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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - March 30, 2013

New Federal Scrutiny in Wake of NPR Grain Bin Reports

By Howard Berkes

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(Duration: 4:47)

Workers drain corn from Haasbach LLC's Bin No. 9 as rescuers work inside to free three trapped boys July 28, 2010, in Mount Carroll, Ill. Triangular-shaped holes like the one pictured (left) were cut all around the bin to drain the corn evenly a

Congress, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Justice Department are beginning to respond to the NPR-Center for Public Integrity Series on hundreds of persistent and preventable deaths in grain storage bins and weak enforcement by federal agencies.

Categories: Criminal Justice




NPR - Illinois Public Media News - March 30, 2013

The ‘Unsinkable’ Debbie Reynolds Looks Back on Life, Love and a Boozy Busby Berkeley

By Scott Simon

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(Duration: 9:12)

Debbie Reynolds

Debbie Reynolds has been in show business for more than 60 years — beginning as an ingenue chirping a novelty tune called "Aba Daba Honeymoon" in one of her first films, a Jane Powell/Ricardo Montalban vehicle called Two Weeks With Love. That was 1950. Today, she's indisputably a grand dame of show business, working with names like Matt Damon and Michael Douglas.

Categories: Art and Culture, Cinema, Music


Public Radio International - Illinois Public Media News - March 29, 2013

Bee Populations in Decline, Debate Swarms Around Pesticides

By Gerry Hadden, The World

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(Duration: 4:52)

A Honey Bee collecting pollen.

As the spring pollination season approaches in Europe, there’s growing concern about the impact of a widely-used group of pesticides on bees–pesticides which are also used in the US.

Categories: Animals, Environment


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