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The U.S. has been a country shaped by migration, dating back to the days of the pioneers making their way West.
It's remade this country a number of times, from the "great migration" of African Americans from south to north in the early 20th century, to the Dust Bowl departures aimed at a better life in California.
But recently, the U.S. has been seeing a different kind of migration, one motivated not by economic necessity, but by lifestyle choices.
As temperatures and the global population rise, we’ll need to find new ways to feed a hot and crowded world. Some look to GMO’s as the answer, but others see biotechnology as a threat to our soil and health.
On this weekend's NPR Special, Climate One speaks with experts about eating meat, growing organics, school lunches, and how what we eat is affecting global climate change.
To conclude our summer of sharing simple German recipes to try out at home, we dip down to the south of Germany per Facebook fan Theresa's recommendation. Flammkuchen: the crispy, bacon-laden Alsacian dish.
Flammkuchen (literally "flame cake") comes from Alsace, just outside of the German border in France, but it's also considered a specialty of the German Saarland.
Yesterday, Wednesday, August 13th, marked the 53rd anniversary of the construction of the Berlin Wall.
The Chapel of Reconciliation, located on the former death strip at Bernauer Strasse, held a service to commemorate victims of the Wall.
The chapel's pastor, Thomas Jeutner, spoke in memory of Ida Siekmann, the Wall's first victim.
Ida Siekmann lived at Bernauer Strasse 48. The street and sidewalk of Bernauer Strasse was in the French sector of West Berlin. The buildings on the southern side belonged to the Soviet sector of East Berlin.