Here & Now http://aspenpublicradio.org en Modern-Day Dust Bowl Isn't Easy, But It Beats The 1930s http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/modern-day-dust-bowl-isnt-easy-it-beats-1930s The historic drought that continues to hammer the West shows no signs off abating. Most of California remains in severe drought conditions, with its groundwater aquifers in danger of being depleted. Officials in Los Angeles have beefed up their use of &#8220;water cops&#8221; to make sure people aren&#8217;t wasting water.<p>Meanwhile, in the plains and on the panhandle, it's been drier than it was during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s. And yet, many farmers are surviving. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:13:00 +0000 editor 23325 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Modern-Day Dust Bowl Isn't Easy, But It Beats The 1930s Bumper U.S. Corn Yield Could Top Records http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/bumper-us-corn-yield-could-top-records Early rains, cooler temperatures and hardier seeds have led to projections of a record harvest of corn this year. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:07:00 +0000 editor 23324 at http://aspenpublicradio.org In Liberia, Ebola Quarantine Sparks Riots http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/liberia-ebola-quarantine-sparks-riots In Liberia this morning, security forces attempted to quarantine the West Point neighborhood in the capital Monrovia, but residents broke out in a riot.<p>The Ebola holding center in West Point has been keeping residents on edge. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:07:00 +0000 editor 23326 at http://aspenpublicradio.org In Liberia, Ebola Quarantine Sparks Riots Man Dead After Officer-Involved Shooting In St. Louis http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/man-dead-after-officer-involved-shooting-st-louis Authorities in St. Louis say a man has been shot dead by police after brandishing a knife at officers. The shooting took place in the north St. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:53:00 +0000 editor 23282 at http://aspenpublicradio.org How Flight Changed The World - And What Might Be Next http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/how-flight-changed-world-and-what-might-be-next Today is National Aviation Day, the date chosen in part because it&#8217;s the birthday of Orville Wright, who flew the very first airplane in 1903, with his brother Wilbur Wright.<p>Astronaut Neil Armstrong carried at piece of wood and some fabric from the Wright brothers&#8217; 1903 flyer to the moon, connecting the first airplane flight to space exploration.<p><strong>Tom Crouch</strong> of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum told <em><a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/">Here & Now&#8217;</a></em>s Jeremy Hobson that Wilbur and Orville Wright changed the human mind with the inven Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:16:00 +0000 editor 23268 at http://aspenpublicradio.org How Flight Changed The World - And What Might Be Next