Author Interviews
9:47 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Whitey Bulger Bio Profiles Boston's Most Notorious Gangster

FBI AP

Originally published on Fri May 31, 2013 12:29 pm

This interview was originally broadcast on Feb. 25, 2013.

The remarkable story of gangster Whitey Bulger begins in the housing projects of South Boston and ends with his capture by the FBI in 2011 after his 16 years on the lam. By then, Bulger was wanted for 19 murders, extortion and loan sharking for leading a criminal enterprise in Boston from the 1970s until 1995. During much of that time he was also an informant and being protected by the FBI.

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All Songs Considered
9:47 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Viking's Choice: Locrian Summons The 'Wrath Of Heaven'

Locrian.
Courtesy of the artist

If the wrath of heaven sounds anything like Locrian, then archangel Michael has been digging into the prog-rock bin lately. The loosely Chicago-based trio has always had grand ambition, dissolving and rebuilding the darker sounds of ambient, noise and metal on its own and in several collaborations (Mammifer, Christoph Heeman and Horseback among them). Return to Annihilation continues in that vein, but is far more rhythmic, hypnotic and Popol Vuh-lic.

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Music
9:33 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Bonjour Louisiane, May 31

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
9:16 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Old Gold, May 30

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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The Two-Way
9:08 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Huge Asteroid Makes Its Closest Pass To Earth Today

Radar images of asteroid 1998 QE2, taken when the cosmic traveler was about 3.75 million miles from Earth, revealed that the asteroid, with a 1.7-mile diameter, has a moon or satellite revolving around it.
NASA/JPL-Caltech/GSSR

Originally published on Fri May 31, 2013 10:29 am

An asteroid nine times the size of a cruise ship is dropping by Earth on Friday, and it's not coming alone. Asteroid 1998 QE2 will be about 3.6 million miles from our planet at its closest approach. And its proximity has already given scientists a surprise: It has its own moon, measured at about 2,000 feet wide.

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Music
9:04 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Midnight Snack, May 31

Classics and new releases from a variety of interesting artists.

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The Two-Way
8:59 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Is This Faint Line Below The Sea Amelia Earhart's Plane?

That line below the surface might be pieces of Amelia Earhart's plane, researchers say.
TIGHAR

Originally published on Fri May 31, 2013 10:12 am

The group that's been searching for the remains of aviator Amelia Earhart and her long-lost plane has released what it calls "exciting ... frustrating ... maddening" evidence of where her Lockheed Electra might be.

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Music
8:57 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Local Produce, May 30

Johanna Divine navigates the musical landscape highlighting tunes from specific locales for each program.

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Music
8:48 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Francomix, May 30

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

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Music
8:41 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Earth Beat, May 30

Music from around the map. For over a decade now,  KRVS has devoted its Sunday evenings to World Music with this program as one of that evening's cornerstones. You can hear field recordings to contemporary hits from around the world. 

 

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