9:24 am
Mon August 5, 2013

‘Buy Local’ Gets Creative

Lead in text: 
Community-supported art programs are popping up all over the country, demonstrating that the concept works just as well for art lovers as for locavores.
PITTSBURGH - For years, Barbara Johnstone, a professor of linguistics at Carnegie Mellon University here, bought shares in a C.S.A. - a community-supported agriculture program - and picked up her occasional bags of tubers or tomatoes or whatever the member farms were harvesting. Her farm shares eventually lapsed.
New Tunes at Two
9:14 am
Mon August 5, 2013

New Releases Featured This Week, August 5th-8th, 2-3pm

Monday the 5th: THE BIG E: A Salute to Steel Guitarist BUDDY EMMONS

Tuesday the 6th: THE GREENCARDS - Sweetheart of the Sun

Wednesday the 7th: TIM EASTON - Not Cool

Thursday the 8th: BIG SANDY AND HIS FLY-RITE BOYS - What a Dream It's Been

The Two-Way
9:14 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Woman Killed In Venice Beach Rampage Was On Her Honeymoon

Flowers and notes have been left at the scene in Venice Beach, Calif., where Italian honeymooner Alice Gruppioni was killed and about a dozen more people were injured by a car that plowed through crowds on the boardwalk.
Robyn Beck AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon August 5, 2013 10:11 am

The young woman killed Saturday when a car plowed through the crowded boardwalk in Venice Beach, Calif., was an Italian honeymooner.

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Spindale Cycle
9:13 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Monday Night August 5th at 8pm: JERRY GARCIA - Reflections

We like to celebrate the life of Jerry Garcia (8/1/42 - 8/9/95) around this time of year, and on Monday night we are pleased to bring you this 1976 release of his.  His 3rd "solo" release, Reflections includes all of the (then) members of the Grateful Dead helping out, as well as JGB mates John Kahn, Nicky Hopkins, Ron Tutt, and Larry Knechtel.  Check out the fine studio versions of "Mission in the Rain", "They Love Each Other", "Comes a Time", and other favorites of the road.  Thanks for the memories, Jerry!

Peak of the Week
9:12 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Thursday Night the 8th between 8pm & Midnight: OMAR DYKES - Runnin' With the Wolf

The frontman for blues band Omar and the Howlers  pays homage to another Mississippi native who influenced him and a generation of blues players: Chester Burnett, better known as Howlin’ Wolf.  Riding that fine line between channeling the original and adding his own stamp of originality, Dykes delivers big on standards like "Spoonful", "Wang Dang Doodle", "Back Door Man", and "Smokestack Lightnin'."  Spotlight on Howlin' Wolf's legacy this Thursday night, all night long!

The Two-Way
8:21 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Terror Threat Shakes Up NSA Debate, Unites Some Lawmakers

A checkpoint leading to the closed U.S. Embassy compound in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, on Saturday.
Mohammed Huwais AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon August 5, 2013 11:17 am

The Obama administration's weekend decision to close diplomatic posts from Central Asia through the Middle East and into North Africa has led to applause from "rattled lawmakers in both parties," The Washington Post writes.

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The Two-Way
7:33 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Baseball Suspends Alex Rodriguez For 211 Games

He's waiting to hear his fate: New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez.
John Angelillo UPI /Landov

Originally published on Mon August 5, 2013 6:49 pm

(We most recently updated this post at 6:48 p.m. ET.)

New York Yankees' slugger Alex Rodriguez, one of baseball's brightest stars and its highest-paid player, will be suspended through the 2014 regular season because he violated parts of baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, the league said today.

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The Two-Way
7:20 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Book News: Justice Department Proposes Punishments For Apple

The Justice Department is asking the court to force Apple to submit to broad oversight.
Eugene Hoshiko AP

Originally published on Mon August 5, 2013 2:10 pm

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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Around the Nation
7:09 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Sideburns Contest To Honor Commodore Perry

Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry won a major victory over the British 200 years ago at the Battle of Lake Erie. On Wednesday the citizens of Erie, Pa., will honor him the best way they know how — with a sideburns contest. Judges are looking for sideburns that resemble Commodore Perry's famous mutton chops.

Around the Nation
7:05 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Preschooler To Serve Second Term As Mayor Of Minn. Town

The mayor of Dorset, Minn., is now four years old. Bobby Tufts' named was pulled out of a hat last year, making him mayor of the town of 20 people. Dorset doesn't have a formal government. On Sunday, his name was drawn again.

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