Music
2:46 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

The Exchange, November 27

Folk and roots music, and live performances and interviews with local musicians.

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Author Interviews
2:45 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

'The Last Refuge': Yemen, Al-Qaida And The U.S.

W.W. Norton & Co.

Originally published on Tue November 27, 2012 2:47 pm

In December 2009, a would-be terrorist boarded a plane for Detroit with a bomb in his underwear. While the explosive failed to properly ignite and the man was arrested upon landing, the ensuing investigation revealed the bomb in question had been made by al-Qaida leaders in Yemen.

This attempted act of terrorism heralded both the small Arabian country's re-emergence into the international consciousness as a refuge for al-Qaida and the ascendance of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), developments that have grown only more pronounced since.

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Music
2:41 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Medicine Ball Caravan, November 27

THE MEDICINE BALL CARAVAN airs this morning (11am-noon Central Standard on 88.7FM locally or www.krvs.org) with the latest releases by Paul Thorn, Wanda Jackson, Gary Clark Jr., Ben Harper, Jeff Lynne, Jag and Research Turtles. Also: Ollabelle, Mercy Brothers, vintage Fleetwood Mac, Buffalo Springfield and Bas Clas.

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Music
2:41 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Medicine Ball Caravan, November 27

THE MEDICINE BALL CARAVAN airs this morning (11am-noon Central Standard on 88.7FM locally or www.krvs.org) with the latest releases by Paul Thorn, Wanda Jackson, Gary Clark Jr., Ben Harper, Jeff Lynne, Jag and Research Turtles. Also: Ollabelle, Mercy Brothers, vintage Fleetwood Mac, Buffalo Springfield and Bas Clas.

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Music
2:30 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Bonjour Louisiane, November 27

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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The Two-Way
2:24 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Servicewomen, ACLU Sue Pentagon Over Combat Exclusion

Cap. Zoe Bedell, one of the plaintiffs.
ACLU

Four servicewomen along with the American Civil Liberties Union are suing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta over the military's policy to exclude women from combat. The policy, says the ACLU, is unconstitutional.

US News reports:

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Music
2:16 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Terminal Addiction, November 27

Classic and contemporary hard core punk and oi!

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The Two-Way
2:12 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Powerball Jackpot Is $500 Million; Now Will You Buy A Chance?

A ticket and a dream.
Saul Loeb AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue November 27, 2012 6:23 pm

We know there's only a 1 in 175 million chance of winning. Even then, you might have to share the prize.

But with Wednesday's Powerball jackpot now estimated to be $500 million (a record for that lottery), we wonder: Are Two-Way readers playing?

Yes, it is kind of silly to think that just because the jackpot has hit half a billion dollars it makes a lot more sense to buy a chance now than it did when you would "only" win $40 million.

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Music
2:12 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Rock Japan, November 26

Exploration of the new, old and experimental music of the Island nation, and how they rock the world from dusk to the rising sun.

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Around the Nation
1:34 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Kennedy Center's New Organ No Longer A Pipe Dream

After years of waiting, the Kennedy Center has a new symphonic organ replacing its old Filene organ. The $2 million project will culminate in the organ's debut on Nov. 27. William Neil (left), the National Symphony Orchestra organist, speaks with NSO Assistant Conductor Ankush Kumar Bahl (center) during the organ's test with the orchestra on Oct. 18.
Kainaz Amaria NPR

Originally published on Wed November 28, 2012 8:16 am

It was almost spooky. Each night after 11 p.m., when nothing was stirring in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, two men would enter. One would sit at the organ, playing a key or series of keys, and the other would crawl around inside the organ pipes, 40 feet off the floor. The process went on for months.

It was the all but final phase of installing a new organ for the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. And on Nov. 27, the organ makes its formal debut.

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