We check back in with Nita Gerik of West, Texas. Dick Gordon spoke with her in April, after an explosion in a fertilizer factory killed fourteen people, including eleven volunteer firefighters. Nita Gerik's husband was fire department chief for 25 years.
In late April, more than 1,100 garment workers were killed when the eight-story Rana Plaza building collapsed. Labor activist Kalpona Akter has come from Bangladesh to attend the June 7 Walmart shareholders meeting in Arkansas, where she'll try to convince shareholders that Walmart must protect the safety of factory workers.
Photographer Alonzo Adams hadn’t been following the storm that would devastate Moore, Okla. on May 20. Then he noticed a small disturbance on the radar. "Within minutes it went from a little speck to a full blown thunderstorm," he says, "and [within] a couple of more minutes it started rotating."