STUDIO B - PRESENTED BY SIERRA NEVADA

River Whyless Live Wednesday, July 18th between 3 and 4pm

One of our favorite bands of late -- local or otherwise -- happens to have a couple days off around home, and Ryan O'K eefe, Halli Anderson, Alex McWalters, & Daniel Shearin have offered to spend part of the day with us in Studio B. They've got a terrific collection of timely songs on Kindness, A Rebel.

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American Aquarium to open for Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit in Charlotte

Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit
Announce special guest
AMERICAN AQUARIUM
To play September 23
Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre American Aquarium will open for Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit when they play Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre on September 23 . Tickets are on sale now at LiveNation.com, via the Live Nation app, the PNC Music Pavilion box office, Ticketmaster, or by phone 800-745-3000. For more information or to purchase tickets go to...

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New Tunes At Two

New Tunes At Two

Monday, July 16

Rodney Crowell – Acoustic Classics

Tuesday, July 17

Jon Cleary – Dyna-Mite

Wednesday, July 18

The Milk Carton Kids – All the Things That I Did and All the Things That I Didn’t Do

Thursday, July 19

The Jayhawks – Back Roads and Abandoned Motels

Peak of the Week: Every Thursday at 9 PM Sample A New Release

Thursday, July 19: Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel

The Australian may confess to suffering from “Crippling Self-Doubt and a General Lack of Confidence”, but fortunately it doesn’t show in her music.

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Blitzen Trapper On World Cafe

Dec 7, 2011

Blitzen Trapper's rise to fame has been nontraditional, to say the least. According to frontman Eric Earley, who writes most of its music, the band was homeless up through the 2008 tour for its breakout fourth album, Furr. This was a year after the "reluctant success," as Earley called it, of Wild Mountain Nation.

Former Penn State defensive coordinator Gerald "Jerry" Sandusky was found guilty of sexual abuse, convicted of 45 out of 48 counts on Friday, June 22. He was accused of sexually abusing 10 boys over a 15-year period in a scandal that has rocked the university's community. Several alleged victims have testified in the trial, which began on June 11.

To many a mom, you can't go much lower than a Twinkie. The famous snack sort of epitomizes nutritional bankruptcy.

So now we learn that breakfast cereals such as Kellogg's Honey Smacks are even worse — in terms of sugar content — than a Twinkie. One cup of the cereal has 20 grams of sugar, compared with 18 grams in the cake. (The recommended serving size on the label is three-fourths of a cup.) Well, that gets our attention.

Mitt Romney had a handy counterargument for all those who have called him a political flip flopper: his apparent steadfastness in all his personal commitments, like his 42-year marriage to his wife Anne.

Turns out, that argument can do double duty since it helps Romney draw a contrast with Newt Gingrich who is on his third marriage.

Italian police had to drill into a concrete bunker underground to get to Michele Zagaria. As NPR's Sylvia Poggioli tells our Newscast unit, the arrest of the mob boss is "huge."

Sylvia adds that Michele Zagaria "is the head of one of the bloodiest clans of the Neapolitan mafia called the Camorra and they've been involved in an enormous number of illegal activity. Probably the most prominent is the illegal transport and disposal of toxic waste, which has become a huge problem in the whole Naples area."

Iowa Republican Charles Grassley took to the Senate floor Wednesday to declare that a senior Justice Department official "needs to go immediately" for allegedly misleading Congress in its 11-month-old investigation of a gun trafficking operation gone bad.

"It's past time for accountability at the senior levels of the Justice Department," Grassley said. "That accountability needs to start with the head of the criminal division, Lanny Breuer."

In a 15-minute speech, Grassley set out two main reasons for demanding Breuer's ouster.

Back in June, the news out of the Newt Gingrich presidential campaign was dire.

Top staffers quit over differences about strategy, with some citing doubts about the candidate's seriousness — especially when he and his wife went on a cruise to the Greek Islands while his rivals stumped through New Hampshire and Iowa.

But now it's December, and Gingrich suddenly sits atop the polls. As a result, his organization is growing — as is the campaign brain trust. But Gingrich's most important adviser remains himself.

A Front-Runner's Staffing Needs

In the latest reminder that he's still in the race (if apparently not in the hunt) for the Republican presidential nomination, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has a new TV ad in Iowa in which he makes a naked appeal to the state's religious conservatives who are expected to play an important role in the upcoming caucuses.

Multiple media outlets, including the AP and CNN, are reporting that former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky has been arrested again, as new charges of sexual molestation have emerged.

Sandusky is already facing 40 counts related to the sexual assault of children. Sandusky has said repeatedly that he is innocent, but the case has engulfed the Penn State football program in controversy.

The AP reports:

Harry Morgan, who came into our living rooms as Col. Potter in M*A*S*-H, as Officer Bill Gannon in Dragnet and in guest star roles on other TV series from Murder, She Wrote to The Love Boat, has died. He was 96.

The Associated Press reports that the actor's daughter-in-law, Beth Morgan, said he died at his home in Brentwood, Calif., after a bout with pneumonia.

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