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PRESIDENTIAL HERITAGES—AND CROWDS

INFLATED ESTIMATES of crowd sizes are continuing talking points these days. In countering such alternative facts, I offer here several non-crowd scenes that have presidential associations ranging from James Madison through John F. 803 more words

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NPR's interview with Colorado River author misses an important angle: The effort to save Lake Mead

National Public Radio has some of the best interviewing talent in American journalism, and there’s none better than Terry Gross, whose Peabody Award-winning weekday program, “Fresh Air,” has consistently delivered provocative and fascinating interview sessions. 495 more words

Tenderness

We can feel tenderness for someone in our lives, treating them with gentle care. We can also have a physical or psychological tenderness within ourselves that is quietly painful when probed. 679 more words

Meditations On Bach's Goldberg Variations

The New Pornographers here Oct. 5

Tickets go on sale April 13 for The New Pornographers, performing Oct. 5 at O’Brians Event Centre.

The band’s new album Whiteout Conditions is the first release on its own label, Collected Works Records. 47 more words

Local Arts

'Missing Richard Simmons' And The Nature Of Being Known

Great read from NPR about the Richard Simmons podcast that took fire — and came to an abrupt end — over the last few months.

Max Braun

Turning Right on Sesame Street

There’s a lot in the news lately other than the latest federal budget proposals, and of course there’s plenty further news within that proposed $3.6 trillion of spending that’s currently up for debate, but somehow the relatively mere pittance of $454 million per annum for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting is once again getting column inches and air time. 683 more words

Politics

The Foxfire Book Series That Preserved Appalachian Foodways : The Salt : NPR

Foxfire started as a class project at a Georgia high school in the ’60s, but soon became a magazine, then a book, and even a way of teaching about the region’s simple, self-sustaining way of life. 12 more words

Books & Reading