Starkly different views of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning were presented Monday, the first day of his court-martial on charges that he aided the enemy when he gave a large batch of classified data to WikiLeaks that was then posted online.
Fire season is off to an early start in the West. Across California, a hot and dry spring has fire crews on alert. Northeast of Los Angeles, thousands of firefighters are making progress toward controlling the so-called Powerhouse Fire, which has burned more than 30,000 acres and destroyed several homes.
And with no rain in sight, firefighters are out readying homes for a particularly bad year.
The federal probe of a hugely successful hedge fund may have investors ready to pull out much of their money. SAC Capital is under investigation for insider trading. Several published reports indicate outside investors are worried about that investigation and whether it will touch Steven Cohen, the firm's founder.
THE MEDICINE BALL CARAVAN rolls out into June (11am-noon Central Standard on 88.7FM locally or www.krvs.org) with some spiritual sounds from Bobby McFerrin's new release along with some Mercy Brothers and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Also: the new Hanni El Khatib, Fights, Cones of Uncertainty and Tom Tom Club mixed with some classic Rolling Stones, Talking Heads, Blue Oyster Cult and Patti Smith.