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8:01 pm
Sat March 2, 2013

Celtic & Old-Time Releases Featured This Week:

Choose from the latest by THE OLLLAM, SOLAS, ERYNN MARSHALL, and SUTTON/HOLT/COLEMAN.

WNCW CDs
8:00 pm
Sat March 2, 2013

Bluegrass & Gospel Releases Featured This Week:

Choose from the latest by JUNIOR SISK & RAMBLERS CHOICE, DOYLE LAWSON & QUICKSILVER, DARIN & BROOK ALDRIDGE, "GOD DIDN'T CHOOSE SIDES", MOUNTAIN FAITH, and KELLEY NELSON.

WNCW CDs
7:55 pm
Sat March 2, 2013

Blues & Jazz Releases Featured This Week:

Choose from the latest by BEN HARPER & CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE, ORGANISSIMO, THE TEDESCHI/TRUCKS BAND,  and THE WAYNE SHORTER QUARTET.


Spindale Cycle
7:45 pm
Sat March 2, 2013

Monday Night the 4th at 8pm: TOWNES VAN ZANDT - Flyin' Shoes

Heartbreak, hopelessness, mortality....heavy, heady topics for any of us to brood over.  But no one made sense of these unavoidable themes -- or put them into well-crafted poetry -- better than the late great Townes Van Zandt.  In the early 2000's, many of his 70's albums were reissued to a wider audience, and this 1978 gem Flyin' Shoes is one of those classics.  See why Townes is one of our favorite songwriters here at WNCW -- see why Steve Earle made a whole album of his work and even asked him to be his son Justin Townes Earle's godfather -- when we celebrate his March 7

The Two-Way
4:44 pm
Sat March 2, 2013

Al-Qaida Leader Reportedly Killed In Mali

In this image from video, Mokhtar Belmokhtar claims responsibility for a deadly attack on a BP gas facility in Algeria. The Chadian military reported its forces had killed him in a raid in Mali on Saturday.
Uncredited SITE Intel Group/AP

A senior commander for al-Qaida's wing in North Africa has been killed, Chad's military reported on Chadian state television Saturday. NPR could not independently verify the report.

The military said troops attacked an Islamist rebel base in the mountains of northern Mali, killing several militants, including Mokhtar Belmokhtar.

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All Tech Considered
2:26 pm
Sat March 2, 2013

'Tomb Raider' Makes The Case For Old-Fashioned Console Gaming

The Tomb Raider video game franchise started in 1996. The latest version of the game starring Lara Croft (a character played by Angelina Jolie in film adaptations) is being released Tuesday.
Courtesy of Square Enix

Originally published on Sat March 2, 2013 3:28 pm

When Sony recently announced details on the upcoming release of the PlayStation 4, it prompted a new round of hand-wringing about the future of console gaming.

Sales of games on the PlayStation 3, Wii and Xbox 360 have dropped precipitously in recent years as mobile gaming — on smartphones and tablets — has become more popular. Advance word is that the PS4 will integrate certain mobile and social media functions, and some are speculating whether this is the end for standalone, full-featured console systems.

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The Two-Way
12:33 pm
Sat March 2, 2013

Florida Sinkhole So Dangerous Rescuers Can't Search For Missing Man

After a sinkhole swallowed a man in his bedroom in Seffner, Fla., an engineer tethered with a safety line walks in front of a home on Saturday.
Chris O'Meara AP

Originally published on Sat March 2, 2013 6:56 pm

Update at 6:53 p.m. ET Rescuers End Search:

Hillsborough County Administrator Mike Merrill says efforts to find Jeffrey Bush, who disappeared in a sinkhole, have been discontinued. He says that the conditions at Bush's home have become too dangerous for rescue workers.

"At this point it's really not possible to recover the body," Merrill said at a news conference on Saturday.

He says workers will begin efforts to demolish the home on Sunday.

Our Original Post Continues:

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The Two-Way
8:56 am
Sat March 2, 2013

Caught For Fins, Sharks Die At Unsustainable Rate, Study Finds

Fresh shark fins dry on the deck of an apprehended fishing boat in a declared shark and manta ray sanctuary located in the eastern region of Indonesia.
Conservation International /Getty Images

An estimated 100 million sharks are killed every year, "largely due to their inherent vulnerability, and an increasing demand, particularly for their fins, in the Asian market," a new report finds.

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It's All Politics
6:47 am
Sat March 2, 2013

Does President Obama Know When To Say When?

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama appeared on The View last fall in New York.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP

Originally published on Sat March 2, 2013 2:02 pm

Doesn't the president get enough attention?

The president is always the star of the show. When just about any major event occurs — whether it's a downturn in the unemployment rate, a natural disaster or some crisis overseas — much of the news media ask how it's going to play out for the president, the central actor in our national drama.

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The Two-Way
6:08 am
Sat March 2, 2013

Searching For Stability, Tunisia Stumbles

Tunisia's Prime Minister-designate, Ali Larayedh, speaks during a Feb. 26 press conference. His priorities will include forming a stable government and overseeing the writing of a new constitution.
Fethi Belaid AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sat March 2, 2013 12:15 pm

Tunisia took the lead in the Arab Spring back in 2011. Its revolution was swift and largely peaceful. Within months, an assembly was elected to write a new constitution.

As other Arab countries grew more violent and chaotic, Tunisia seemed to be showing the way for an orderly transition away from authoritarian rule.

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