The first investigative report about last year's coal mine disaster in West Virginia blames a corporate "culture in which wrongdoing became acceptable, where deviation became the norm" for the deaths of 29 Massey Energy mine workers.
The report was produced by an independent team of investigators appointed by former West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin and led by Davitt McAteer, a former federal mine safety chief who has investigated other mine disasters in the state.
Running has plenty of tomes: the indispensable cult classic Once a Runner, by John Parker; The Perfect Mile, Neal Bascomb's bestselling book about the quest to break the four-minute-mile barrier; the textbook-like Advanced Marathoning, by Pete Pfitzinger; the young woman's staple The Complete Book of Running for Women, by Claire Kowalchik; and the inspirational What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, in which novelist Haruki Murakami abandons magical realism to describe the joys of his favorite sport. And those are just five.
Noted pianist Orli Shaham launched the daytime "Baby Got Bach" family concert series at New York's downtown music mecca (Le) Poisson Rouge last September. Connecting smaller kids with classical music, she says, is all about encouraging active listening.
After Michelle Trudeau's story The Other Big Deficit: Many Teens Fall Short On Sleep aired on Morning Edition on Monday, we asked listeners to submit questions on teens and sleep. We received dozens of questions and posed some of them to a panel of sleep experts. Their responses, edited for brevity and clarity, are below.
Helene Emsellem, neurologist at George Washington University and medical director of the Center for Sleep and Wake Disorders
Raul Malo returns to Mountain Stage for a lively acoustic performance. One of the most powerful singers working in any genre, Malo is best known as the founder and frontman of Grammy-winning, multi-platinum band The Mavericks. When not fronting that group, Malo has broken out as a solo artist, producer, television musical director, and as a member of the supergroup Los Super Seven (which also features members of The Texas Tornados and Calexico).
Jennifer O'Mahony is a UK-based freelance journalist.
As she emerged from her airplane resplendent in an emerald coat, smiling as she walked down the stairs into public view, Queen Elizabeth II must surely have felt some pang of nervousness in the knowledge that the last British monarch to visit Ireland was her grandfather, George V, in 1911.
Ruy Teixeirais a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress Action Fund
From the Ryan plan, to the Obama plan, to the Gang of Six (now five), deficit mania has officially taken over Washington. Both Republicans and Democrats, while they have different preferred approaches, are single-mindedly focused on cutting budget deficits and relieving the long-term debt situation of the country. Yet unemployment remains at 9 percent and the modest economic recovery that's underway has shown signs of sputtering. What explains this dramatic disjuncture?