There's some disturbing news out today about a disease we don't hear about much these days: gonorrhea. Federal health officials announced that the sexually transmitted infection is getting dangerously close to being untreatable.
San Antonio native Alejandro Escovedo co-hosts the latest installment of Latin Roots, in which he discusses the Latin character of his hometown's music since the 1950s. Escovedo's prolific rock music has always had strong Latin influences as a result of the time he spent listening to his parents' records.
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!
Obama supporter Alex Lyznik of Johnston, Iowa, says he's still proud of the president, and would advise him to talk to people honestly, and admit that "everything he promised hasn't happened." Lyznik, who with his wife, Anna, came to the U.S. from Poland 28 years ago, was at the Des Moines farmers market with and his dog, Flip, a German pointer.
The Smokey Row Coffee House, across from Oskaloosa's central square, is quieter these days than it was on July 4, 2007, when throngs of the curious stopped by hoping to get a glimpse of presidential candidate Barack Obama. He's scheduled to be in Oskaloosa again next week.
Carole Comstock of Oskaloosa says she'll likely vote for Obama again, even though her dream of seeing the country unite after the 2008 election has gone unfulfilled. Comstock says she blames Congress for not giving Obama a chance to succeed.
The line at the cavernous Smokey Row Coffee House in Oskaloosa stretched out the door and down the block, so long that dozens of Iowans waiting to see presidential candidate Barack Obama had to settle for a peek through the windows.
It was July 4, 2007, heady days for Obama in the Hawkeye State, where Democratic caucusgoers would soon launch him as a legitimate national contender, and where state voters would later turn out in record numbers to help put the first-term Illinois senator into the White House.
Brian Bills, a flight operations analyst for Lockheed Martin, demonstrates the Procerus VTOL (vertical takeoff and landing) Flight System — a surveillance drone for commercial, civil and military customers — at the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International conference in Las Vegas. (Watch a demo video.)
Wrapping up this week's worth of MEDICINE BALL CARAVAN broadcasts (11am-noon Central Standard on 88.7FM locally orwww.krvs.org) with the newest by Redd Kross, Patti Smith, Wild Flag, Lee Renaldo w/ J. Mascis, The Step Kids, Fights and imagineIAM. Also: classics by The Damned, Throbbing Gristle, Pink Floyd and solo Syd Barrett.