Gray whale http://kplu.org en Media 'miracle': The 'big' story of three whales in Barrow, Alaska http://kplu.org/post/media-miracle-big-story-three-whales-barrow-alaska In October 1988, the big news was presidential politics — the race between George H.W. Bush and Michael Dukakis was in its final weeks — but a dramatic whale rescue was about to captivate the world. This story is the focus of <em></em>a movie now in theaters starring Drew Barrymore and John Krasinski.<p>It's called <em>Big Miracle</em>, and the real miracle might be how this event became a story at all. Sat, 04 Feb 2012 15:57:01 +0000 NPR Staff 4048 at http://kplu.org Media 'miracle': The 'big' story of three whales in Barrow, Alaska Dead gray whale calf on Bremerton beach was very emaciated http://kplu.org/post/dead-gray-whale-calf-bremerton-beach-was-very-emaciated <p>BREMERTON, Wash. &ndash; A gray whale that washed up on a Bremerton beach was alive when the stranding was reported this morning but it was dead when a National Marine Fisheries employee arrived on the site on Dyes Inlet.</p><div><p> Wed, 27 Jul 2011 18:18:47 +0000 The Associated Press 2185 at http://kplu.org