The Situation Room is one of the most mysterious and important rooms in the White House. It's where Lyndon Johnson made decisions about the Vietnam War; where Bill Clinton learned about the bombing of the USS Cole; and where George W. Bush gave the order to begin the Iraq War.
Since Egypt's revolution began, tensions among Egypt's Muslims and Christians have only increased. Earlier this month, it once again turned deadly. Tit-for-tat killings left three Muslims and at least six Christians dead.
That and other religious violence is prompting a public debate about religious identity in Egypt. One group of young Egyptians wants to remove religious labels from national ID cards.
Originally published on Mon April 29, 2013 7:19 am
A lucky escape and quick thinking by the man who says he was carjacked by Boston Marathon bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev may have helped police catch the brothers, according to Eric Moskowitz, a Boston Globe reporter who got an exclusive interview with the driver.
Surveyors have found what appears to be part of a plane that hit the World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11, 2001, New York police say. The piece of landing gear is about 3 feet wide and 1.5 feet deep, police tell The Associated Press.
In a statement, NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne said the debris was found wedged between two buildings during an inspection at the site of a long-planned Islamic community center.
Is there a musician that captures the conscience of early-21st Century America better than James McMurtry? We at WNCW are skeptical there could be. With his hard-hitting arsenal of biting, tell-it-like-it-is prose, he is one of our most requested songwriters. As another of our favorites, Drive-By Trucker Patterson Hood says, “McMurtry might be the best topical writer performing right now." We welcome him back to Studio B before his Tuesday night Asheville show.
"Food and music bring people together" is the motto of Frank Solivan. We like the way this guy thinks! And picks... He and his DC/VA band Dirty Kitchen serve up a live set of bluegrass and more before heading to East TN for shows in Knoxville and Johnson City. Their new release On the Edge (Compass Records) is getting strong reviews, and they were recently nominated for an IBMA Emerging Artist award. Solivan is also known for his cooking classes, and his caprese salad in particular. What's he bringing to Studio B? Tune in...
If you can maybe picture Roy Orbison as a Cuban-American, fronting a band that draws from Hank Williams as much as the Sir Douglas Quintet, with a fresh new release, then you get an inkling of what our Thursday night music mix has in store for you. Raul Malo and The Mavericks are back after a 10 year hiatus, and their new album In Time is your Peak of the Week.