The Salt
10:45 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Eating On Mars? Be Sure To Pack The Tortillas

Mission to Mars: Six explorers lived in this simulated Mars habitat in Hawaii for four months, part of a NASA study to test the role of cooking and food on an extended space mission.
Sian Proctor NASA HI-SEAS

Originally published on Fri August 16, 2013 3:27 pm

After several months of freeze-dried food, even the most committed carnivores would probably reach for the fresh produce.

So it's no surprise that the six explorers who were cooped up studying space-friendly foods on a simulated mission to Mars for the past four months went right for the mangoes and pineapple during their first meal outside their habitat Aug. 13.

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Music
10:35 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Midnight Snack, August 16

Classics and new releases from a variety of interesting artists.

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Music
10:32 am
Fri August 16, 2013

From the Poet's Bookshelf, August 15

Poems from Louisiana poet Darell Bourque. 

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Music
10:30 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Francomix, August 15

Francomix features the latest releases from the international Francophone pop and dance scene, and also includes some Louisiana music.

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The Two-Way
10:29 am
Fri August 16, 2013

After Fatal Crash With Cyclists, Driver's Tweets Help Spur Murder Charge

A stretch of Foothill Road in Pleasanton, Calif., near where police say Cody Hall, 18, lost control of his car and struck two cyclists. One cyclist died, and Hall was charged with murder this week.
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Originally published on Sat August 17, 2013 11:16 am

An 18-year-old California man stands accused of murder after law enforcement officials upgraded charges against him based on his tweets and driving history. Cody Hall was initially charged with manslaughter for allegedly losing control of his car, which struck and killed a woman riding her bike in Pleasanton, Calif.

The San Francisco Chronicle describes the June 9 incident:

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KRVS Local
10:25 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Apres Midi, August 15: Traditional Music Courses at UL Lafayette, & "T-Galop" Airs Tonight on LPB

Interview 1: Mark DeWitt Presents Traditional Music Courses at UL Lafayette

Interview 2: Connie Castille Presents "T-Galop," a Film about Horse Culture in Louisiana which Airs on LPB's Summer Fest Tonight

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Faith Matters
10:24 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Why Do Sikhs Want To Serve In The Military?

Sikhs have a long history of fighting in wars. But in the US, their turbans and beards often prevent them from being able to join the military. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with Major Kamaljit Kalsi who's hoping to change that.

Around the Nation
10:24 am
Fri August 16, 2013

'Dream 9' Immigrant Says Don't Think Of Issue Politically

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CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST:

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Politics
10:24 am
Fri August 16, 2013

What's Making Headlines Outside Of Washington?

Congress has gone home for its annual August recess, so Tell Me More takes a look at headlines in places across the country. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks with Mike Leary from the San Antonio Express-News and Dana Coffield of The Denver Post.

BackTalk
10:24 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Mali's Challenger Concedes, As Zimbabwe Fights Election Results

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CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST:

And now it's time for BackTalk. That's where we hear from you, the listener. Editor Ahmad Omar is here with us once again. What's going on, Ahmad?

AMMAD OMAR, BYLINE: Hey, Celeste. I wanted to start with some news updates. A couple weeks ago, we talked about two big elections in Africa...

HEADLEE: ...Right.

OMAR: ...And we have some updates on those races this week.

HEADLEE: OK, let's hear them.

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