Bitcoin, the digital currency that trades outside the control of central banks and international borders, reached new heights Tuesday, surpassing the $200 mark for the first time. That level comes just five days after bitcoin approached $150, a development that Mt.Gox, the largest exchange service for the currency, deemed to be "epic."
Bitcoin's rise has been sharp. It was only two months ago that exchange rates put a single bitcoin's value at around $20.
The 12th official Jazz Appreciation Month began when April did. But today, the Smithsonian Museum of American History, which founded the JAM campaign, kick started its own celebration with a series of performances, discussions and ceremonies.
Google announced Tuesday that its Google Fiber project would be hitting Austin, Texas, next. The company says Austin, famous for its South by Southwest festival, is a "mecca for creativity and entrepreneurialism, with thriving artistic and tech communities."
Google Fiber is the tech giant's blazing fast Internet service, with current rates at 1 Gpbs, about 100 times faster than your typical cable broadband Internet service. It debuted in Kansas City in 2012.
University of Louisville fans have had a lot to cheer about lately — and not just basketball.
Monday's big victory by Louisville's men's basketball team over Michigan is just the latest success for the school and for an athletic department that is quickly becoming one of the country's most admired.
In January, the football team upset fourth-ranked Florida to win the Sugar Bowl, and coach Charlie Strong turned down a lucrative offer from the University of Tennessee to continue rebuilding the Louisville program.
Marvel at a slew of new releases on Tuesday's MEDICINE BALL CARAVAN (11am-noon Central Standard on 88.7FM locally or www.krvs.org) including Brass Bed, Meat Puppets, Wavves, Blaudzen, Hymn For Her, Futurebirds and Devendra Banhart. Also: some My Morning Jacket, The Beatles and Pedal Steel Transmission.
Monday's MEDICINE BALL CARAVAN (11am-noon CST on 88.7FM locally or www.krvs.org) spins the new tune by The Civil Wars w/ T. Bone Burnett, Dayna Kurtz, The Revelers, Justin Townes Earle and Steve Earle. Also: classic Canned Heat, Little Sonny Jones, Audrey Bryant, Johnny 'Hammond' Smith, The Animals, Led Zeppelin, Stephen Stills and Boz Scaggs.
A true rennaisance man, Zachary Richard drops by for a visit on this morning's MEDICINE BALL CARAVAN (11am-noon Cebtral Standard on 88.7FM locally orwww.krvs.org). We'll catch up on what he's been up to as well as spinning material from his fine new release, LE FOU.