Business
4:03 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

A Week Of Near-Calamities Erodes Confidence

Vanessa Loren shops in Miami. An index of consumer sentiment dropped more than expected in June.
Joe Raedle Getty Images

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 4:24 pm

When Moody's downgraded the credit ratings of most major U.S. banks on Thursday, you'd have thought Friday would be a tough day for bank stocks.

But bank stocks ticked up — largely because investors were relieved. They had feared the downgrades would be worse. The Dow Jones industrial average was recovering from Thursday's 250-point drop, the second-worst of the year.

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Art & Design
3:54 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

A Trailblazing Black Architect Who Helped Shape L.A.

The Degnan residence was built as a weekend retreat in La Canada Flintridge — a Los Angeles suburb reachable by freeway in 40 minutes (in light traffic) today, but that took a couple of hours' drive in 1927, before major freeway construction began in Southern California. This Spanish Colonial Revival home was Williams' first commission as an independent practitioner.
Copyright Benny Chan

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 8:37 pm

Paul Revere Williams began designing homes and commercial buildings in the early 1920s. By the time he died in 1980, he had created some 2,500 buildings, most of them in and around Los Angeles, but also around the globe. And he did it as a pioneer: Paul Williams was African-American. He was the first black architect to become a member of the American Institute of Architects in 1923, and in 1957 he was inducted as the AIA's first black fellow.

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New Tunes at Two
3:39 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Thursday, June 28th: HUSKY - Forever So

Monday, June 25th: RICK ESTRIN & THE NIGHTCATS - One Wrong Turn

Tuesday, June 26th: LITTLE FEAT - Rooster Rag

Wednesday, June 27th: MOE. - What Happened to The La La's: The Bones of moe.

Thursday, June 28th: HUSKY - Forever So

 

 

New Tunes at Two
3:38 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Wednesday, June 27th: MOE. - What Happened to the La La's: The Bones of moe.

Monday, June 25th: RICK ESTRIN & THE NIGHTCATS - One Wrong Turn

Tuesday, June 26th: LITTLE FEAT - Rooster Rag

Wednesday, June 27th: MOE. - What Happened to The La La's: The Bones of moe.

Thursday, June 28th: HUSKY - Forever So

 

 

New Tunes at Two
3:35 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Tuesday, June 26th: LITTLE FEAT - Rooster Rag

Monday, June 25th: RICK ESTRIN & THE NIGHTCATS - One Wrong Turn

Tuesday, June 26th: LITTLE FEAT - Rooster Rag

Wednesday, June 27th: MOE. - What Happened to The La La's: The Bones of moe.

Thursday, June 28th: HUSKY - Forever So

 

 

New Tunes at Two
3:33 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Monday, June 25th: RICK ESTRIN & THE NIGHTCATS - One Wrong Turn

Monday, June 25th: RICK ESTRIN & THE NIGHTCATS - One Wrong Turn 

Tuesday, June 26th: LITTLE FEAT - Rooster Rag

Wednesday, June 27th: MOE. - What Happened to The La La's: The Bones of moe. 

Thursday, June 28th: HUSKY - Forever So

 

 

Peak of the Week
3:01 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Thursday, June 28th, beginning at 8pm: RYAN MONTBLEAU - For Higher

One of our favorite new, "undiscovered" voices these last few years, Ryan Montbleau has a new release called "For Higher."  This time, the Boston singer/songwriter/bandleader went down to a New Orleans studio to record with George Porter Jr. on bass, Ivan Neville on keys, Anders Osborne on guitar and Simon Lott on drums.  It's our feature on this Thursday evening's music mix.

 

 

Afghanistan
2:50 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Taliban Pick A Soft Target Popular With Families

Responding to a Taliban attack, NATO Black Hawk helicopters fly over the Spozhmai Hotel on Lake Qargha outside Kabul. More than 20 people were killed before the Taliban fighters were shot dead.
Massoud Hossaini AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 3:49 pm

Just last month, I was at the same lakeside resort where Taliban gunmen carried out a suicidal attack on Friday, killing more than 20 people before they were gunned down.

My friends and I had gone to Lake Qargha to drink tea after a long hike on a hot day.

The man-made lake, about six miles outside Kabul, is the only large body of water near the capital, and it is extremely popular among Kabul residents seeking to escape the city's pollution, particularly in the summer when temperatures can top 100 degrees.

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The Two-Way
2:36 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Jury Finds Philadelphia Monsignor Guilty Of Endangerment In Child Abuse Coverup

Monsignor William Lynn exits the Criminal Justice Center on Tuesday in Philadelphia.
Matt Rourke AP

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 2:54 pm

A jury found Msgr. William J. Lynn, of Philadelphia, guilty on one count of endangerment stemming from allegations that he helped coverup the sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests. Lynn was acquitted of another count of endangerment and one count of conspiracy, the AP reports.

Elizabeth Fiedler of member station WHYY reports that the jury was hung on rape and endangerment charges against Lynn's co-defendant Rev. James J. Brennan.

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The Two-Way
1:47 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Greece's Incoming Finance Minister Admitted To Hospital

Newly appointed Greek Finance Minister Vassilis Rapanos attending the new Government's first cabinet meeting at the Greek Parliament in Athens on Friday.
Louisa Gouliamaki AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 2:44 pm

Hours before he was scheduled to be sworn in as Greek's newest finance minister, Vassilis Rapanos fell ill and was rushed to the hospital "complaining of nausea, intense abdominal pains and dizziness," Reuters reports.

Of course this all comes just after Greece elected a new parliament and just after Greece formed a new three-party coalition that has the task of wading through national and Eurozone politics to negotiate a bailout.

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