Part of my move over to 360° includes a little reprogramming. The good news? It’s reignited my interest in politics. Don’t get me wrong – I wasn’t anti-politics three weeks ago, but I was suffering from severe political fatigue. But joining the 360° team has brought me back.
That said, there are still plenty of non-political stories that catch my eye everyday. You get a taste of some of them in the Morning Buzz, but since a little tech glitch hindered that early dose for you, I thought I’d highlight a couple stories you may want to check out for an evening boost.
First up, the “Doomsday Vault” – basically a vast bunker inside a frozen mountain. It’s here that seeds from around the globe will be stored for safe keeping. Did I mention it’s on an island in Norway just below the Arctic Circle? I’m all for preservation, but this seemed a little extreme to me. Then I watched Becky Anderson’s reports from the frozen isle… take a look and see what you think.
Also grabbing my attention? Americans are doing some major religion shopping. More than a quarter of American adults have left the faith they were raised in, either for a different religion or none at all. I am fascinated by religion; I love learning about the world’s belief systems and faiths, so you can bet I jumped on this headline when it crossed the wires. I was surprised that only 16% of those switching were going from one Christian faith to another. I expected it to be higher. Here’s the info.
I’m also following the NY Philharmonic’s historic trip to North Korea. We’ll talk to Christiane Amanpour about that tonight.
– Erica Hill, 360° Correspondent
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