The U.S. Senate has approved a bill aimed at improving the safety of the nation's oil and gas pipelines. The legislation emerged after a deadly explosion in San Bruno, Calif., last year. A pipeline merger is on the government radar as well. Regulators will be scrutinizing a plan by pipeline operator Kinder Morgan to buy its rival El Paso for $21 billion.
NPR's Melissa Block talks with director Lucy Walker about her documentary The Crash Reel, which follows snowboarder Kevin Pearce from a devastating accident through his rehabilitation from a debilitating brain injury.
When you give to WAMU, your tax-deductible membership gift helps make possible award-winning programs such as Morning Edition, All Things Considered, The Diane Rehm Show, The Kojo Nnamdi Show, and other favorites.