The Story
3:01 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Texas Volunteer Firefighters Mourn Fellow First Responders, Help Clean After Explosion

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Even as they are mourning the dead from the massive explosion in a fertilizer plant in West, residents are returning to their homes.

In the latest edition of The Story, host Dick Gordon speaks with people as they are still making sense of the disaster, including Nita Gerik, a longtime resident and widow of the fire chief, and her son Jim Gerik, who traveled from Dallas to oversee donations for the community.

Hear these interviews at The Story's website. Also in this show: Dick speaks with a bagpipe player and firefighter who will perform at a service for first responders killed in the West explosions; and the story of Dotan Negrin, who’s traveling and playing his upright piano from New York City to New Orleans, San Antonio, and all the way to Panama.

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