Music
3:15 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

The Creole Choir Of Cuba: Reviving Caribbean History In 'Santiman'

The Creole Choir of Cuba's latest album, Santiman, has a satisfying flow from celebration to solemnity.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue June 11, 2013 7:11 am

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Music
3:12 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Medicine Ball Caravan, June 10

Most of the cool cats and kittys get their Monday late morning groove on with THE MEDICINE BALL CARAVAN (11am-noon Central Standard on 88.7FM locally orwww.krvs.org). Today, we'll spin a couple off of the fine upcoming release by singer/songwriter/guitarist, Valerie June (yet another new album produced by Dan Auerbach). Also: more new Donna the Buffalo along with some Seasick Steve, Paul Simon, Ryan Adams, Johnny Cash and grinding out some old school blues rock with Outrageous Cherry and Cream.

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Music
2:59 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Zydeco Stomp, June 8

Great Louisiana music, including Zydeco, Cajun, Swamp Pop, and Blues.

  

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The Picture Show
2:56 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

'Capturing Love': How To Photograph Same-Sex Weddings

A couple taking in the moment at the San Tan Valley Desert in Arizona.
Tammy Watson

Originally published on Mon June 10, 2013 4:38 pm

Summer means wedding season, and for many couples, photographing the groom lifting the bride, or the bride looking off wistfully into the distance is an essential. But what if the happy couple is a bride and a bride, or a groom and a groom?

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Music
2:47 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Zydeco est pas Sale, June 8

MC calls it "Promoting the creole cultural music AND the culture." JB calls it "Promoting and supporting the Zydeco Music" They both meant to say all you listeners out there can expect to hear Zydeco music, live musicians, tidbits, community event updates, humor and short serious thoughts. Listeners can also hear conversation about the old times and various cultural activities. 

  

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Music
2:36 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Rendez Vous des Cajuns, June 8

Live from the Liberty Theater in Eunice, Louisiana, a Grand Ole Opry style Cajun & Zydeco music show in French and English.

  

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Music
2:24 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Le Reveil, June 9

Louis  Michot honors the roots of Traditional Cajun French Music with all of the original Masters from South Louisiana.

 

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Shots - Health News
2:11 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Concussion Prescription: A Year On The Bench For Youngsters?

Katherine Cuntz and Sarah Gaudet go up to head the ball during a Louisiana high school championship game in 2011.
Gerald Herbert AP

The moms at Saturday's soccer game let out a collective wow as a 10-year-old girl headed the ball away from the net.

Then one next to me said, "Should they be doing that?" Another said, "I don't think so." But none of us yelled: "Hey, kids, no heading the ball!"

Head injuries are a big problem for young athletes, who may be more vulnerable for a year after having a concussion, according to research published Monday. That means students and their parents may have to think hard about when it's safe to return to play.

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All Songs Considered
2:11 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Question Of The Week: What's Your Favorite Song Of 2013 (So Far)?

Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri June 14, 2013 12:03 pm

Earlier this week, while we were prepping our list of favorite songs and albums of 2013 (so far), we asked you to tell us your own No. 1 track for the first half of the year.

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The Two-Way
1:50 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

BP Ends Oil Spill Cleanup In Gulf, Except For Louisiana

BP is scaling back its cleanup efforts from the Deepwater Horizon oilspill in areas outside Louisiana. Here, a photo from last September shows alluvial clay and tar mats on the shore of Elmer's Island, in Jefferson Parish, La.
Gerald Herbert AP

BP is ending its cleanup of the massive Deepwater Horizon oil spill in three Gulf Coast states this month, leaving Louisiana as the only state with ongoing cleanup linked to the company's Deepwater Horizon Response effort. Reports of oil sightings in Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida will soon be the U.S. Coast Guard's responsibility to investigate.

For NPR's Newscast unit, Debbie Elliott reports:

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