The Two-Way
12:02 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Drought's Still Deep In Nation's Midsection

The week of Aug. 21.
National Drought Mitigation Center

Originally published on Thu August 23, 2012 2:04 pm

Though there were "a few notable improvements" in places such as Indiana, where beneficial rains fell, the deep drought that has dug in across much of the nation's midsection continued in the past week, according to the statisticians at the National Drought Mitigation Center.

Their maps from the past three weeks tell the story.

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KRVS Local
12:00 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Apres Midi August 22: Christine Balfa Teaches "Petites Voices" at the ASO Conservatory of Music

Interview with musician Christine Balfa about her class "Petites Voices" for children at the ASO Conservatory of Music. The class teaches French through music

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Author Interviews
11:57 am
Thu August 23, 2012

Paul Auster Meditates On Life, Death And Near Misses

Paul Auster is the author of fiction including The New York Trilogy and In the Country of Last Things.
Lotte Hansen Picador

Originally published on Thu August 23, 2012 2:28 pm

Paul Auster doesn't take living for granted. At 65, the author has had several "near misses," from sliding face-first into a jutting nail as a child to a traumatic car accident that almost killed him, his wife and his daughter.

Auster's new memoir, Winter Journal, is a series of meditations on his life, aging and mortality — including his mother's death.

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The Two-Way
11:55 am
Thu August 23, 2012

One Poll Finds Zero Percent Of Blacks Support Romney

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney addresses the NAACP annual convention in Houston, Texas in July.
Nicholas Kamm AFP/Getty Images

Over at The Washington Post, Jonathan Capehart writes that few poll numbers "make me gasp."

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KRVS Local
11:51 am
Thu August 23, 2012

Apres Midi August 21: Cooper Helm directs "Buried Child" at Cite

Interview with Cooper Helm about directing Sam Shepherd's play "Buried Child"

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Music
11:43 am
Thu August 23, 2012

The Flip Side, August 20

Soul and R&B hits and grooves from way back and today.

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Music
11:34 am
Thu August 23, 2012

The Exchange, August 21: Eric Adcock

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

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Music
11:24 am
Thu August 23, 2012

Terminal Addiction, August 21

Classic and contemporary hard core punk and oi!

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Music
11:06 am
Thu August 23, 2012

Stirrin' It Up, August 18

Acclaimed Louisiana Chef John Folse shares Louisiana's culinary and cultural legacy in this fun and informative down-home visit.

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Monkey See
11:00 am
Thu August 23, 2012

Rovers Are From Mars: How Curiosity Is Killing It On Twitter

This artist's rendering provided by NASA shows the Mars Rover, Curiosity.
AP

Twitter wasn't built to give voice to Curiosity, the rover currently exploring Mars, but it's awfully well-suited for the purpose.

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