Music
2:14 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Old Gold, July 4

Original rock and roll lives on KRVS. While searching for records to play on "Big Band Swings", I've also picked up some interesting 1950s tunes---and just as BBS has become BBS and other things, Old Gold starts out as a big mix of musical genres, with an emphasis on rock, roll, rhythm, and my favorite, novelty! 

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World Cafe
2:14 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

BRONCHO On World Cafe

BRONCHO.
Jaret Ferratusco Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri October 4, 2013 10:03 am

The fun, aggressive pop band BRONCHO is reminiscent of both The Ramones and Weezer. Straddling the line between pop and punk, the band's 2011 debut Can't Get Past The Lips has 10 songs but clocks in at just 20 minutes.

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The Two-Way
2:09 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

California's Prison Sterilizations Reportedly Echo Eugenics Era

From 2006 to 2010, at least 148 female inmates at two California facilities had tubal ligation surgeries. Some of the surgeries took place at the Valley State Prison for Women, seen here in 2000.
Gary Kazanjian AP

Originally published on Tue July 9, 2013 4:16 pm

Nearly 150 women were sterilized in California's prisons without the state's approval, a practice that critics say targeted inmates who were seen as being at risk of serving a future jail term. Those numbers represent data from 2006 to 2010, according to the Center for Investigative Reporting, which first reported the news.

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Music
2:07 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Stirrin' It Up, July 6

Acclaimed Louisiana Chef John Folse shares Louisiana's culinary and cultural legacy in this fun and informative down-home visit.

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Music
2:02 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Freetown Radio, July 5: Lasts

Freetown Radio is a free form, mixed bag of sounds showcasing music that is often neglected on commercial radio. Host Roger Kash exposes 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 deals with a specific theme and explores connections that transcend the boundaries of genre, exposing classifications as just marketing tools that record companies invent to sell records. Freetown Radio strives to be the epitome of non-commercial radio.  

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Music
1:50 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Medicine Ball Caravan, July 9

Tuesday's MEDICINE BALL CARAVAN (11am-noon Central Standard on 88.7FM locally or www.krvs.org) kicks off with tracks from the latest releases by Steve Earle and Massy Ferguson before diving into the new Sigur Ros, Kirin J. Callinan, Arjun and The National. Also: some Radiohead, Public Image Ltd., King Tuff, Charles Mingus and Jo Stafford.

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Music
1:45 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Medicine Ball Caravan, July 8

Tune your get-back-to-work Monday radio dials toward 88.7FM locally (or online atwww.krvs.org) at 11am-high noon CST for THE MEDICINE BALL CARAVAN. More of that incredible new Preservation Hall Jazz Band will be featured along with the newBobby McFerrin, Valerie June and Hanni El Khatib. Also got some Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale, King Khan & the Shrines, Pokey Lafarge and classic Mississippi Jook Band, Bob Dylan, Bessie Smith, Joseph Spence w/ The Pinder Family and more.

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Music
1:34 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Medicine Ball Caravan, July 4

Happy Fourth of July!  

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Music
1:30 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Bonjour Louisiane, July 9

Every morning, thousands of Cajun French music lovers tune in to KRVS to start their day with Pete Bergeron and "Bonjour Louisiane." Like morning coffee, "Bonjour Louisiane" gets you up and going with traditional Cajun French favorites and the latest releases from talented newcomers. Brush up on your French, find out about the fairs and festivals, and share the "joie de vivre" of French Louisiana.

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Shots - Health News
1:26 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Should Doctors Ask Older People If They Have Guns At Home?

Older men may have guns in the home that can pose a risk when people are depressed or not thinking clearly.
iStockphoto.com

Originally published on Tue July 9, 2013 4:49 pm

Older men are at high risk of suicide, and they're far more likely to kill themselves if they have access to firearms.

Doctors should ask relatives of older people with depression or cognitive problems if there are guns in the home, much as they might ask about whether it's time to take away the car keys, an academic paper says.

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