In this week’s episode of The Middle Distance, Kathryn Eastburn commemorates the 5th anniversary of her son’s death in the wake a summer of difficult news.

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In this week’s episode of The Middle Distance, Kathryn Eastburn’s 100th column for KRCC’s The Big Something, she looks at a new book that examines the long term physical and psychic costs of Rocky Flats.

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In this week’s episode of The Middle Distance, Kathryn Eastburn recalls the joys and dangers inherent in the summertime of her youth.

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In this week’s episode of The Middle Distance, Kathryn Eastburn finds more than smoke in the fire.

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In this week’s episode of The Middle Distance, Kathryn Eastburn takes us inside the pages of a near future that looks a lot like the smoldering West outside our windows.

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In this week’s episode of The Middle Distance, Kathryn Eastburn dispels some common myths about southern cooking.

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In this week’s episode of The Middle Distance, Kathryn Eastburn returns to her mother’s home in Galveston and the far side of change.

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In this week’s episode of The Middle Distance, Kathryn Eastburn continues her summer road trip home to Memphis and through the south.

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The Middle Distance 6.1.12: Watch Your Aroundness

The day I left Colorado Springs for a 3,000-mile road trip, May 26, the radio announcer said there were some 30 million Americans on the road this Memorial Day weekend. Few of them, it seemed, shared the highway with me across the dusty, wind-swept plains of eastern [...]

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In this week’s episode of The Middle Distance, Kathryn Eastburn peers into the darkness of memory at the center of the eclipse.

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In this episode of The Middle Distance, Kathryn Eastburn peers into the mirror of a fickle celebrity culture.

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In this week’s episode of The Middle Distance, Kathryn Eastburn writes to her late son Teddy for Mother’s Day.

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In this week’s episode of The Middle Distance, Kathryn Eastburn drives backwards down memory lane.

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In this episode of the Middle Distance, Kathryn Eastburn explores the stuff that exists above the dirt and below cuisine.

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In this week’s episode of the The Middle Distance, Kathryn Eastburn looks up from the ground in which she finds her roots.

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In this episode of The Middle Distance, Kathryn Eastburn compares the horrors of newspaper headlines then and now.

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In this week’s episode of The Middle Distance, Kathryn Eastburn looks into the darkness and light of Easter week.

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In this episode of The Middle Distance, Kathryn Eastburn looks at the “mental health madness” facing young adults in America.

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In this episode of The Middle Distance, Kathryn Eastburn plucks a lemon from the memory tree.

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In this episode of The Middle Distance, Kathryn Eastburn tries to get herself back to the garden.

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In this episode of The Middle Distance, Kathryn Eastburn contemplates the joys of a rare Spring cleaning indulgence.

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In this episode of The Middle Distance, Kathryn Eastburn pulls the curtain back on hospital room memories.

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In this week’s episode of The Middle Distance, Kathryn Eastburn regrets the phrase “Sweet Old Lady”.

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September 2, 2014 | NPR · Homes with dirt floors can make people sick. Replacing them with concrete floors helps cut risks but isn’t always affordable. A new project in Rwanda relies on a low-cost alternative.
 

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September 2, 2014 | NPR · The Islamist militant group had threatened to kill Steven Sotloff if the U.S. continued to conduct airstrikes in Iraq. Sotloff’s mother released a video last week pleading for the release of her son.
 

September 2, 2014 | NPR · The FBI and Apple are looking into how private photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities were stolen, an incident that raises new questions about storing personal data online.
 

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September 2, 2014 | NPR · Growing up, I knew two kinds of apples: red and green. Then I started dating an apple enthusiast and discovered we are in the midst of a rare apple renaissance.
 

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September 2, 2014 | NPR · Also: the man who dug through John Updike’s trash; a new biography of Robin Williams.
 

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September 2, 2014 | NPR · Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy comes to an end with Acceptance; reviewer Jason Sheehan says it’s a maddening, fascinating read that will stay with you long after you finish the last page.
 

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September 2, 2014 | NPR · The instrumental hip-hop band’s third record is their first of completely original material.
 

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September 2, 2014 | NPR · “The music that I make can be related to anybody all over the world,” Sinkane’s Ahmed Gallab says of his uprooted life, which informs a masterful blend of R&B, shoegaze, African and country music.
 

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September 2, 2014 | WXPN · Chicago folk artist Crow Moses is a veteran of sorts in his city’s music scene, but the name might not be familiar.
 

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