Air Studio
6:21 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Thursday, August 30th at 11am: Guest Host RAYNA GELLERT

Western NC fiddler Rayna Gellert, known as a member of Uncle Earl and nice collaborations with such varied favorites as Toubab Krewe and Scott Miller, is about to release a new CD.  Tune in as she talks about it and selects an eclectic mix of music between 11am and Noon. 

Peak of the Week
6:20 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Thursday, August 30th: JIMMY CLIFF - Rebirth

The man behind the soundtrack for "The Harder They Come" is back with one of the strongest reggae releases of the year!  We'll feature it throughout your Thursday night music mix. 

Spindale Cycle
6:18 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Monday, August 27th: J.D. CROWE & THE NEW SOUTH - self-titled

Following successful years with The Sunny Mountain Boys and Kentucky Mountain Boys, J.D. Crowe assembled his own band and released their first album in 1975, to critical acclaim.  With Ricky Skaggs, Tony Rice, Jerry Douglas, and Bobby Slone,  J.D. Crowe & The New South elevated bluegrass to a whole new level with this one.  Covers of Fats Domino, Gordon Lightfoot, & Ian Tyson alongside traditional tunes as we wish J.D. a happy birthday!

New Tunes at Two
6:15 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Monday, August 27th: RY COODER - Election Special

Monday, August 27th:
RY COODER -
Election Special

Tuesday, August 28th:
THE OLD CEREMONY -
Fairytales and Other Forms of Suicide

Wednesday, August 29th:
AARON BURDETT -
Breathing Underwater

Thursday, August 30th:
NEIL HALSTEAD -
Palindrome Hunches

The Two-Way
6:11 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Apple Emerges Victorious In Patent Trial Against Samsung

Originally published on Fri August 24, 2012 9:54 pm

In what was billed the "patent trial of the century," Apple emerged victorious in its fight against Samsung.

A federal grand jury in San Jose, Calif. quickly worked through a 20-page verdict form, finding that Samsung violated many of Apple's patents, handing the Cupertino tech behemoth a major victory and a little more than $1 billion in damages.

It was a complicated case but as the San Jose Mercury News puts it, in the end it was a clear victory for Apple.

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Sports
5:44 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Can Livestrong Survive Armstrong's Fall?

The ubiquitous Livestrong wristband was introduced in 2004 and quickly became a cultural icon.
Joel Saget AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Fri August 24, 2012 5:55 pm

Lance Armstrong may soon be stripped of his seven Tour de France titles, but many supporters are sticking by him — if not as the celebrity cyclist, then as the relentless advocate for cancer survivors.

That's encouraging news for his Livestrong foundation, which must deal with the delicate matter of a scandal-tainted figurehead.

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Election 2012
5:06 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

In Akin's Wake, Ryan Defends Anti-Abortion Record

Republican vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan speaks at a campaign event in Fayetteville, N.C., on Thursday.
Sara D. Davis AP

Originally published on Fri August 24, 2012 8:27 pm

Since Republican Rep. Todd Akin first said the words "legitimate rape" Sunday, just about everyone in the Republican Party has condemned those comments.

The Missouri Senate candidate later apologized, but his remarks continue to drive the political debate. They've also raised questions about the anti-abortion record of the Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin.

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Sports
5:05 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Lance Armstrong: When A Hero Lets Us Down

Originally published on Sun August 26, 2012 12:54 pm

Lance Armstrong. He has a superhero's name, right out of the comic books. He moved from conquering stages of one kind — bike racing — to stages of another kind — cancer. He's chiseled and driven and known all over the world.

But now we learn that the superhero has given up in one of his biggest battles. He says he will no longer continue to fight charges by the United States Anti-Doping Agency that he used performance enhancing drugs to win bicycle races.

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The Salt
4:43 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Farmers Waiting Out The Drought Tune Into Twitter

The information farmers are getting from Twitter can help them decide how and when to market their grain.
iStockphoto.com

Originally published on Mon October 15, 2012 10:43 am

A few years ago, if Bill Graff wanted to find out whether other farmers' fields looked anything like his, he'd make some calls and check an online bulletin board. It might take him a few days, even a week, to get a sense of how his crops stacked up against others in his region.

Now Graff, 53, who grows 1,400 acres of corn, soybean, wheat and hay in central Illinois, checks his Twitter feed. "I can get a half-way decent idea of what's going on out there instantaneously," Graff says.

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The Two-Way
4:43 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Jerry Nelson, Puppeteer For Sesame Street's Count Von Count, Is Dead

Jerry Nelson and the character he brought to life, Count von Count.
Larry Busacca Getty Images

Jerry Nelson, who voiced many characters on Sesame Street for more than 40 years, has died.

Nelson is perhaps best known because he brought Count von Count, the purple, friendly vampire, to life.

Madalit del Barco filed this obituary for our Newscast unit:

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