1. A Beautiful Waste

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    http://www.100gallons.org Most people don't spend their Saturday nights in New York's sewers. Steve Duncan isn't most people. Camera, Sound & Editing: Jon Kasbe Music: Keith Kenniff

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    • 2011 Blog: Appalachia Rollin'

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      Team Appalachia of the 2011 Powering A Nation newsroom says hello from West Virginia. This summer, UNC's News21 project is reporting on our country's relationship to coal.

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      • 2011 Blog: Meet the Coal Queen

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        Arianna Bailey holds the title of Coal Queen after being crowned last year at the West Virginia Coal Festival. We joined her on a visit to her Dad's coal mine where she and her mom recruited miners to escort contestants to this year's pageant.

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        • 2011 Blog: PAN Lands in Powder River Basin

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          A quick peek into our arrival in Cheyenne, Wy., to explore the Powder River Basin and search for stories. -cg

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          • 2011 Blog: Royal Recap

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            Team Appalachia recounts their first meeting with the West Virginia Coal Queen.

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            • 2011 Blog: The Heist

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              Our two resident pieces of coal, L.L. Coal J. and Coal T. Reign, have escaped from executive producer Laura Ruel's office to join the 2011 Fellows on the road.

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              • 2011 Blog: What's in a name?

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                Fellow Delphine Andrews and consultant Miranda Volborth went around UNC's campus, asking people what they thought of several title choices for our 2011 special report on coal. These are some of the responses.

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                • Born Into Coal

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                  Coal queen pageant contestant Arianna Bailey competes for a crown to represent her family’s way of life. Former miner Goose Stewart lives with the memories of a mine explosion. One thing binds both families: coal. CREDITS Camera, sound & editing by Catherine Orr and Catherine Spangler Additional camera by Hadley Gustafson Graphics by Sarah Riazati SOURCES McAteer, J. Davitt, et al. Upper Big Branch, The April 5, 2010, explosion: a failure of basic coal mine safety practices, May 2011.

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                  • BP Oil Spill Threatens Fishermen's Livelihood

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                    http://poweringanation.org Three UNC News21 fellows traveled to Louisiana for a story looking at people who are "on the edge" in terms of our country's search for and unearthing of energy resources. In this case, communities who become casualties of our ever-growing need for energy. On May 12, a community of Vietnamese fishermen in New Orleans East anxiously awaited a training class that would certify them to help with BP's "Vessels of Opportunity" oil spill clean-up program. Edited by Jessey Dearing (http://jesseydearing.com) Photography and video by Jessey Dearing, Lauren Frohne (http://laurenfrohne.com) and Elena Rue (http://elenarue.com)

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                    • Coal: A Love Story

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                      This is the official trailer for Coal: A Love Story, an interactive film about our complicated relationship with coal. http://coalalovestory.com

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