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Chile Celebrates, World Watches As Miners Are Lifted To Freedom

In this screen grab taken from video, miner Edison Pena waves after being rescued from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine.  (AP)
In this screen grab taken from video, miner Edison Pena waves after being rescued from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine. (AP)

Rescue crews continue to pull those trapped miners from the earth at the San Jose mine in Chile. Family members are greeting the miners with cheers as they emerge from the rescue capsule. The miners have survived more time trapped underground than anyone on record, and the world was captivated by their endurance and unity as officials carefully planned their rescue. The BBC brings us the story from the scene.

Taking Temperature Of The Tea Party

"Boiling Mad" by Kate ZernikeTonight, Republican candidate for Senate from Delaware Christine O'Donnell gets another chance to make an impression, in a televised debate with Democrat Chris Coons. O'Donnell has been called the poster woman for the Tea Party, which has been roiling politics for the past two years. Some call the Tea Party an authentic popular movement, but some label it "astroturf" — a fake grassroots movement managed by conservative groups like Dick Armey's FreedomWorks. Kate Zernike is national correspondent for the New York Times, and author of "Boiling Mad: Inside Tea Party America," which chronicles the rise of the Tea Party.

Researcher Finds Half-Heard Conversations Are Twice As Annoying

We know overhearing a cell phone conversation is grating, but there's a possible cognitive answer as to why. A study in Psychological Science looks how halfalogue, half heard conversation, makes our brains work overtime to fill in the blanks. We talk to lead author of the study, Lauren Emberson, a doctoral candidate in psychology at Cornell University.

After 50 Years, Jane Goodall Still Making Discoveries

Jane Goodall gives a little kiss to Tess, a female chimpanzee at the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary north of Nairobi on Dec. 6, 1997. (AP)
Jane Goodall gives a little kiss to Tess, a female chimpanzee at the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary north of Nairobi on Dec. 6, 1997. (AP)
The October National GeographicBiologist Jane Goodall is marking the 50th anniversary of her work observing the chimpanzees at Gombe in Tanzania. After decades of study, the revelations about the chimps at Gombe keep coming, including the news that an AIDS-like disease may be killing them. Science writer David Quammen celebrates Jane Goodall in the new issue of National Geographic and joins us to talk about her importance.

Composer Eric Whitacre Creates Choirs In Cyberspace

Music From The Show

  • The Essex Green, "The Sixties"
  • Lady Gaga/Beyonce, "Telephone"
  • Jeff Beck, "Line Dancing With Monkeys"

This program aired on October 13, 2010.

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