Thousands of Haitians sought refuge in the United States after last year’s devastating earthquake in Haiti. Many are young people, now enrolled in U.S. schools, surrounded by a new language and culture. VOA’s Alex Villarreal tells us how one high school in Florida is helping the students adjust.
In the American south, the Mississippi River has crested just short of record floods in 1937.
The rising river and its tributaries is now affecting those who live in low lying areas – poor people mainly without insurance, who by American standards have nothing, and who now are about to lose even that.
Al Jazeera’s John Terrett reports from the Mississippi Delta.
March 28 marks the anniversary of the United States’ worst nuclear accident. The reactor at Three Mile Island in central Pennsylvania experienced a near meltdown. Although not nearly the tragedy of Chernobyl in Ukraine, or Fukushima in Japan, Three Mile Island caused a three decade pause in nuclear energy advancement in the U.S. and a review of nuclear plant policies nationwide. VOA’s Carolyn Presutti reports from Middletown, Pennsylvania, where the Three Mile Island plant is located.