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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Test Every Kit

Stephanie Horton Rape Kits TOTAL RUN TIME: 4:53 HOST INTRO: As a warning to our listeners, the following story discusses sexual assault.   DNA evidence collected after a sexual assault is known as a rape kit. Rape kits are supposed to be tested immediately. When they aren’t – it creates a backlog. New York City […]

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