pbs.orgThis researcher taught us how to resist temptationResearcher Walter Mischel’s most famous contribution was the marshmallow test, a widely replicated experiment that explored the connection between saving and psychology. Economics correspondent Paul Solman remembers Mischel, who died last week at the age of 88.
pbs.orgContaminated Florence storm waters pose 'dire' threat, environmental group warnsDuke Energy said Thursday that three inactive coal ash basins in Goldsboro, North Carolina, are underwater after Hurricane Florence. The electric utility said it's monitoring the site and only a small amount of ash has leaked. But the heavy flooding has environmentalists worried about other sites and other hazards. John Yang learns more from Will Hendrick of Waterkeeper
pbs.orgRace central to Chicago case, even if jury doesn't hear itThe issue of race permeates the Laquan McDonald case, from concerns that releasing video of the shooting would ignite racial tensions in a city with a long history of troubled police relationships with minority communities, to protests after it was finally made public,
pbs.orgFor kids in Puerto Rico, 'we don’t know all the damage they have endured' from Hurricane MariaThere were no lights, air conditioning or working toilets when Natalia Merced returned to her dorm room at the University of Puerto Rico in late October, a month after Hurricane Maria struck the island. Classes had resumed at the university’s Rio Piedras campus, but most of the island was still in the middle of the disaster. Earning her degree was too important to her to give up on her senior year, so she left home
pbs.orgThe quiet evangelical campaign to help Republicans hold onto the House and SenateWith control of Congress up for grabs and Republicans trying to fight off a “blue wave,” evangelical groups in recent months have quietly stepped up their political activity to help the GOP hold onto the House and Senate.1
pbs.orgAnti-abuse activists pan U.S. Catholic bishops' new proposals to curb sex crimesThe initiatives, announced Wednesday, include developing a code of conduct for bishops regarding sexual abuse and harassment, and establishing a confidential hotline — to be run by a third party — to receive complaints of sexual misconduct by bishops, and relay such complaints to appropriate church and civil authorities.
pbs.orgEarly voting begins as midterm season enters final phaseWhile Election Day 2018 is technically Nov. 6, Minnesota law allows in-person voting to begin Friday — a full 46 days early — making it the first battleground state to begin casting actual votes in the broader fight for control of Congress.
pbs.orgTrump slams Kavanaugh accuser's credibilityTrump's change in tone — and apparent shift in tactics — came as Christine Blasey Ford's lawyers negotiated with the Senate Judiciary Committee on the terms for her possible testimony next week in a dramatic showdown over her accusation that threatens Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation.