The Two-Way
3:56 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

China, Vietnam Clash Over Disputed Islands

Aerial view of the city of Sansha on an island in the disputed Paracel chain, which China considers part of its territory.
STR AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue March 26, 2013 4:23 pm

China is once again at odds with a maritime neighbor over disputed islands, this time — as often — leading to a little shooting and a lot of posturing.

The latest confrontation is with Vietnam over the mostly uninhabited Paracel Islands in the South China Sea. Hanoi has accused Beijing's forces of firing on a Vietnamese vessel engaged in fishing near the islands, which both sides claim.

Vietnam did not say if anyone was hurt in the incident that occurred last Wednesday, but it described the matter as "very serious."

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Music
3:53 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Medicine Ball Caravan, March 25

THE MEDICINE BALL CARAVAN will help you bear your Monday morning (11am-noon Central Standard on 88.7FM locally or www.krvs.org) with the newest by Brass Bed, Steve Earle, Rival Sons, AC Newman, Carbon Poppies along with classics by The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, that new  Jimi Hendrix release and some Dead, Spirit and Dylan.

 

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Law
3:52 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Knox Or Not: Plenty Of Cases Are Tried Without A Defendant

Amanda Knox is led away from an appeals court in Perugia, Italy, in November 2010. Her murder conviction in the death of a flatmate was ultimately overturned, but now, Italy's highest court has ruled she must be retried.
Oli Scarff Getty Images

Originally published on Tue March 26, 2013 4:04 pm

Amanda Knox may never again set foot in Italy. But that doesn't mean she won't face another trial there.

Courts around the world — particularly in Italy — have shown themselves willing to try people in absentia.

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KRVS Local
3:47 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Apres Midi, March 21: Wanderlust Theatre 5X8; CajunCodeFest 2.0, UL CBIT & LA DHH

  Interview with Elsa Dimitriadis and Jan Erin Corzo about Wanderlust Theater celebrating Women's History Month with the play "5 x 8"

Interview with Cian Robenson, Associate Director of CBIT  and Lucas Tramontozzi, CTO of Louisiana's DHH about the contract between CBIT & DHH and about CajunCodeFest 2.0

  Music 

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The Two-Way
3:45 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

William Shatner Says He's 'Appalled' At IRS 'Star Trek' Parody Video

This video image from an Internal Revenue Service video shows an IRS employee portraying Mr. Spock.
Uncredited AP

Originally published on Tue March 26, 2013 5:54 pm

William Shatner has made up his mind about the Star Trek parody video produced by the Internal Revenue Service. He tweeted:

"So I watched that IRS video. I am appalled at the utter waste of US tax dollars."

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Music
3:38 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Bonjour Louisiane, March 26

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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Music
3:31 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Rendez Vous des Cajuns, March 23

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
3:25 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Le Reveil, March 24

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

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Music
3:18 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Bonjour Louisiane, March 25

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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Author Interviews
2:59 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

You're So Dumb, You Probably Think This Book Is About Getting Slapped

Oxford University Press

Originally published on Wed March 27, 2013 4:58 pm

William Irvine is a philosophy professor by day, but he has an unusual sideline: He's also a collector of insults. Irvine has gathered some of his favorite jibes into a new book called A Slap in the Face: Why Insults Hurt — And Why They Shouldn't.

Irvine tells NPR's Audie Cornish that one of his favorite masters of insult is Winston Churchill. "Nancy Astor [said] to Winston Churchill, 'if you were my husband, I would put poison in your coffee,' " Irvine says, to which Churchill replied, " 'If you were my wife, I would drink it.' "

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