Laura Sullivan http://kut.org en The Executioner's Lament http://kut.org/post/executioners-lament In 1977, death row inmate Gary Mark Gilmore chose to be executed by a firing squad. Gilmore was strapped to a chair at the Utah State Prison, and five officers shot him.<p>The media circus that ensued prompted a group of lawmakers in nearby Oklahoma to wonder if there might be a better way to handle executions. They approached Dr. Thu, 08 May 2014 16:56:22 +0000 Laura Sullivan 10379 at http://kut.org The Executioner's Lament Missouri Execution Stalled Over Lethal Drugs In Short Supply http://kut.org/post/missouri-execution-stalled-over-lethal-drugs-short-supply A few years ago, Missouri, like other states, was having trouble finding lethal execution drugs. Europe was balking, and U.S. drug manufacturers didn't want a part of it.<p>So Missouri turned to a place called a compounding pharmacy to make up the needed drugs based on the ingredients. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 13:25:12 +0000 Laura Sullivan 9806 at http://kut.org Gentrification May Actually Be Boon To Longtime Residents http://kut.org/post/long-dirty-word-gentrification-may-be-losing-its-stigma Bobby Foster Jr. can often be found reading the paper on a wooden bench outside Murry's grocery store on the corner of Sixth and H streets northeast in Washington, D.C.<p>"The sun shines over here this time of day," says Foster, a retired cook. "It's always good when the sun shines."<p>Murry's has been an anchor in this neighborhood for decades — during the crack wars of the 1980s and the urban blight that followed, when most other businesses packed up and left. Foster has been somewhat of an anchor, too. Wed, 22 Jan 2014 11:56:20 +0000 Laura Sullivan 9612 at http://kut.org Gentrification May Actually Be Boon To Longtime Residents