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CityViews 7/10/12: Black Lung is Back/Sound from the Lounge: Jay Henderson



Segment 1

Black lung was nearly eradicated by the 1980s, but an NPR/Center for Public Integrity investigation shows a resurgence of the disease among coal miners. On Tuesday, we learn why new cases are cropping up throughout Appalachia and why epidemiologists are calling it an epidemic.


  • Howard Berkes, NPR rural affairs correspondent
  • Chris Hamby, Center for Public Integrity staff writer

Listen  to the NPR/CPI Black Lung investigative series.  Also, here are two links to articles mentioned during the show:

Coal workers’ pneumoconiosis in the United States:regional differences 40 years after implementation of the 1969 Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act

Coal Mine Dust Exposures and Associated Health Outcomes



Segment 2:

Singer/songwriter Jay Henderson grew up listening to punk, but as a musician he embraces a quieter, but no less intense sound. On Tuesday, Henderson joins us to talk about striking out on his own, his time as frontman for Band of Annuals and his new release, “The Sun Will Burn Our Eyes.”


Jay Henderson

Jay Henderson is the featured artist for July on KCPW’s Sounds from the Lounge . Jay Henderson will play on Tuesday, July 17 at the Urban Lounge in Salt Lake City.

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City Views was a daily public affairs program that ran on KCPW from 2011 to 2013. It was hosted by Jennifer Napier-Pearce, who later went on launch and host "Behind the Headlines," the weekly news roundup from KCPW and The Salt Lake Tribune. The show featured news reports and interviews with policymakers, local newsmakers and
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    Dear Guests/Jennifer:
    How many of the mines investigated, where the conditions are so poor, were unionized mines?

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