Air Studio
8:17 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Live Thursday the 24th at 1pm: LITTLE FEAT'S PAUL BARRERE & FRED TACKETT

We have fun days of spinning great music, and then we have extra special days in which we get to visit live with musicians we've revered since before we went on the air 25 years ago...

New Tunes at Two
8:17 am
Mon July 21, 2014

New Releases Featured This Week, July 21st-24th, 2-3pm

Monday: BECK (& VARIOUS ARTISTS) - Song Reader

Tuesday: MALCOLM HOLCOMBE - Pitiful Blues

Wednesday: LARRY SPARKS - Lonesome and Then Some: A Classic 50th Celebration

Thursday: BASTARD SONS OF JOHNNY CASH - New Old Story

Spindale Cycle
8:17 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Monday Night July 21st at 8pm: CAT STEVENS - Majikat: Earth Tour 1976

We celebrate Cat Stevens' birthday this evening with this snapshot of his 1976 tour, his last appearance on stage before his 30 year hiatus, though he was pretty much at the top of his game in terms of success at this time.  "Wild World", "Moonshadow", "Where Do the Children Play", "Father and Son", and a little insight he shares as he performs "Peace Train" and "Two Fine People", as well.    Strangely, this is the only live release of his, and it didn't show up until 2004.  Better late than never.  Happy birthday, Yusuf Islam, born Steven Georgiu on 7/21/48. 

Peak of the Week
8:16 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Thursday Night the 24th between 9pm and Midnight: WILLIE NELSON - Band of Brothers

Willie hasn't had an album hit #1 on the Billboard Country chart since 1986.  But this great new release debuted at #1 this past month, and for good reason -- it's 14 songs, nine of which he wrote or co-wrote, that capture the sound Willie Nelson does best.  So, maybe Willie can't get any higher, but we'll see how long the 81-year-old legend can keep those younger wannabe outlaw stars from achieving their pipe dreams with this great one.  We have a feeling he'll be high on WNCW's Top 100 list at year's end with this one, too. 

Food
7:52 am
Mon July 21, 2014

To Save These Pigs, Ky. Farmer Says We Have To Eat Them

Kentucky hog farmer Travis Hood with Luther, a young Red Wattle boar. Hood started raising Red Wattles five years ago after cuts to his job, and began turning a profit on the meat in February.
Courtesy of Hood's Heritage Hogs

Originally published on Mon July 21, 2014 2:54 pm

Robertson County has the smallest population of any county in the state of Kentucky, and it's the only one, word has it, without a stoplight.

So it's an unlikely place to find a campaign to keep the food system more genetically diverse. But that is exactly what's happening on a small farm owned by Travis Hood, called Hood's Heritage Hogs.

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The Two-Way
7:04 am
Mon July 21, 2014

In Effort To Forge Cease-Fire Between Israel And Hamas, Kerry Heads To Egypt

A Palestinian overcome by emotion watches rescuers carry a body from the rubble of a house which was destroyed by an Israeli missile strike, in Gaza City, on Monday.
Khalil Hamra AP

Originally published on Mon July 21, 2014 8:26 pm

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is headed to Egypt today in an effort to broker a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.

In a statement, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Kerry would meet with Egyptian and other senior officials.

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NPR Ed
6:55 am
Mon July 21, 2014

In Asheville, N.C., Summer Vacation Lasts Just A Few Weeks

Originally published on Mon July 21, 2014 9:48 am

It's the first day of school at Hall Fletcher Elementary in Asheville, N.C. Principal Gordon Grant stands outside in a white suit and bow tie, greeting students. The kids arrive sporting fresh haircuts and new shoes. One even wears a tutu.

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Around the Nation
6:36 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Company Says It Can Cure Your Hangover – For Up To $300 A Visit

Originally published on Mon July 21, 2014 8:30 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. People waking up with a hellacious hangover often say they'd pretty much give anything to make it go away. And a new company promising to do just that is thriving in New York. For up to $300 a visit, it will send a nurse to your home armed with medicine and - this is key - an IV for instant rehydration. Given the treatment cost more than the night out at the bar, though, you might want to stick with the hair of the dog. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

Business
6:06 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Arkansas Razorbacks Trademark Famous Hog Call

Originally published on Mon July 21, 2014 8:30 am

The famous hog call chanted by fans of the sports teams of the University of Arkansas Razorbacks is now a registered trademark owned by the school.

Business
5:57 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Report Of Expired Meat Sparks Food Safety Scare In China

Originally published on Mon July 21, 2014 8:30 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

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