At around 700,000 people, itâ€™s no secret that Detroit is much smaller than it used to be. People are still leaving the city overall. But that rate is slowing, as some people discover new reasons to move in.
From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Sarah Cwiek of Michigan Radio has the story of two Detroit households moving in opposite directions, and the different forces tugging on the cityâ€™s population.
Weâ€™ve heard a lot about the arduous and dangerous sea journeys many migrants make to Europe â€” often landing on the island of Lampedusa off the south of Italy.
But at the north of the country, many are struggling to carry on their journey. Most want to make their way to a new life in the U.K. or Germany or Scandinavia, but a pinch point has built up at the Brenner Pass, the Alpine border between Austria and Italy.
Originally published on Tue November 12, 2013 2:47 pm
Walking around the NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C., can be a little overwhelming, especially for us fresh-faced and starry eyed interns trying to fit into our real-world pants and make a career in public radio.
Originally published on Wed October 23, 2013 11:53 am
"Now I'm teaching four
Other families. They want
To get rich like me."
-- Chinese cockroach rancher Zou Hui tells the Los Angeles Times. She gave up her job at a knitting factory in 2008 to launch her creepy-crawly enterprise. In China, the insects are used in variegated ways, including pharmaceutical and cosmetic production.