The Pothole Problem


About 150 years ago, we settled on one technology for most of our streets: asphalt. But there’s a problem with asphalt — it’s not weather resistant. Harsh New York City winters leave roads battered, cracked and full of potholes every year. And the city pays hundreds of millions of dollars to repave those roads. Maggie Green asks engineers if there’s a better way to tackle this problem.

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Bottom of the Hour Newscast with Ali Swenson

  From Columbia Radio News, I’m Ali Swenson. President Donald Trump is in Southern California today. He’s touring a section of border fence that was recently replaced. DONALD TRUMP Our country is full, our area is full, the sector is full, we can’t take you anymore, I’m sorry, it can’t happen. So turn around, that’s […]

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As Brexit Tensions Boil Over Abroad, a Separatist Movement Brews at Home

  HOST INTRO: Yet another Brexit deadline was missed today. British lawmakers had to negotiate a plan to leave the European Union. But with tensions high and no resolution in sight, they got a two-week extension to decide for good whether the UK wants in or out. Meanwhile, as Ali Swenson reports, there’s another separatist movement […]

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The Universe is Expanding!

Here in New York, it’s hard to see stars in the sky, especially the stars that are really, really far away–the ones in distant galaxies. And someday, we may not be able to see them at all. That’s according to new research from the University of Michigan. Maggie Green explains.

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Bottom of the Hour Newscast with Andrea Salcedo

  From Columbia Radio News  in New York, I’m Andrea Salcedo. Venezuelan troops have killed at least one person and wounded several others today in an indigenous village near Brazil’s border. This is the first act of violence in the midst of efforts to bring humanitarian aid into the South American country. Venezuelan President Nicolas […]

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“Meet the Mets!” New York City baseball fans pick a side

If you ask a baseball fan, they’ll tell you there are two kinds of New Yorkers: Yankees fans and Mets fans. And according to a new poll from Quinnipiac University, Yankees fans are winning the numbers game—by a lot. Only 34 percent of New York City baseball fans prefer the Mets. And the Mets aren’t known for winning baseball games either. So reporter Sarah Wyman set out in search of what else is keeping them on the hook.

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