New Tunes at Two
4:30 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Tuesday, May 1st: ANDERS OSBORNE - Black Eye Galaxy

Monday, April 30th: RED JUNE - Beauty Will Come

Tuesday, May 1st: ANDERS OSBORNE - Black Eye Galaxy

Wednesday, May 2nd: NORAH JONES - Little Broken Hearts

Thursday, May 3rd: (TIM & MOLLIE) O'BRIEN PARTY OF 7 - Reincarnation: The Songs of Roger Miller

 

 

New Tunes at Two
4:29 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Monday, April 30th: RED JUNE - Beauty Will Come

Monday, April 30th: RED JUNE - Beauty Will Come

Tuesday, May 1st: ANDERS OSBORNE - Black Eye Galaxy

Wednesday, May 2nd: NORAH JONES - Little Broken Hearts

Thursday, May 3rd: (TIM & MOLLIE) O'BRIEN PARTY OF 7 - Reincarnation: The Songs of Roger Miller

 

U.S.
4:26 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Senate Passes Plan To Keep Post Offices Running

Hikers arrive at the post office in Caratunk, Maine, in 2011. Some of the rural post offices the U.S. Postal Service may close are relied on by Appalachian Trail hikers for supply drops on their trip from Georgia to Maine.
Robert F. Bukaty AP

Originally published on Wed April 25, 2012 8:28 pm

The U.S. Postal Service is so much a part of this country, it's in the Constitution. And yet with so much written communication now delivered via email, text messages and the Internet, the Postal Service is steadily losing business and operating in the red.

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Business
4:14 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

The Wal-Mart Dilemma: When Is A Payment A Bribe?

A shopper examines produce at a Wal-Mart store in Mexico City. Wal-Mart's expansion into Mexico has been a major success, but its business practices have raised new questions.
Daniel Aguilar Getty Images

Originally published on Thu April 26, 2012 10:10 am

Allegations that Wal-Mart officials in Mexico paid local authorities to speed up permits to build new stores could result in a trial and a huge financial penalty under a U.S. anti-corruption law. But legal experts who spoke to NPR have their doubts it will ever come to that.

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Shots - Health Blog
4:04 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Doctor Pay: Where The Specialists Are All Above Average

iStockphoto.com

Originally published on Wed April 25, 2012 4:42 pm

Making a living practicing medicine is more complicated and frustrating than ever. But it still pays. And pretty well.

A survey of more than 24,000 doctors conducted online for Medscape, a doctor-oriented information service of WebMD, finds that their average annual pay ranges from $156,000 for pediatricians, the lowest-paid specialty, to $315,000 for the top earners.

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Programming
4:00 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Morning Edition on Thursday, April 26: Living Well With Parkinson's Disease and Multiple Sclerosis

This special day of information and encouragement for those living with Parkinson's or MS is Saturday, April 28. Lisa Cox, a Parkinson's patient and volunteer for GHS, talks about the importance of more people being aware of the symptoms of these chronic diseases. She also talks about the fact that being diagnosed with either is not a death sentence.

 

Learn more at www.GHS.org.

World Cafe
3:59 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Daniel Rossen On World Cafe

Daniel Rossen.
Courtesy of the artist

By now, Daniel Rossen's name is synonymous with the kind of raggedy, whimsical, airy music he writes. A contributing songwriter and musician in Grizzly Bear, Rossen often saved his most personal compositions for his other band, Department of Eagles, which shares Grizzly Bear's roots in Rossen's undergraduate years at NYU. Both bands saw success, and Rossen continued to work in both projects.

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Studio B
3:36 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Friday, May 4th at 1pm: I SEE HAWKS IN L.A.

I See Hawks In L.A. blend country and psychedelia with soaring three-part harmonies that leave the poseurs of alt-schmaltz dust choked. These guys are the house band for a revolution that isn’t over yet.”
- Michael Simmons, High Times. They play Studio B before sets at Albino Skunk Fest and the French Broad River Festival. They play Studio B before sets at Albino Skunk Fest and the French Broad River Festival.

Studio B
3:28 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Thursday, May 3rd at 4pm: ACOUSTIC SYNDICATE

For 20 years now, Acoustic Syndicate has been rockin' stages across Western NC and beyond (not to mention the family farm.)  They celebrate their big anniversary with a concert (more like a festival!) in Black Mountain this Saturday.  

 

 

 

Africa
3:19 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Charles Taylor Faces Verdict From Brutal African War

Members of a civil war amputee soccer team practice on a beach in Freetown, Sierra Leone's capital, in April 2006. Rebel groups, allegedly aided by former Liberian President Charles Taylor during Sierra Leone's brutal 1991-2002 civil war, were known for their gruesome practice of hacking off limbs.
Issouf Sanogo AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Thu April 26, 2012 1:12 pm

A court in the Netherlands is set to deliver a verdict Thursday in a case involving a former head of state charged with international war crimes.

Charles Taylor, former president of Liberia, is on trial at the Special Court for Sierra Leone in The Hague, Netherlands. He is charged with 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity — including murder, rape, sexual slavery and the use of child soldiers — in neighboring Sierra Leone.

Tens of thousands died during Sierra Leone's vicious civil war, one that was infamous for the brutal hacking off of limbs.

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