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Mining Disaster Grips A Community

Billy Pettry, Caden Gray, 5, and Brandon Gray, sit on the steps of the Marsh Fork Worship Center in Eunice, W.Va., near the entrance to Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch Coal Mine. (AP)
Billy Pettry, Caden Gray, 5, and Brandon Gray, sit on the steps of the Marsh Fork Worship Center in Eunice, W.Va., near the entrance to Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch Coal Mine. (AP)

Rescuers are preparing to drill shafts to release the dangerous gasses which have caused the worst U.S. mining disaster in two decades. We speak with former miner, Ed Wiley of Rock Creek, West Virginia.  More...

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Labor Party Struggles In The Campaign To Govern Britain

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has called for parliamentary elections to be held May 6. We look at the challenge he faces from an opposition Conservative Party, which is ahead in the polls. Rob Watson is the BBC's political correspondent.

The Story Behind The Pulitzer Prize For Public Service Journalism

Next week, the Pulitzer Prizes will be announced. We look at one of the most coveted of the prizes — the prize for public-service journalism. Past winners have included the New York Times for publication of the Pentagon Papers; and the Washington Post's coverage of Watergate. Roy Harris is author of Pulitzer's Gold: Behind the Prize for Public-Service Journalism. Harris explains the kind of journalism that goes into award-winning coverage, including the Boston Globe's reporting on the clergy sex abuse scandal. It won the prize in 2003.

The Artist Currently Known As B.T.

Music From The Show

  • Air, "Mike Mills"
  • Ahmad Jamal, "Stolen Moments"
  • The Rolling Stones, "She's So Cold"
  • Christian McBride, "Theme for Kareem"
  • Peter Dixon, "Nagog Woods"
  • Freddie Hubbard, "Little Sunflower"
  • Madonna, "Ray Of Light"
  • B.T., "Suddenly"
  • B.T., "Ferris Wheel" from the Soundtrack for the film "Monster"
  • B.T., "The Emergency"
  • B.T., "Somnambulist" (Simply Being Loved)
  • B.T., "Every Other Way"
  • B.T., "Le Nocturne De Lumiere"

This program aired on April 6, 2010.

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