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Harry John Roland Harry at WTC site

Ground Zero Man {format} {format} 4:08 Kelly McEvers

Harry John Roland is a self-appointed tour guide at the World Trade Center. He calls himself the Ground Zero Man, and he's hauled himself down there almost every single day -- for the last five years. He worked as a tour guide in the South Tower. Then, it was his job. Now, it's his obsession. (photo Andrew Hetherington) [transcript]

Broadcast: Sep 11 2006 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Historical Anniversaries, Education


Window broken in schoolhouse, photo by Adam Dolnick

Beslan, Russia: 2004 School Siege- Part 2 {format} {format} 7:46 Kelly McEvers

The conclusion of this two-part series on the 2004 takeover of a school in Beslan Russia by Chechnyn militants. Could negotiations could have prevented the tragic end to the siege? (See the Beslan Timeline: How the School Siege Unfolded.) [transcript]

Broadcast: Sep 1 2006 on NPR Day to DaySeries: Russian School Siege- 2004 Subjects: War, International, Historical, Religious


Window broken in schoolhouse, photo by Adam Dolnick

Beslan, Russia: 2004 School Siege- Part 1 {format} {format} 7:46 Kelly McEvers

A two-part NPR series: In 2004 Chechnyn militants seized 1,200 hostages at School No. 1 in Beslan, Russia. More than three hundred hostages died, mostly children, in explosions and battles between militants and Russian soldiers. The series relives the three-day siege: traveling to where the militants planned the attack, examining their demands, and exploring authority's refusal to negotiate. (See the Beslan Timeline: How the School Siege Unfolded.) [transcript]

Broadcast: Aug 31 2006 on NPR Day to DaySeries: Russian School Siege- 2004 Subjects: International, Religious, War, Historical


Pig barn

Family Farms and Pork Exports {format} {format} 5:09 Kelly McEvers

The U.S. pork industry is on the upswing compared to past years, mainly due to exports to China and Russia. However, large food corporations receive most of the profit -- small pig farms make up only 1 percent of the industry, an industry which less than10 years ago was largely made up of family farms. [transcript]

Broadcast: Jul 14 2005 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Business, Acoustic





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