm following long-time director, John Bullard. WWNO's Paul Maassen recently spoke with Taylor about her first year at NOMA and her plans for the future.
New Orleans, LA – Eve Abrams examines pop-up restaurants, Sharon Litwin profiles the workers behind a charitable garden in Central City, and the new director of NOMA discusses her first year as its leader.
Jack Hopke is your host for WWNO's weekly news magazine.
New Orleans, La. – If you find yourself at a festival this weekend that features an orange peeling contest one day and a shrimp peeling contest the next, you know you must be in Plaquemines Parish. Specifically, that would be the Plaquemines Parish Fair and Orange Festival, where locals gather to party and to celebrate the harvests of this exceptionally productive parish.