This program is 29 minutes long
(Tavares, Florida: Mark Potter) The investigation into the explosion at the Blue Rhino facility reviewed; scenes shown of the exploding tanks, charred canisters; statement from Ferrellgas Partners CEO Steve Wambold quoted; map shown of other plant fires/explosions in the last 3 months, including West, Texas. [Voice of WESH helicopter pilot Dan McCARTHY- comments.] [Representative Daniel WEBSTER- notes the larger tanks exploding would have been like a bomb.] [Tavares fire Chief Richard KEITH- speculates it was caused by equipment failure with human error.] [Former industrial plant investigator Neil CARMAN- says communities are left in the dark when they’ve got deadly hazards across the street.]
(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The mixed verdict in the court-martial of Army Pvt. Bradley Manning for leaking secret documents on the wars in Iraq & Afghanistan to WikiLeaks reviewed; details given about his acquittal on the charge of aiding the enemy while he was found guilty of espionage, fraud & theft; courtroom sketches by Bill Hennessy shown; leaked video of an Apache helicopter shooting civilians in Iraq shown. [Earlier, voice of MANNING – speaks against the bloodlust of the helicopter crew.] [WikiLeaks founder Julian ASSANGE- says an espionage conviction will mean the end of national security journalism in the US as we know it.] [Military law expert Eugene FIDELL- says the government is very serious about protecting the status of classified information.]
(Fort Valley, Georgia: Janet Shamlian) The impact of heavy rains on produce crops examined; scenes shown of flooded fields; rainfall statistics cited; details given about the impact on grocery prices. [Peach farmer Duke LANE, Shiloh Farms owner Larry REDMOND, Gro-Moore Farms owner Jack MOORE– comment on too much rain.] [The Weather Channel’s Greg FORBES- forecasts a wet pattern through fall.] [SMU Cox School of Business economist Bernard WEINSTEIN- predicts higher prices due to less supply.]
(State Department: Andrea Mitchell) The resumption of peace talks between the Israelis & Palestinians featured; photo shown of President Obama with negotiators at the White House; details given about the impact of civil wars among Israel’s neighbors, population growth and leadership issues. Secretary of State John Kerry’s role noted.
(Louisville: Nancy Snyderman) A report finding many doctors are not following the recommended guidelines for treating back pain examined; details given about the increased use of narcotics and referrals to specialists. [Back pain patients Nan & John COFFEE- comment.] [Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons Dr. Mark WEIDENBAUM- says we’re living in an instant fix society.] Gender differences in handling pain and back pain prevention discussed.
(Chicago: Kevin Tibbles) NPR radio host Scott Simon’s series of Tweets chronicling his mother’s passing featured; photos shown; her voice during a “StoryCorps” interview played; responses to his Tweets quoted. [SIMON – reads his bedside remarks; talks about his mother.]