A load of new & recent releases being hauled on-air on today's MEDICINE BALL CARAVAN (11am-noon Central Standard, y'all on 88.7FM locally or live stream or archived podcast at www.krvs.org) including Milo Greene, Miike Snow, Mmoths, Sleigh Bells, England In 1819, Last To Know, The Phantom Six and Black Box Revelation. Also: Givers, Spencer Davis Group, Frigg A-Go-Go and early T. Rex.
With the addition of 29 counties in eight states today, there are now 1,297 counties across the nation so stricken by drought and heat that they've been declared natural disaster areas, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack just announced. That's about one-third of all U.S. counties, he said.
Originally published on Sun August 26, 2012 4:30 pm
In a lawsuit filed today, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Constitutional Rights allege the United States violated the Constitution's gurantee of due process when it ordered the targeted killing of three United States citizens.
The groups filed the suit against top military and intelligence officials on behalf relatives of the three Americans who were killed in drone strikes in Yemen last fall.
NPR's Carrie Johnson filed this report for our Newscast unit:
Reporter David Kirkpatrick covered Washington's political scene for many years for The New York Times. But early last year, he decided that he was ready for a change of scenery. Kirkpatrick volunteered to move to Egypt to become the Times' Cairo bureau chief — and boy, was his timing good.
News that first broke in the New York Post would seem to signal that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie isn't going to be the Republican Party's vice presidential nominee.
The Post reports that "the word is going out quietly to Republican activists across New Jersey. ... Gov. Chris Christie is going to be giving the keynote speech" at the GOP convention in Tampa next month.
EARTHBEAT: (7pm-8pm Central Standard) features an hour's worth of both traditional & contemporary sounds from Ethiopia including Girma Beyene, Malatu Astatqe, Mahmoud Ahmed and a few tracks from the just released debut album by Debo Band who performed at Festival Intenational this past April.
There are many songs and tunes commemorating the landmarks that span our rivers and railways. Every bit as powerful as these physical structures, music is our bridge across time and place and our way to connect with one another. Cross all forms of bridges with us this week.
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