Joe Paterno Fallout at Penn State, the Search for Clean Coal, VINE Founder Yung Nguyen: Today on Here and Now

by Laura Ellis on November 10, 2011

1:06pm: Football coach Joe Paterno and university president Graham Spanier have been fired but every day we’re learning more about the sex abuse scandal that everyone is talking about. We’ll get an update this hour.

1:40pm: Coal generates half of all the electricity in the U.S. It’s also the biggest source of global-warming emissions and other air pollution. The coal industry acknowledges this but says the answer is not to phase out coal, but instead to produce “clean coal.” Among the strategies for doing this is building carbon sequestration plants, where the carbon generated from burning coal is pumped underground. But despite years of promises, no carbon sequestration plants are in operation in the U.S. Anne Glausser reports on the difficult path for clean coal.

1:44pm: Yung Nguyen came to the United States from Vietnam in the early 1980s, went to school, and went on to found VINE — the victim notification network he started in Louisville that is now used nationwide. Nguyen sat down with WFPL’s Phillip M. Bailey to tell his story, the first of a month-long series about the struggles and successes of immigrant entrepreneurs in Louisville.

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