Rachel Martin http://wesa.fm en Tiny Liechtenstein Loses A Precious Quarter-Acre http://wesa.fm/post/tiny-lichtenstein-loses-precious-quarter-acre The tiny principality of Liechtenstein spreads across a grand total of 62 square miles. Now, it's getting smaller. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:07:00 +0000 Rachel Martin 27860 at http://wesa.fm After A Bitter Struggle, DSO Brings 'Joy' To The People Again http://wesa.fm/post/after-bitter-struggle-dso-brings-joy-people-again <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86ukcgSnME0</p> Sun, 09 Mar 2014 12:40:00 +0000 Rachel Martin 25558 at http://wesa.fm After A Bitter Struggle, DSO Brings 'Joy' To The People Again John Denver's 'Country Roads,' Now Official In West Virginia http://wesa.fm/post/john-denvers-country-roads-now-official-west-virginia Transcript <p>(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "TAKE ME HOME, COUNTRY ROADS")<p>JOHN DENVER: (Singing) Almost heaven, West Virginia, Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River...<p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>That is, of course, John Denver's hit "Take Me, Home Country Roads," which has just become an official state song of West Virginia. The state legislature approved the resolution Friday after a campaign spearheaded by a woman named Drema Denver. Despite having the same last name as John Denver, she is not related. Sun, 09 Mar 2014 11:59:00 +0000 Rachel Martin 25555 at http://wesa.fm Is Rebuilding Storm-Struck Coastlines Worth The Cost? http://wesa.fm/post/long-run-rebuilding-coastlines-could-prove-too-costly One year ago Tuesday, Hurricane Sandy bore down on the East Coast, devastating shoreline communities from Florida to Maine.<p>Many of these areas have been rebuilt, including the Long Beach boardwalk, about 30 miles outside New York City. Officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new boardwalk Friday.<p>Ninety percent of the funding for the restoration came from the federal government. The Federal Emergency Management Agency paid $44 million to repair the devastation.<p>Jack and Roseanne Vanderbeck love the new boardwalk. Sun, 27 Oct 2013 11:46:00 +0000 Rachel Martin 18802 at http://wesa.fm Is Rebuilding Storm-Struck Coastlines Worth The Cost?