Rachel Martin http://kttz.org en Tiny Liechtenstein Loses A Precious Quarter-Acre http://kttz.org/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 42909 at http://kttz.org After A Bitter Struggle, DSO Brings 'Joy' To The People Again http://kttz.org/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 40542 at http://kttz.org After A Bitter Struggle, DSO Brings 'Joy' To The People Again John Denver's 'Country Roads,' Now Official In West Virginia http://kttz.org/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 40531 at http://kttz.org Is Rebuilding Storm-Struck Coastlines Worth The Cost? http://kttz.org/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 12:00:00 +0000 Rachel Martin 33724 at http://kttz.org Is Rebuilding Storm-Struck Coastlines Worth The Cost? Petraeus' Fall As Stunning As The Career Before It http://kttz.org/post/petraeuss-fall-stunning-career-it The resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus, the retired four-star general who stepped down late Friday citing an extramarital affair, brings to an end one of the most storied careers in modern U.S. military history.<p>Petraeus <a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/08/31/140093537/after-37-years-petraeus-retires-from-the-army">left the Army</a> in August 2011 after nearly four decades in uniform. Before his retirement ceremony had even begun, he walked up on the empty stage, went over to the podium and tapped on the microphone. Sun, 11 Nov 2012 06:32:00 +0000 Rachel Martin 14276 at http://kttz.org Petraeus' Fall As Stunning As The Career Before It