The Boston Marathon bombing suspects are ethnic Chechens with links to the volatile North Caucasus region of Russia. Moscow's reaction to that fact appears to be as complex as the region's turbulent history.
Sen. Joe Manchin, the West Virginia Democrat who lent his name to bipartisan legislation that would have extended background checks for gun purchasers to gun shows and online sales, isn't letting go.
At least not yet.
To Manchin, the bipartisan compromise he co-sponsored with Sen. Pat Toomey, a Pennsylvania Republican of consistent conservative credentials, fell victim to a steady stream of misinformation spread by some gun rights absolutists, including the National Rifle Association.
Originally published on Fri April 19, 2013 7:20 pm
Update at 7:10 p.m. ET. Back Inside:
Following reports of sudden, heavy police presence in Watertown, Boston police have asked residents to once again stay indoors. Just about an hour earlier, the governor had lifted the shelter-in-place advisory. The police tweeted: "Police operations in the Franklin Street Watertown area. Residents shelter in place."
Update at 6:25 p.m. ET. "Shelter-In-Place" Advisory Lifted:
On Wednesday, April 24th, it's Denim Day in Haywood County. No, it's not just another 'casual' day. It's a day dedicated to remember the victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The story of how it came to be referred to as "Denim Day" is truly amazing. This is not a story for the very young, but it's a story that has to be told. Tune in Monday, April 22 at 8:50 am to hear this very important interview with Buffy Queen, Community Educator with Reach of Haywood.
The word "Comas" translates from Irish Gaelic as "Power," and it describes their own driving power coupled with a fine sensitivity for the inner strands of magic that is inherent in Irish music. This quartet has been making music for ten years now, especially in various venues throughout Ireland, Brittany, Belgium, and the US, from which they each hail. Tune in for a powerful session Thursday morning before they play Asheville that evening!
Monday night we revisit one of the premier bluegrass bands for your Spindale Cycle, especially so we can celebrate the birthdays of members Pat Enright (Monday) and Roland White (Tuesday). This 1990 release features their takes on Stephen Foster, Johnny Cash, and Hank Sr. standards, alongside more traditional bluegrass numbers. Stuart Duncan, Alan O'Bryant, and Gene Libbea round out the lineup.
The Knoxville band featuring the formidable songwriting of Cruz Contreras, singer Trisha Gene Brady, multi-instrumentalist Tom Pryor, bass player Robert Richards and drummer Jamie Cook is back with its third strong release. Dynamic, lyrical, multi-dimensional...no doubt one of the strongest regional albums this year, and well worth featuring throughout our Thursday night mix!