Guy Raz http://kccu.org en With Eye On Mideast, Obama Tours Asia http://kccu.org/post/eye-mideast-obama-tours-asia Transcript <p>GUY RAZ, HOST: <p>Let's turn to another story we're following today: President Obama's visit to Asia. He's in Thailand today, the first stop on a three-country tour of Southeast Asia that will take him to Myanmar, the country also known as Burma.<p>NPR's Scott Horsley is traveling with the president and joins us now. And, Scott, the president obviously trying to shine the spotlight on Asia, but all in the midst of escalating violence in the Middle East. Sun, 18 Nov 2012 22:02:00 +0000 Guy Raz 23318 at http://kccu.org Miners Weather The Slow Burn Of Coal's Demise http://kccu.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 21:29:00 +0000 Guy Raz & Lauren Silverman 15453 at http://kccu.org Miners Weather The Slow Burn Of Coal's Demise What's Killing 'King Coal' In West Virginia? http://kccu.org/post/whats-killing-king-coal-west-virginia Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>This week, one of the biggest coal mining companies in Central Appalachia, Patriot Coal, filed for bankruptcy protection. Over the past three months, a wave of layoffs has hit coal country hard, and this past month, the share of all U.S. electricity generated from coal hit its lowest level since the 1940s. Our colleague Guy Raz visited Webster County in the middle of West Virginia to find out what's killing King Coal.<p>GUY RAZ, BYLINE: Just a few weeks ago, the massive steel hopper on the outskirts of Cowan, West Virginia, was humming. Fri, 13 Jul 2012 21:00:00 +0000 Guy Raz 15403 at http://kccu.org Blacks, Gays And The Church http://kccu.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 11870 at http://kccu.org Afghanistan Hit By Deadly Attacks http://kccu.org/post/afghanistan-hit-deadly-attacks Transcript <p>GUY RAZ, HOST: <p>And if you're just joining us, you're listening to WEEKENDS on ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Guy Raz.<p>In Afghanistan today, the Taliban has launched a string of attacks across the country, including coordinated strikes in the capital, Kabul, that hit near western targets and Afghan government buildings. The Taliban says today's attack marks the beginning of what they call the spring fighting season, the period after the winter thaw when mountain passes and roads become accessible again.<p>NPR's Quil Lawrence is in Kabul. Sun, 15 Apr 2012 19:00:00 +0000 Guy Raz 9809 at http://kccu.org