Tuesday's MEDICINE BALL CARAVAN (11am-noon Central Standard on 88.7FM locally or www.krvs.org) spins a couple of live numbers by Graham Nash along with the newest releases by Debo Band, Bobby Womack and the group, Friends. Also: Patti Smith, The Youngbloods, Jefferson Airplane and Yes.
Kicking off a new week of MEDICINE BALL CARAVAN broadcasts (11am-noon Central Standard on 88.7FM locally or www.krvs.org) with track off of the new album by Black Prairie (featuring 3 members of The Decemberists). Also: something off of the
United States ambassadors do not always have a close connection to the countries where they serve. Sometimes, the ambassadors are friends of an American president. Sometimes, they're career diplomats who have posted to many countries over the years.
An eclectic mix of music of the harp from the very beginnings of written music to pieces by contemporary composers. Harps have been incorporated into the musics of surprisingly diverse countries. While the music of Ireland is closely associated with the harp, it can also be found in countries such as Mexico, Paraguay, Egypt, Finland and even Far East countries such as Burma, China and Japan. Airs Mondays at noon and Sundays at midnight.
Freetown Radio is a free form, mixed bag of sounds showcasing music that is often neglected on commercial radio. Co-hosts Chas Justus and Roger Kash expose the intricate and subtle connections linking all genres of music from the dawn of recorded music early in the 20th Century to the so called "modern" sounds of today. Each week Roger and Chas deal with a specific theme and explore connections that transcend the boundaries of genre, exposing classifications as just marketing tools that record companies invent to sell records.
Originally published on Wed September 12, 2012 12:13 pm
The death toll from two factory fires in Pakistan has reached 314, most of them killed by suffocation when they were unable to escape the buildings, officials said Wednesday.
The fires in a shoe factory in Lahore and a garment factory in the southern port city of Karachi, broke out Tuesday night. The Karachi fire killed at least 289 people, while the other 25 deaths were reported at the Lahore factory.