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Fri May 17, 2013
Around the Nation

Michigan LGBT Youth Center Does Outreach With A Dance 'Hook'

Originally published on Fri May 17, 2013 5:52 pm

The Ruth Ellis Center helps about 5,000 young people each year.
Mercedes Mejia Michigan Radio


Fri May 17, 2013
Movie Interviews

Quinto Turns Inward To Find Spock's Soul

Originally published on Fri May 17, 2013 5:52 pm

Leonard Nimoy (left) originated the role of Spock on Star Trek. Zachary Quinto (right) plays the character in the franchise's reboot.
Amanda Edwards Getty Images


Fri May 17, 2013
Music Interviews

Bobby McFerrin: Spirituals As Sung Prayers

Originally published on Fri May 17, 2013 5:52 pm

Bobby McFerrin's new album is titled Spirityouall.
Carol Friedman Courtesy of the artist


Fri May 17, 2013

After Deadly Chemical Plant Disasters, There's Little Action

Originally published on Fri May 17, 2013 5:52 pm

The PBF Energy refinery in Paulsboro, N.J., uses toxic chemicals such as hydrofluoric acid. Rather than using "inherently safer" design methods, the industry says, other safety measures are taken to prevent accidents like the one in West, Texas.
Mel Evans AP

You might think that everything would have changed for the chemicals industry on April 16, 1947. That was the day of the Texas City Disaster, the worst industrial accident in U.S. history. A ship loaded with ammonium nitrate — the same chemical that appears to have caused the disaster last month in West, Texas — exploded. The ship sparked a chain reaction of blasts at chemical facilities onshore, creating what a newsreel at the time called "a holocaust that baffles description."

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Thu May 16, 2013
It's All Politics

Some Lawmakers Want Big-Budget Groups Included In IRS Debate

Originally published on Thu May 16, 2013 6:24 pm