Wade Goodwyn http://nhpr.org en An American Radio Station That's Saying 'Jambo' To Kenyans http://nhpr.org/post/american-radio-station-thats-saying-jambo-kenyans There are about 100,000 people born in Kenya who are now living in America. Over the last 50 years, there's been a growing number of Kenyans immigrating to America. In fact, the number is doubling.<p>They live in clusters in Boston, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Dallas and in parts of the West Coast. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 21:05:00 +0000 Wade Goodwyn 52245 at http://nhpr.org An American Radio Station That's Saying 'Jambo' To Kenyans Grand Jury In Texas Probes Whether Gov. Perry Abused Powers http://nhpr.org/post/grand-jury-texas-probes-whether-gov-perry-abused-powers A special Travis County grand jury is investigating whether Republican Gov. Rick Perry tried to coerce the Democratic district attorney in Austin into resigning, following a drunk driving arrest. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 12:14:00 +0000 Wade Goodwyn 49887 at http://nhpr.org The Closest You Can Get To Piloting A Container Ship http://nhpr.org/post/closest-you-can-get-piloting-container-ship Care to learn how to dock a gigantic freighter in a tight harbor? Or how to fend off pirates? There's a merchant marine simulator in Maryland where you can train for those scenarios, and more. Sun, 25 May 2014 12:02:00 +0000 Wade Goodwyn 49136 at http://nhpr.org The Messy Legal Road That Led To Oklahoma's Botched Execution http://nhpr.org/post/messy-legal-road-led-oklahomas-botched-execution Although most of the country just became aware of issues with Oklahoma's capital punishment protocols last week after Clayton Lockett's bungled execution, his lawyers had been worried for months. That's because in January, two condemned men in different states but injected with the same new drug cocktail endured executions that went badly. Lockett's lawyer, Susanna Gattoni, was unable to keep him from suffering a similar fate last week.<p>"We were alarmed by a Ohio execution that was actually the same protocol that was used for Mr. Lockett. Thu, 08 May 2014 21:50:00 +0000 Wade Goodwyn 48185 at http://nhpr.org The Messy Legal Road That Led To Oklahoma's Botched Execution A 'Roller Coaster' Year For Texas Town Rocked By Blast http://nhpr.org/post/roller-coaster-year-texas-town-rocked-blast When firetrucks blew through the small town of West, Texas, on the evening of April 17, 2013, sirens screaming, naturally everybody was curious. People got in their cars and went to see the fire at the West fertilizer plant. For 10 minutes, they watched from cars and backyards as the fire grew ever bigger. A few moved as close as they could because they were filming on their smartphones. At no time did it occur to anybody that they might be in danger.<p>And then — a massive explosion. The men fighting the fire at the plant never had a chance. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:25:00 +0000 Wade Goodwyn 46756 at http://nhpr.org A 'Roller Coaster' Year For Texas Town Rocked By Blast The Latest In HD TV, From The Comfort Of Your Courtside Seat http://nhpr.org/post/latest-hd-tv-comfort-your-courtside-seat Millions of people will be glued to TV screens Monday watching the NCAA men's college basketball championship — and some of those viewers will actually be in the stands.<p>Monday's Connecticut vs. Kentucky game will be played at AT&T Stadium, home to the Dallas Cowboys, where an enormous Mitsubishi screen hangs from the roof. It's the length of four coach buses by 72 feet high. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 21:46:00 +0000 Wade Goodwyn 46353 at http://nhpr.org The Latest In HD TV, From The Comfort Of Your Courtside Seat South Dallas 40: Below The River, A Population Left To Decay http://nhpr.org/post/south-dallas-40-below-river-population-left-decay Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>Well, I wanted to check out that shiny new city that he was talking about. I'm outside now at Klyde Warren Park. It's in downtown Dallas, about five acres of beautiful urban green space right in the heart of the city, opened about a year and a half ago, and it's built over an eight lane freeway. I see it right there, ducking under this park.<p>WADE GOODWYN, BYLINE: You wouldn't have found it here 20 years ago.<p>BLOCK: And that's a familiar voice, NPR's Dallas correspondent Wade Goodwyn. