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SunSounds of Arizona is a reading service for the blind. I have had the good fortune to create two entertainment programs for SunSounds, the first of which was in the early years, called STUFF and SUCH  and eventually simply, STUFF. 345 more words


NPR: Jason Johnson on President Obama at the Dallas Police Memorial

On Morning Edition on National Public Radio, The Root Politics Editor Jason Johnson discussed President Obama’s remarks at a memorial service for 5 fallen officers slain in Dallas. 95 more words

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Polly Mann | The Saudi Arabia Coalition at War in Yemen: Who Are the Terrorists?

… on May 31, 2016, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon added the Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting in Yemen to its blacklist of states and armed groups for killing and maiming children, violating children’s rights during conflict. 695 more words

Military Madness

Goodbye from Lake Wobegon

I had my calendar all set, with our first mid-July Hollywood Bowl concert scheduled with more to follow, when my cousin called to say that she and her husband would enjoy visiting from the Bay Area and would we like to join them for an Independence Day holiday concert? 448 more words

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NPR Photographer David Gilkey Killed in Afghanistan

Photographer and his interpreter killed when their vehicle was struck by shellfire

NPR photographer David Gilkey at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan, on May 29. Mr. Gilkey was killed Sunday while on assignment in Afghanistan. 701 more words

NPR journalist David Gilkey, translator killed on assignment

WASHINGTON (AP) — David Gilkey, a veteran news photographer and video editor for National Public Radio, and an Afghan translator, Zabihullah Tamanna, were killed while on assignment in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, a network spokeswoman said. 625 more words


Still; life?

Two journalists covering the mire in Afghanistan have been killed in a shelling attack. Their US National Public Radio colleague, Ali Shapiro, described photo-journalist David Gilkey as having “a slow, gentle energy”. 87 more words