Pope Francis is due to fly to Brazil for his first foreign trip, which will be taking place amid high security. The pontiff will be greeted by some two million young people from all over the world at the Roman Catholic World Youth Day festival in Rio de Janeiro.
First of all, I must warn that this book is INTENDED FOR MATURE AUDIENCES due to adult situations. The second thing I must stress is that this book is a work of fiction. But for anyone that has passed through or lives in Rutherford County, NC, it certainly could be true, because it is based on historical fact as well as legends that have been passed on through the generations ever since the late 1700's when the story began.
Monday night the 25th, we celebrate the birthday of the late singer-songwriter Steve Goodman with a concert recorded 8/14/78 at an intimate Chicago nightclub that was the launching pad for Goodman, his close friend John Prine, and others. Goodman was among the first to bring a witty sense of humor, engaging storytelling, and variety of guitar styles to the otherwise more monotone folksinger style of the day. Enjoy his captivating stage presence as we spotlight him for your Spindale Cycle.
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Woody Guthrie last year, an impressive array of musicians influenced by Woody gathered at The Kennedy Center For the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. to pay tribute. Jackson Browne, Del McCoury, Tim O'Brien, Ani DiFranco, Lucinda Williams, Donovan, Old Crow Medicine Show, Judy Collins, Tom Morello....quite a lineup!
Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. The winner of the Tour de France gets a yellow jersey but let's focus now on the lanterne rouge. That's the term for the guy who finishes last. It translates to red lantern, like that found on the caboose of a train. Yesterday, 36-year-old Canadian Svein Tuft took the honor with his 169th place finish. It turns out that the lanterne rouge is hotly contested. Just finishing brings glory and lucrative appearances. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.
Good morning. I'm David Greene with a tale of neither a bird nor a plane. Cecil Stuckless was fixing a Jeep in Salvage, Newfoundland with his son-in-law, who was working under the car. Stuckless told the CBC he was getting a tool when the car suddenly fell. He summoned all his strength and lifted the Jeep just enough to save his son-in-law. Impressive for anybody, let alone a 72-year-old.
Asked if he was Superman, Cecil said: No, I'm not super. I just did what I could.