| By Kevin C. Brown |

Nov. 23, 2010 — Journalist Jeff Biggers discusses the history of coal mining in Illinois and the nation. The author of the book “Reckoning at Eagle Creek: The Secret Legacy of Coal in the Heartland,” Biggers’ work considers the full cost of coal by exploring the toll its production has taken on people and the environment throughout U.S. history.

Note: The above dateline refers to this interview’s original airdate on WRCT-Pittsburgh. It was uploaded unchanged to Remapping Debate in June 2013.

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