Over a long and sometimes troubled career with bands like Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co., Jason Molina’s songs made pain tangible and less terrifying.

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Nataly Dawn stopped by the morning music mix today with Vicky. You can listen after the jump…

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Here’s an update from KRCC about what’s going on at the public radio bunkhouse. We’re launching a new, locally produced program. We’re also building a remote studio at Ivywild, and we’re inviting you to come and see it!

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Friday’s major meteor strike is the third such incident to hit Russia in just over a century. Coincidence?

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Airing tonight on KRCC. Look for more of what President Obama exhibited three weeks ago at his inaugural address: a challenge to Congressional Republicans, and a focus on the economy, immigration, gun control and climate change.

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Citing his age (85) and diminished strength, the pontiff plans to step down effective Feb. 28. It’s likely that a conclave to elect a new pope will be held by mid-March. A pope hasn’t stepped down this way since 1415.

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The Australian singer and writer assembles a string of slow-burning ballads that seethe and surprise, punctuated by Warren Ellis’ gorgeous strings and bits of Cave’s own grabby, pervy innuendo.

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In a world of increased virtual connections, are we missing something? Weekend Edition Sunday is exploring a few of the places where technology can actually drive us apart and make real intimacy tough: in our romantic relationships, with our kids, even in the workplace.

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From Pennsylvania and New Jersey north through New York State and into New England, blizzard and storm warnings are up. By the time the storm is over on Saturday, some places may have 3 feet of new snow.

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The decision has been long anticipated. The Postal Service continues to lose billions of dollars a year and is looking for ways to cut costs. Eliminating Saturday delivery of first-class mail (but not packages) might save it about $2 billion annually.

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Making a candy dispenser head that looks just like you is pretty cool in its own right. But some people are taking 3-D printers much further, using the new technology to spit out actual food, like chocolate — and maybe one day, raw meat.

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Our latest weekly mix includes songs from some of the year’s most anticipated new albums, including the long-awaited My Bloody Valentine record, and an epic electronic jam from The Knife. We’ve also got new music from Four Tet, Cloud Cult, Malian kora player Ballake Sissoko and more!

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Jonathan Goldstein from the program WireTap is on campus for Cornerstone Arts Week, speaking on a panel called God, That’s Funny!: Religion, Humor, Politics and Identity. The panel includes Jonathan Goldstein, Firoozeh Dumas and Steven Hayward, all writers from diverse religious and cultural background who use humor to address potentially divisive subjects. [...]

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My Bloody Valentine releases a new album. More here.

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Here’s a fun video directed by Colorado College students Kenyon McFarlane, Elise Burchard, Katelyn Zieff and McKenzie Ross about legalizing access to the Manitou Incline. The short piece comes from work in Dylan Nelson’s Intro to Filmmaking class at Colorado College.

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I wanted to share with you that we’ve added Bob Edwards Weekend to our HD2 online channel.  The program will air at 9am on Saturdays and Sundays.

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Monday, February 4, 4:30 – 6:30pm Cross-Currents Film Series presents: The Infidel Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Art Center Film Screening Room Free and open to the public Mahmud is a loving husband, doting father and an admittedly “relaxed” Muslim: a normal guy living an everyday life.  That is until a chance discovery turns his [...]

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Dear Friends,

We’ve been doing research on programs at KRCC; we’ve also been testing a few shows for the past year or so.  We have some exciting changes to announce affecting our weekend line-up.

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Sea Wolf perform tonight at the Black Sheep in Colorado Springs.  We Are Not A Glum Lot and The Donys the Amys open for the performance.  They stopped by KRCC today to chat with Jeff Bieri.  Click the play button to have a listen:

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What We Do!
Listener-supported KRCC is proud to be part of the Ivywild School Project, new home to Bristol Brewery, the Old School Bakery, gardens, art, and more! We’ve brought you Meadowgrass, the World Music Series and Blues Under the Bridge. The Ivywild event space will give KRCC the venue we [...]

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Join NPR online and on many member stations for the latest developments in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

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Dear Friends,

Thank you for a wonderful Winter Membership Campaign! You truly honor us with your support. We’re nearing the half-way point in our goal of $200,000, thanks to your generosity. And, as promised, we will end the membership drive on Sunday at 6pm. However, that doesn’t mean it’s too late to give to KRCC. [...]

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Grant Sabin and drummer Alex Koshak dropped by KRCC on the 4th of December to debut a few tracks from Grant’s upcoming release Anthromusicology on Blank Tape Records. The Grant Sabin Band will have a CD release show on the 14th of December, 2012, at Stargazers Theatre. Doors open at 7pm and show starts [...]

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May 3, 2015 | NPR · The officer, 25-year-old Brian Moore, was shot in the head after stopping the assailant, who was “adjusting an object in his waistband,” New York Police say.
 

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May 3, 2015 | NPR · Photographer Alex Potter arrived in Yemen in 2012 as it was going through an uprising, part of the broader Arab upheaval. Since then, she’s grown deeply attached, even as it has fallen into chaos.
 

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May 3, 2015 | NPR · A series of small operations in a single day managed to pick up the refugees fleeing North Africa in smugglers’ boats in hopes of reaching Europe.
 

Arts & Life

May 3, 2015 | NPR · Each word provided is an anagram of something you might see in a kitchen. For example, “skin” is an anagram of “sink.”
 

May 3, 2015 | NPR · Orson Welles, born 100 years ago this week, is well-known for breaking new ground in theater and film. But, as author Colin Fleming tells NPR’s Rachel Martin, he also did significant work in radio.
 

May 3, 2015 | NPR · Have you ever stared at a piece of art and thought, I just don’t get it? Artist Grayson Perry gives NPR’s Rachel Martin the answers to questions about art that some are too embarrassed to ask.
 

Music

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May 3, 2015 | NPR · The singer and pianist went from busking on the streets of Paris to eliciting Nina Simone comparisons and headlining sold-out shows, but he says he’s just lucky to be able to express himself.
 

Courtesy of the artist
May 3, 2015 | NPR · “Boy, the truth of that song really came out,” says the 71-year-old soul artist and former lead singer of The Persuasions. He spent three months in a hospital due to an infected esophagus.
 

Courtesy of HBO
May 3, 2015 | NPR · “The idea was not to tear him down, nor was it to put him on a pedestal,” says director Brett Morgen. Instead, executive producer Frances Bean Cobain told Morgen to “make it honest.”
 

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