It’s that time of year again: when we ask those of you who enjoy the great programming, news, music and all the great local content we’ve been unearthing on The Big Something to join our community. Yes, it’s an unusual way of going about things—to give away all this amazing (and expensive!) content and then pass the hat and say, “Hey, would you please join our community and help support this grand and worthwhile effort that helps us all connect to make this a better place to live?” It’s kind of hard to believe that only 1 in 10 people who enjoy these free offerings is actually a member. Imagine how much more we could do if 2 out of 10 of you would join!

As a bonus thanks to those of you who join online, we’re offering a special six-song mix of music we recorded here at KRCC in the studio or at one our many fabulous concerts over the past six months. In it, you will find songs by Great Lake Swimmers, Diane Cluck, Lo-Fi Cowboys, Lukas Nelson, Edith Makes a Paperchain and Alexandra Hope. You’ll find the link to download the songs as a .zip file link on the Thank You page once you’ve joined or renewed by clicking here:

Thanks for being part of our community!

 

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July 23, 2014 | NPR · In the digital age, our online accounts don’t die with us. A proposed law might determine what does happen to them. But the tech industry warns the measure could threaten the privacy of the deceased.
 

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July 23, 2014 | NPR · In an interview with NPR, the White House’s Tony Blinken endorsed Israel’s demand that before this conflict ends, Gaza must be demilitarized. That’s a demand Hamas is unlikely to agree to.
 

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July 23, 2014 | NPR · In its first national day of mourning in more than half a century, the Netherlands will come to a standstill as two planes carrying the remains of some victims land in Eindhoven.
 

Arts & Life

July 23, 2014 | NPR · Also: a new short story by Zadie Smith; mermaid mythology.
 

July 23, 2014 | NPR · Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare’s effervescent comic about a flight-suited future teenager is now out in a paperback collection. Reviewer Etelka Lehoczky calls it “a high-spirited, often funny ride.”
 

July 22, 2014 | NPR · Alan Cheuse reviews Angels Make Their Hope Here, by Breena Clarke.
 

Music

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July 23, 2014 | NPR · The ocean serene, the sharks below: That’s the contrast of noise and melody the Danish duo The Raveonettes do so well. Watch this lyric video for “Killer In The Streets” from their new album Pe’ahi.
 

July 23, 2014 | NPR · All Songs Considered features “The Voyager,” the new album from Jenny Lewis, a singer known for complicated, emotional lyrics and vivid storytelling. It’s part of NPR Music’s “First Listen” series.
 

July 22, 2014 | NPR · On a visit to a Washington Nationals game, Robert Siegel was struck by the singer of the national anthem — by his baritone and his apt name: D.C. Washington. So, he invited Washington to the studio.
 

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