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 20:04:00 +0000 Wade Goodwyn 45929 at http://nhpr.org Oil Spill Disrupts A Waterway Thick With Barges And Birds http://nhpr.org/post/oil-spill-disrupts-waterway-thick-barges-and-birds Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>I'm Robert Siegel.<p>In this part of the program, the latest on a large oil spill over the weekend in Texas. Also, the legacy of one of the nation's biggest spills, the Exxon Valdez, 25 years later. First, the current mess that has shut down the Houston Ship Channel. A 585-foot-long cargo ship named Summer Wind collided with an oil barge, sending thousands of barrels of heavy bunker fuel into the water. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 20:07:00 +0000 Wade Goodwyn 45543 at http://nhpr.org Texas Abortion Restrictions Shutter Two More Clinics http://nhpr.org/post/texas-abortion-restrictions-shutter-two-more-clinics Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>The last two abortion clinics in Texas' Rio Grande Valley along the Mexican border are closing today. New restrictions passed by the Texas Legislature last year require that doctors at abortion clinics obtain admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 21:16:00 +0000 Wade Goodwyn 44651 at http://nhpr.org Sen. Cornyn Expected To Win Tuesday's GOP Primary In Texas http://nhpr.org/post/sen-cornyn-expected-win-tuesdays-gop-primary-texas U.S. Sen. John Cornyn is ahead of his leading challenger Steve Stockman, heading into Tuesday's Republican primary. Stockman was once a Tea Party favorite but he no longer enjoys their support. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 10:12:00 +0000 Wade Goodwyn 44474 at http://nhpr.org In Tight Texas Lt. Gov. Race, Little Space Left On The Right http://nhpr.org/post/tight-texas-lt-gov-race-little-space-left-right Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>There's been a lot of talk lately about Democrats' plan to turn Texas blue. But it is at the moment an exercise in optimism. To understand just how conservative much of the state is, look no further than the Republican primary for lieutenant governor. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 21:29:00 +0000 Wade Goodwyn 44453 at http://nhpr.org Davis, Abbott Expected To Win Texas Gubernatorial Primary http://nhpr.org/post/davis-abbott-expected-win-texas-gubernatorial-primary State Senator Wendy Davis is the Democratic hopeful. She's challenging Republican Greg Abbott, the state's attorney general. Both are expected to easily win their primaries. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 10:10:00 +0000 Wade Goodwyn 44159 at http://nhpr.org The Strange Case Of Marlise Munoz And John Peter Smith Hospital http://nhpr.org/post/strange-case-marlise-munoz-and-john-peter-smith-hospital It would have been hard to find a happier man than Erick Munoz on that Tuesday morning before Thanksgiving.<p>With a healthy and delightful son toddling around the house, and his beautiful and successful wife pregnant with their second child, the fire department paramedic had everything in life that's really important. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 22:45:00 +0000 Wade Goodwyn 42600 at http://nhpr.org The Strange Case Of Marlise Munoz And John Peter Smith Hospital Pregnant Woman On Life Support Draws Attention To Texas Law http://nhpr.org/post/pregnant-woman-life-support-draws-attention-texas-law Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>In Fort Worth, Texas, a tragic and unusual medical ethics case is making headlines. Five weeks ago, a man found his wife unresponsive in their bed. A brain embolism is suspected. She was 14 weeks pregnant. Since then, the 33-year-old woman has lain unresponsive. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 23:18:00 +0000 Wade Goodwyn 41509 at http://nhpr.org After Okla. Tornado's Devastation, A Search For Safety And Shelter http://nhpr.org/post/after-moores-f5-tornado-storm-shelter-interest-increases Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Some of the most painful stories of 2013 came from a small community in Oklahoma, the town of Moore. It was hit by a monster F5 tornado in May. Two dozen people died. More than a thousand homes were wiped away. The damage was estimated at $2 billion. But when NPR's Wade Goodwyn returned to Moore recently, he found the worst damage might not be visible.<p>WADE GOODWYN, BYLINE: Stand in the middle of Lakeview Drive in Moore, and you're surrounded by a lot of wide-open Oklahoma. Thu, 26 Dec 2013 09:50:00 +0000 Wade Goodwyn 40774 at http://nhpr.org After Okla. Tornado's Devastation, A Search For Safety And Shelter