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Witness to a Disaster: The Sichuan Quake

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Witness to a Disaster: The Sichuan Quake

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Witness to a Disaster: The Sichuan Quake

Witness to a Disaster: The Sichuan Quake

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NPR's Melissa Block was in Chengdu, China, when last week's massive earthquake struck. Since then, she has reported from the scene of the devastation, where families have lost homes and loved ones.

Host Renee Montagne talks with Block about what it's been like to watch the story unfold, and what she'll remember most after she returns home.

It's the voice of one mother she spoke with, Block said: "In this incredibly anguished voice, with this just heart-breaking pain, calling out to him, 'Mom is coming for you.'"