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Lessons Learned From Lac-Megantic

Paul Chiasson
AP/The Canadian Press
Smoke rises from rail cars carrying crude oil after derailing in Lac Megantic, Quebec.

On July 6 of this year, in Quebec’s Eastern Townships, a rail disaster occurred in the small town center of Lac-Mégantic. It rocked the town, the region and the rail industry.

Wednesday, Nov. 20 at Noon and 7PM, we’ll look at what immediate steps have been taken in the U.S. and Canada to improve rail safety and at what other measures are being considered.

Globe and Mail Reporter Kim Mackrael and Railway Age Editor in Chief William Vantuono discuss the Lac Mégantic accident and the safety issues that have been addressed in its wake.

Also in the program, Dartmouth College is grappling with what some community members describe as entrenched problems of sexual assault and binge drinking on campus. Reporter Sarah Brubek of the Valley News has been covering the story, and she joins us to explain some of the problems and solutions discussed at a special forum this week of faculty and administrators.

Plus, we read your comments from our listener mailbag.

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