A team of scientists is wrapping up a 22 day journey that took them to the Gulf floor at the site of the oil spill four years ago. The Chief Scientist on the voyage is Dr. Mandy Joye
of the University of Georgia. She talks about her scientific mission with MPB's Ezra Wall from aboard the research vessel Atlantis
Then, in light of yesterday's anniversary of the deadly explosion that led to the worst oil spill in US history, MPB's Evelina Burnett takes a look at how the disaster has changed the Mississippi coast.
One year after two explosions claimed three lives and injured many more, runners from around the world are converging on Massachusetts for this year's Boston Marathon
. As we've heard throughout the morning, today's field is the second-largest in the event's history - including several dozen runners with ties to Mississippi. Donna Bruce finished last year's Boston Marathon just minutes before the first explosion. She talks with our Karen Brown about her concerns heading into this year's event, and her short-but-prolific history as a marathon runner.