Hailed as heroes, the workers at Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant have been battling to prevent a nuclear meltdown since a massive quake and tsunami crippled the facility on March 11. Now, Japanese nuclear safety officials and the Tokyo Electric Power Co., which operates the devastated plant, have begun releasing images that bring home in a visceral way the challenges these workers face — including the very basic obstacle of working in the dark.
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The commission also concluded, Chairman Ruth Goldway tells NPR's Brian Naylor, that "the Postal Service is going to have more problems than it anticipates with bunching up of the mail" if Saturday deliveries are ended.
Summer Fiction is the moniker of Philadelphian Bill Ricchini. He manages to bottle up the warmth of an intimate singer-songwriter and the grandiosity of orchestral arrangements in his new project, Summer Fiction. On his eponymous debut album, Ricchini melds together strings, winds, harpsichord, piano, guitar, vocals and a wealth of percussive instruments.