Wade Goodwyn http://wrur.org en The Messy Legal Road That Led To Oklahoma's Botched Execution http://wrur.org/post/messy-legal-road-led-oklahomas-botched-execution Although most of the country just became aware of issues with Oklahoma's capital punishment protocols last week after Clayton Lockett's bungled execution, his lawyers had been worried for months. That's because in January, two condemned men in different states but injected with the same new drug cocktail endured executions that went badly. Lockett's lawyer, Susanna Gattoni, was unable to keep him from suffering a similar fate last week.<p>"We were alarmed by a Ohio execution that was actually the same protocol that was used for Mr. Lockett. Thu, 08 May 2014 21:24:00 +0000 Wade Goodwyn 6326 at http://wrur.org The Messy Legal Road That Led To Oklahoma's Botched Execution A 'Roller Coaster' Year For Texas Town Rocked By Blast http://wrur.org/post/roller-coaster-year-texas-town-rocked-blast When firetrucks blew through the small town of West, Texas, on the evening of April 17, 2013, sirens screaming, naturally everybody was curious. People got in their cars and went to see the fire at the West fertilizer plant. For 10 minutes, they watched from cars and backyards as the fire grew ever bigger. A few moved as close as they could because they were filming on their smartphones. At no time did it occur to anybody that they might be in danger.<p>And then — a massive explosion. The men fighting the fire at the plant never had a chance. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:37:00 +0000 Wade Goodwyn 6029 at http://wrur.org A 'Roller Coaster' Year For Texas Town Rocked By Blast The Latest In HD TV, From The Comfort Of Your Courtside Seat http://wrur.org/post/latest-hd-tv-comfort-your-courtside-seat Millions of people will be glued to TV screens Monday watching the NCAA men's college basketball championship — and some of those viewers will actually be in the stands.<p>Monday's Connecticut vs. Kentucky game will be played at AT&T Stadium, home to the Dallas Cowboys, where an enormous Mitsubishi screen hangs from the roof. It's the length of four coach buses by 72 feet high. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 22:14:00 +0000 Wade Goodwyn 5943 at http://wrur.org The Latest In HD TV, From The Comfort Of Your Courtside Seat After Okla. Tornado's Devastation, A Search For Safety And Shelter http://wrur.org/post/after-moores-f5-tornado-storm-shelter-interest-increases Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Some of the most painful stories of 2013 came from a small community in Oklahoma, the town of Moore. It was hit by a monster F5 tornado in May. Two dozen people died. More than a thousand homes were wiped away. The damage was estimated at $2 billion. But when NPR's Wade Goodwyn returned to Moore recently, he found the worst damage might not be visible.<p>WADE GOODWYN, BYLINE: Stand in the middle of Lakeview Drive in Moore, and you're surrounded by a lot of wide-open Oklahoma. Thu, 26 Dec 2013 09:30:00 +0000 Wade Goodwyn 5014 at http://wrur.org After Okla. Tornado's Devastation, A Search For Safety And Shelter Camels Trek In The Texas Desert, Just Like Old Times http://wrur.org/post/camels-trek-texas-desert-just-old-times At 10 on a crisp West Texas morning, five camel-trekkers stand under the open sky of the Davis Mountains. A few feet away, guide Doug Baum and Jason Mayfield load up five camels.<p>Baum, a former zookeeper, runs the Texas Camel Corps. The group guides camel treks around the world. In the Big Bend region, camels were for a brief time widespread, and the guides have brought them back.<p><strong>'As Good As They Come'</strong><p>You have to like a man who brings his own camel to a camel trek. On Mayfield's arm is a tall, beautiful blond named Butter.<p>"She's 8 years old. Sat, 21 Dec 2013 23:28:00 +0000 Wade Goodwyn 4969 at http://wrur.org Camels Trek In The Texas Desert, Just Like Old Times Marking Kennedy Assassination, Dallas Still On 'Eggshells' http://wrur.org/post/marking-kennedy-assassination-dallas-still-eggshells Friday's 50th anniversary of assassination of President John F. Thu, 21 Nov 2013 22:15:00 +0000 Wade Goodwyn 4575 at http://wrur.org Marking Kennedy Assassination, Dallas Still On 'Eggshells' 97-Year-Old Birder Has No Intention Of Slowing Down http://wrur.org/post/profile-97-year-old-birder Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>If 60 is the new 50 and 50 the new 40, well, what then is 97? Veteran bird guide Karl Haller is busy redefining what it means to be just shy of a century. He's been counting birds and teaching the art of bird watching at the Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge in North Texas for over 50 years.<p>His student this time: NPR's Wade Goodwyn.<p>WADE GOODWYN, BYLINE: A cool breeze is blowing off Lake Texoma and into the Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge.<p>(LAUGHTER)<p>KARL HALLER: Well, it could be. Yeah. Mon, 26 Aug 2013 08:51:00 +0000 Wade Goodwyn 3307 at http://wrur.org Feds Sue To Block Proposed Airline Merger http://wrur.org/post/feds-sue-block-proposed-airline-merger Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>And let's hear now about a proposed airline merger. In a surprise move, the Justice Department announced yesterday that it will try to stop American Airlines and U.S. Airways from becoming one. This is largely because of two other mergers that made both Delta and United Airlines much bigger. Those deals were approved back in 2008 and 2010. Wed, 14 Aug 2013 09:36:00 +0000 Wade Goodwyn 3139 at http://wrur.org Federal Case Pits Wounded Warrior Against FBI http://wrur.org/post/federal-case-pits-wounded-warrior-against-fbi Army Ranger Justin Slaby served two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. While he was back in the U.S. preparing to deploy for a fourth tour, his left hand was blown off by a faulty grenade in a training accident. After being fitted with a state-of-the-art prosthesis, Slaby was encouraged by one of his doctors to try for a career in the FBI. Thu, 25 Jul 2013 20:59:00 +0000 Wade Goodwyn 2838 at http://wrur.org Federal Case Pits Wounded Warrior Against FBI Okla. Tornado Survivors Try To Collect Lives After Storm http://wrur.org/post/okla-tornado-survivors-try-collect-lives-after-storm Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>In Moore, for the many people whose homes were destroyed, the top priorities are finding a place to stay, some clothes to wear, and food to eat. NPR's Wade Goodwyn has been talking with survivors in Moore, and he sent this story.<p>WADE GOODWYN, BYLINE: Jamie Martinez(ph) is a retired police officer who still does security work, and that's where he was when the tornado slammed into his neighborhood yesterday.<p>JAMIE MARTINEZ: Our house is gone. It's leveled. Our - missing six pets; the least of our problems. I mean, we're alive; that's what counts. Tue, 21 May 2013 21:43:00 +0000 Wade Goodwyn 1784 at http://wrur.org