Guy Raz http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Miners Weather The Slow Burn Of Coal's Demise http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/miners-weather-slow-burn-coals-demise At some point today, you will probably flip on a light switch. That simple action connects you to the oldest and most plentiful source of American electricity: coal.<p>Since the early 1880s — when Edison and Tesla pioneered the distribution of electrical power into our homes — most of that power has come from the process of burning coal.<p>Four years ago, something started to change. First it was slow, and then this past month that change became dramatic. Sat, 14 Jul 2012 21:20:00 +0000 Guy Raz & Lauren Silverman 26978 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Miners Weather The Slow Burn Of Coal's Demise Blacks, Gays And The Church http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/blacks-gays-and-church Transcript <p>GUY RAZ, HOST: <p>Let's turn to another story we've been following in recent weeks: African-Americans and same-sex marriage. When President Obama came out in support of gay marriage, some African-American religious leaders protested. Sun, 27 May 2012 22:56:00 +0000 Guy Raz 24674 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Disqualifications Hit Egyptian Elections http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/disqualifications-hit-egyptian-elections Transcript <p>GUY RAZ, HOST: <p>Staying overseas, and to Egypt now, where election officials have stunned voters by banning three of the top contenders running in the country's upcoming presidential elections. Those candidates include Omar Suleiman, the vice president under Hosni Mubarak, the other two, a powerful leader from the Muslim Brotherhood and an ultra-conservative Islamist cleric.<p>The announcement late yesterday has thrown the entire race into turmoil just as Egyptians were hoping to begin to move past the Mubarak era. NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson is in Cairo. Sun, 15 Apr 2012 19:00:00 +0000 Guy Raz 22613 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Lost Malcolm X Speech Heard Again 50 Years Later http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/lost-malcolm-x-speech-heard-again-50-years-later Last semester, Brown senior Malcolm Burnley took a narrative writing course. One of the assignments was to write a fictional story based on something true — and that true event had to be found inside the university archives.<p>"So I went to the archives and started flipping through dusty compilations of student newspapers, and there was this old black-and-white photo of when Malcolm X came to speak," Burnley says. "There was one short article that corresponded to it, and very little else."<p>Malcolm X came to speak at Brown University in Providence, R.I., on May 11, 1961. Sat, 04 Feb 2012 22:17:00 +0000 Guy Raz 19069 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Lost Malcolm X Speech Heard Again 50 Years Later How Crossword Puzzles Unlocked An Artist's Memory http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/how-crossword-puzzles-unlocked-artists-memory It's not often you see an image of a brain scan on the wall of an art exhibit. But among works by Monet and Sisley at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore hangs just that — a cross-section of a human brain. Wed, 12 Oct 2011 15:31:00 +0000 Guy Raz 14545 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org How Crossword Puzzles Unlocked An Artist's Memory