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Author Interviews

For Writer, 'The Hard Way' Meant Choosing To Stay In Akron, Ohio

David Giffels spent his whole life watching people — friends, colleagues, LeBron James — leave his hometown. In a new book, he reflects on the effects of those departures.

Joann Herrington holds up the gift certificate to Bobtown Pizza that she and her husband received from Chevron three days after a natural gas well exploded up the hill from their home in Mount Morris, Pa. Katie Colaneri /WHYY hide caption

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Chevron Pizza 'Scandal' Leaves Small Town Divided

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The Ohmsett research facility, which researches oil spill response, was closed just before the Exxon Valdez accident. It was reopened as part of the measures included in the Oil Pollution Act of 1990. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Why Oil Drilling Is Both Safer And Riskier Since Exxon Valdez

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Hobby Lobby President Steve Green says the company should not have to provide insurance coverage for IUDs and morning-after pills for its 13,000 employees. Tony Gutierrez/AP hide caption

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Hobby Lobby Contraceptive Case Goes Before Supreme Court

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For Writer, 'The Hard Way' Meant Choosing To Stay In Akron, Ohio

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