Dream Engineers

      For as much time as we spend sleeping and dreaming, and as long as we’ve studied both, they largely remain ever-mysterious, their exact function and purpose elusive. Today, we’re off to a brave new world of science surrounding sleep, dreams, and the exciting future of controlling your dreams to make your life better: dream engineering. Rachel Raider is getting wired — for sleep. She’s about to go "lights out" as part of an experiment. Sharyl: And what do you tend to dream about?

      Mothers' Refuge

      Nearly 50 years after the Supreme Court decided women have a constitutional right to terminate their pregnancy, things may be about to change. A leak of a draft decision obtained by Politico suggests the Court will soon overturn that case and return decisions on abortion to each state. Across the country, states have been busy passing legislation to either limit or protect abortion rights. Texas already adopted a ban on most abortions after about six weeks.

      Whale Songs

      Today, we leave you with a fascinating story from the ocean deep, where whales often emit mysterious, rhythmic sequences of sound called whale songs. There’s a lot of scientific study behind this form of communication, as Lisa Fletcher finds out in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Lisa: Is it a language? Mark Baumgartner: Would you consider birdsong a language? It's a way to communicate. Some languages are more complicated than others.

      The Tenderloin

      With crime a persistent and growing concern for many Americans, one city that’s frequently in the headlines is San Francisco. As homelessness has spiraled out of control, drug crime has gotten so bad in one historic section of town, the mayor declared a state of emergency to try to get a grip on it. Today in our cover story, we pay a visit to the troubled San Francisco neighborhood known as The Tenderloin. Katherine Vaughn is a native San Franciscan.

      Moms for Liberty

      There's been an upheaval in education during the past two years of the Covid pandemic. Part of the change has pressed parents into increased involvement, even activism. Lisa Fletcher reports on one movement. From protests to disrupted school board meetings, many parents angry and increasingly willing to speak out. Across racial, social, and economic lines, a common thread unites these parents.

      Bulldog of the Bering

      Now a story from our travels to Alaska. Scott Thuman reports on a unique Coast Guard ship with a fascinating namesake. A picturesque, sunny day at Coast Guard Station Kodiak, Alaska, 250 miles south of Anchorage. Today’s weather is deceptive, as this base is here precisely because, for much of the year, icy storms lash Alaska and the rich fishing waters of the Bering Sea, and it's from here that help comes when ships are in distress.

      Summer Travel

      When a federal judge recently threw out the Biden administration's mask requirement for air travel, plenty of passengers rejoiced, but so did many in the travel industry. They'd been lobbying for months to ditch masks—saying it hurt their bottom dollar. Now, they're relying on a busy summer to get back in the black. Can they do it? Scott Thuman packed his bags to find out.