Black goo that spilled from a tanker on the Pennsylvania Turnpike caused a major traffic jam. The tires of about 150 cars became covered in the muck, and many vehicles had to be towed away. More on the mishap here.
Professor of creative writing at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Marjorie Sandor, talked about her latest work compiling stories from the deeply unsettling to the possibly supernatural and why we love tales that delve into our increasingly unstable sense of self, home, and planet. In the first hour, bestselling author Juan Enriquez discussed how man is in a different phase of evolution and the future of life on the planet is now in our hands.