STUDIO B - PRESENTED BY SIERRA NEVADA

Pressing Strings Live Friday July 20th between 2 to 3pm

Annapolis, MD is the hometown for this indie soul rock trio, with guitarist Jordan Sokel, bassist Nick Welker, and drummer Brandon Bartlett. They play The Grey Eagle in Asheville Thursday night.

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Vicki Dameron

Studio B Rewind NOLA BRASS BAND "CHA WA" Plus TROMBONE SHORTY Sunday, July 22nd With Host Kim Clark

We're taking a trip down to New Orleans with the brass band-meets-Mardi Gras Indian sound of Cha Wa, led by Big Chief Monk Boudreaux's grandson J'Wan. And, from the archives, Trombone Shorty in an interview and performance from 2011.

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New Tunes At Two

New Tunes At Two

Monday, July 23

The Travelin’ McCourys (self-titled)

Tuesday, July 24

Heart Hunters – American Eclipse

Wednesday, July 25

No New Tunes at Two - Olivia Chaney live in Studio B

Thursday, July 26

Amanda Shires – To the Sunset

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

Thursday, July 26: The Ruen Brothers

All My Shades of Blue – A duo from Northern England sounding like a cross between The Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison, and The Strokes? No wonder the famed Rick Rubin wanted to produce this new one.

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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.

In a surprising twist, the Obama administration has overruled the Food and Drug Administration and will not allow teenage girls to buy the emergency contraceptive Plan B One-Step without a prescription.

The decision punctuates one of the longest-running public health sagas in recent memory. The FDA had decided that a version of the morning-after emergency contraceptive pill could be sold without a prescription regardless of the age of the buyer.

The Food and Drug Administration will not be removing age restrictions for a morning-after birth control pill — a decision that's likely to prolong a fight that has raged for more than eight years.

Update at 1:33 p.m. ET. Judge James Zagel has sentenced former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to 14 years in prison. The AP reports that it is "one of the stiffest penalties for corruption in a state with a history of crooked politics."

On his way out of the courthouse, Blagojevich said "we're going to keep fighting on through this adversity. This is a time to be strong."

Dozens of police officers cleared Occupy protesters from a camp in San Francisco early Wednesday, giving them a five-minute warning before dismantling the tent city and arresting at least 70 people.

Police cars, fire engines and ambulances surrounded the campsite and blocked off the area around Justin Herman Plaza during the raid, which began shortly after 1 a.m.

A few officers lingered at daybreak Wednesday as trash crews raked up paper and plastic bottles, removed chairs and other belongings that had accumulated at the camp over the past two months.

After bringing their grievances to the doors of Congress on Tuesday, protesters from across the nation plan to take aim at Washington's other vilified power brokers: lobbyists.

Flocks of community activists, unemployed protesters, union members and Occupy Wall Street participants have choked K Street, which is home to the lobbying arms of many large corporations and industries. Police have blocked off the street at one of the busiest intersections in the city and have arrested some protesters.

Geoff Nunberg, the linguist contributor on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross, is the author of the book The Years of Talking Dangerously.

If the word of the year is supposed to be an item that has actually shaped the perception of important events, I can't see going with anything but occupy. It was a late entry, but since mid-September it has gone viral and global. Just scan the thousands of hashtags and Facebook pages that begin with the word: Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Slovakia. Occupy Saskatoon, Sesame Street, the Constitution. Occupy the hood.

One of the highest-profile murder cases in recent decades just took another important turn: "Philadelphia's district attorney announced this morning that he will not continue to seek the death penalty for Mumia Abu-Jamal," WHYY reports.

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