Commentary
10:51 am
Fri April 26, 2013

'Horrific' And 'Surreal': The Words We Use To Bear Witness

Visitors paid their respects at a makeshift memorial on Boylston Street on April 20, near the scene of the Boston Marathon bombings.
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Originally published on Fri April 26, 2013 2:33 pm

Mass shootings, bus crashes, tornadoes, terrorist attacks — we've gotten adept at talking about these things. Act of God or act of man, they're all horrific. At least that was the word you kept hearing from politicians and newscasters describing the Boston bombings and the explosion at the fertilizer plant in Texas.

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The Two-Way
10:49 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Honoring Film Critic Roger Ebert — With A Conga Line

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It's not been a full month since Roger Ebert passed away, but his annual Ebertfest continued this month in Illinois with screenings, lectures and guest visits by artists.

The big hit was actress Tilda Swinton, who closed out last Friday night with this touching tribute to the longtime movie critic: a conga line.

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Music
10:45 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Midnight Snack, April 26

Classics and new releases from a variety of interesting artists.

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Music
10:42 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Francomix, April 25

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

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Music
10:37 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Earth Beat, April 25

Music from around the map. For over a decade now, KRVS has devoted it?s 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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It's All Politics
10:36 am
Fri April 26, 2013

FEC: DOMA Limits Political Donations By Gay Married Couples

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Winslow of Massachusetts wants same-sex married couples to have the same right to pool their money for political donations as other married couples. But the Federal Election Commission says the Defense of Marriage Act won't allow it. The constitutionality of DOMA is now before the Supreme Court.
Charles Krupa AP

Originally published on Fri April 26, 2013 2:46 pm

Maybe it's not your first thought after saying "I do," but federal election law gives married couples some advantages in making political contributions. The Federal Election Commission tried Thursday to make those same breaks available to couples in same-sex marriages — but commissioners said they're thwarted by the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

True, President Obama's Justice Department no longer defends DOMA, and the Supreme Court is weighing whether to get rid of it. But the FEC didn't want to get too far out in front. The vote was a reluctant 5-0.

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KRVS Local
10:28 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Apres Midi, April 25: UL Performing Arts Prof. Brady McKellar--"Slamdango: A Puppet Slam"

George & Prof. Brady McKellar

Brady McKellar, UL Professor in Performing Arts, talks about "Slamdango: A Puppet Slam" Taking Place at Theatre 810 during  Festival International 

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Music
10:15 am
Fri April 26, 2013

From the Poet's Bookshelf, April 25

Louisiana Poet Darrell Bourque reads poetry by Louisiana poets and inspired by Louisiana.

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The Two-Way
9:51 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Country Star George Jones Dies

George Jones in the late 1980s.
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Originally published on Mon November 11, 2013 11:13 am

Country superstar George Jones, known for "He Stopped Loving Her Today" and a long string of other hits, has died.

He was 81.

According to Webster & Associates, the Nashville public relations firm that represented Jones, he died Friday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was hospitalized there on April 18 for treatment of a fever and irregular blood pressure, the p.r. firm adds.

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Monkey See
9:41 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Pop Culture Happy Hour: Our Great Big Summer Movies Show

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This is the time of year when we take a deep breath and a look ahead to the long summer movie season. And this year, as Stephen is quick to point out, things look pretty dire. There's a lot of apocalyptic stuff going on, and zombies, and vampires, and even the Iron Man movie looks dark. (Don't even get us started on the fact that the Star Trek movie is actually subtitled "Into Darkness.")

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