Mike Bettes, a meteorologist for The Weather Channel, arrived in Joplin, Missouri minutes after a devastating tornado hit. Mike began to broadcast live, and in between breaks he checked overturned cars for survivors and surveyed the damage.
Columbia Law School professor James Liebman organized his students to re-investigate a murder case which led to the execution of Carlos De Luna. They found evidence that they believe proves that the state of Texas executed the wrong man.
Alicia Partnoy, who was held in a secret prison in Argentina, speaks to Sean Cole about the place called the Little School. The naming of the Buenos Aires cardinal as pope has brought up memories of the country’s Dirty War, during which thousands of citizens were kidnapped and killed.
Abdi Iftin has told us about his life in Mogadishu, Somalia, and now recounts what it’s like being a Somali refugee in Nairobi, Kenya. He says lately the community has been the target of harassment and round-ups that have gotten so bad, he won't go out at night.
This story is about what can happen when toxins leak into drinking water - and how tough it is to get answers when those responsible are reluctant to talk. Jerry Ensminger is a retired Marine. He has known for the past 14 years that the water his family drank at Camp LeJeune was contaminated. In fact, he believes his daughter died from exposure to contaminated water. Jerry is still waiting for someone to take responsibility.
We started our water series at Lake Mead on the border between Nevada and Arizona. If we follow the Virgin River north from there, it would lead us to Zion Canyon, Utah. This story doesn’t talk about the water, but rather the climb up those canyon walls, to a place called Angels Landing. Produced by Scott Carrier.