Air Time - Dec. 26th 2018

Dec 26, 2018

  This week, NPR investigations reporter Howard Berkes has spent years covering the coal industry.

   A report released last week  shows rates of black lung disease continue to increase in the US, it’s more fatal, and it is showing up in younger workers. Berkes speaks with host Alycin Bektesh about putting together the in depth examination of what regulators knew about the mine conditions - and what they ignored.