Guy Raz http://weku.fm en Miners Weather The Slow Burn Of Coal's Demise http://weku.fm/post/miners-weather-slow-burn-coals-demise At some point today, you will probably flip on a light switch. That simple action connects you to the oldest and most plentiful source of American electricity: coal.<p>Since the early 1880s — when Edison and Tesla pioneered the distribution of electrical power into our homes — most of that power has come from the process of burning coal.<p>Four years ago, something started to change. First it was slow, and then this past month that change became dramatic. Sat, 14 Jul 2012 21:20:00 +0000 Guy Raz & Lauren Silverman 29588 at http://weku.fm Miners Weather The Slow Burn Of Coal's Demise What's Killing 'King Coal' In West Virginia? http://weku.fm/post/whats-killing-king-coal-west-virginia Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>This week, one of the biggest coal mining companies in Central Appalachia, Patriot Coal, filed for bankruptcy protection. Over the past three months, a wave of layoffs has hit coal country hard, and this past month, the share of all U.S. electricity generated from coal hit its lowest level since the 1940s. Our colleague Guy Raz visited Webster County in the middle of West Virginia to find out what's killing King Coal.<p>GUY RAZ, BYLINE: Just a few weeks ago, the massive steel hopper on the outskirts of Cowan, West Virginia, was humming. Fri, 13 Jul 2012 20:46:00 +0000 Guy Raz 29548 at http://weku.fm Blacks, Gays And The Church http://weku.fm/post/blacks-gays-and-church Transcript <p>GUY RAZ, HOST: <p>Let's turn to another story we've been following in recent weeks: African-Americans and same-sex marriage. When President Obama came out in support of gay marriage, some African-American religious leaders protested. Sun, 27 May 2012 21:04:00 +0000 Guy Raz 27118 at http://weku.fm Afghanistan Hit By Deadly Attacks http://weku.fm/post/afghanistan-hit-deadly-attacks Transcript <p>GUY RAZ, HOST: <p>And if you're just joining us, you're listening to WEEKENDS on ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Guy Raz.<p>In Afghanistan today, the Taliban has launched a string of attacks across the country, including coordinated strikes in the capital, Kabul, that hit near western targets and Afghan government buildings. The Taliban says today's attack marks the beginning of what they call the spring fighting season, the period after the winter thaw when mountain passes and roads become accessible again.<p>NPR's Quil Lawrence is in Kabul. Sun, 15 Apr 2012 19:00:00 +0000 Guy Raz 24938 at http://weku.fm Disqualifications Hit Egyptian Elections http://weku.fm/post/disqualifications-hit-egyptian-elections Transcript <p>GUY RAZ, HOST: <p>Staying overseas, and to Egypt now, where election officials have stunned voters by banning three of the top contenders running in the country's upcoming presidential elections. Those candidates include Omar Suleiman, the vice president under Hosni Mubarak, the other two, a powerful leader from the Muslim Brotherhood and an ultra-conservative Islamist cleric.<p>The announcement late yesterday has thrown the entire race into turmoil just as Egyptians were hoping to begin to move past the Mubarak era. NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson is in Cairo. Sun, 15 Apr 2012 19:00:00 +0000 Guy Raz 24941 at http://weku.fm Dramatic Storms Strike Dallas-Fort Worth Area http://weku.fm/post/dramatic-storms-strike-dallas-fort-worth-area Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>And I'm Renee Montagne.<p>A flight departure board at the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport yesterday told the story. One word was repeated again and again: cancelled, cancelled, cancelled.<p>INSKEEP: That was just one sign of chaos, as up to a dozen tornadoes spun through the area. Amazingly, nobody was reported killed.<p>MONTAGNE: But the storms damaged over 600 homes. Wed, 04 Apr 2012 08:39:00 +0000 Guy Raz 24362 at http://weku.fm Lost Malcolm X Speech Heard Again 50 Years Later http://weku.fm/post/lost-malcolm-x-speech-heard-again-50-years-later Last semester, Brown senior Malcolm Burnley took a narrative writing course. One of the assignments was to write a fictional story based on something true — and that true event had to be found inside the university archives.<p>"So I went to the archives and started flipping through dusty compilations of student newspapers, and there was this old black-and-white photo of when Malcolm X came to speak," Burnley says. "There was one short article that corresponded to it, and very little else."<p>Malcolm X came to speak at Brown University in Providence, R.I., on May 11, 1961. Sat, 04 Feb 2012 22:17:00 +0000 Guy Raz 20832 at http://weku.fm Lost Malcolm X Speech Heard Again 50 Years Later How Crossword Puzzles Unlocked An Artist's Memory http://weku.fm/post/how-crossword-puzzles-unlocked-artists-memory It's not often you see an image of a brain scan on the wall of an art exhibit. But among works by Monet and Sisley at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore hangs just that — a cross-section of a human brain. Wed, 12 Oct 2011 15:31:00 +0000 Guy Raz 14176 at http://weku.fm How Crossword Puzzles Unlocked An Artist's Memory Derrick Bell, Influential Legal Scholar, Dies At 80 http://weku.fm/post/derrick-bell-influential-legal-scholar-dies-80 <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTPZrcWnxg8</p> Thu, 06 Oct 2011 19:07:00 +0000 Guy Raz 13832 at http://weku.fm Derrick Bell, Influential Legal Scholar, Dies At 80 Japan Defeats U.S. In Women's World Cup Final http://weku.fm/post/japan-defeats-us-womens-world-cup-final Japan became the first Asian nation to win the Women's World Cup on Sunday, beating the United States in a penalty shootout after both sides were level at 2-2 after extra time. The Japanese denied the U.S. team the chance to become the first nation to lift the cup three times. Sun, 17 Jul 2011 19:00:00 +0000 Guy Raz 8732 at http://weku.fm Latest From Libya http://weku.fm/post/latest-libya There are reports that Libyan rebels have moved beyond Ras Lanouf and are now heading toward Sirte, Moammar Gadhafi's hometown. Sun, 27 Mar 2011 19:00:00 +0000 Guy Raz & Lourdes Garcia Navarro 406 at http://weku.fm