Do modern-day farmers actually use farmer’s almanacs, once a staple of everyday farm life? This piece for Associated Press Radio discusses whether almanacs, known for their catchy weather predictions, are obsolete and what the Old Farmer’s Almanac forecasts for winter 2012 and summer 2013.
In spring 2011, American University and neighborhood residents began to heatedly debate the campus’s controversial construction plan. Residents objected to the university’s plan to build five new dorms near million-dollar condominiums; neighbors said students were loud, messy and often drunk. So I set out to ask both students and residents what it means to be a good neighbor.