KRCC News freelancer Michelle Mercer was featured on NPR’s All Things Considered yesterday, profiling bluegrass and bluegrass festivals here in Colorado. In case you missed it, or want to hear it again, click here to listen online. Bravo, Michelle!

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KRCC presents The 5th ANNUAL BLUES UNDER THE BRIDGE FESTIVAL, featuring the Holmes Brothers, Otis Taylor, Big Sandy and his Fly Rite Boys, Eden Brent, and more…

Location: Under the Colorado Avenue Bridge, Colorado Springs, CO ( map )

Tickets: KRCC member discount tickets $20 at [...]

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KRCC’s Delvin Neugebauer reviews new releases from Amor de Días, Daedelus, Hunx and His Punx, My Morning Jacket, Thurston Moore, Sloan and Wild Hares. All the albums reviewed are recent additions to KRCC’s music library. Tune in to any of the Music Mix programs on KRCC to hear selections from these new releases.

Amor de [...]

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From NPR’s News Blog:

Turning 40 is a good thing when it’s a news program you’re talking about. It’s a sure sign you must be doing a lot of things right. Read more at NPR.org.

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NPR is reporting that Osama bin Laden has been killed.

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Nine years ago today, KRCC’s Operations Manager, Jocelyn Sandberg, was murdered near KRCC’s building in downtown Colorado Springs. She was a powerful force at KRCC and in the community, and we miss her. A memorial website for Jocelyn still exists at www.zyrcster.com if you would like to spend a moment today thinking about Jocelyn [...]

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Bruce: indicted.

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The Gazette reports “Anti-tax crusader Bruce indicted for tax evasion.” Follow this link for more.

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First Listen: Low, ‘C’mon’ April 3, 2011 | NPR · C’mon is lush and beautiful in its simplicity, just like the Low that fans love. Whatever happened between 2007′s Drums and Guns and C’mon, the effect is brighter, more hopeful, more conversational. Hear the new album [...]

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NPR’s All Songs Considered has this look and listen to a remake of Pink Floyd’s iconic ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ album, using an old Nintendo sound chip.

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If James O’Keefe is staging guerrilla theater to expose hypocrisy and hate, a la Sasha Baron Cohen of Borat fame, maybe that’s no big deal. But O’Keefe claims to be acting in the tradition of undercover investigative muckrakers. Bob asks James O’Keefe about misleading editing, distorted quotes, and how much untruth he is entitled [...]

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Read Steve Inskeep’s opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal.

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NPR Ombudsman Alicia Shepard spoke to Rocky Mountain Community Radio member station KSUT earlier today about NPR’s woes, CPB funding and the recent passage of a bill to defund NPR.

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If you truncate the actual number pi, you wind up with 3.14. It makes sense then, that today is Pi Day. NPR celebrates the “Pies of March” with this story.

Kitchen Window: Celebrating the Pies of March

March 8, 2011 | NPR · When you think of food-focused holidays in March, St. Patrick’s [...]

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Nuclear Fears Emerge After Quake, Tsunami In Japan March 11, 2011 | NPR · Safety concerns loomed at two neighboring nuclear power plants after a giant tsunami driven by one of the largest earthquakes on record swamped northern Japan’s eastern coast Friday, leaving massive destruction in [...]

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Robert Belfour – Breaking My Heart from PPLD TV on Vimeo.

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Sunday March 13th – 7:30pm

KRCC and the Black Rose Acoustic Society present Mike Marshall, Darol Anger, and Väsen

Location: Armstrong Hall, Colorado College Campus, Colorado Springs, CO
Tickets KRCC member discount tickets available for $15 at the KRCC Studios. Black Rose Acoustic Society member discounts through Black Rose Acoustic [...]

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Funding Battle Puts Public Radio, TV On The Defense March 3, 2011 | NPR · Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO), the author of the bill that would eliminate the funding, says the Corporation for Public Broadcasting no longer needs to be subsidized. But such a move could [...]

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KRCC Operations Manager and weekday afternoon host Mike Procell had been wondering about the etymology of the phrase “pony up.” The Word Detective describes the origin of the phrase as relating to the small horse, and in the late 1700s, specifically as a small amount of money. In question and answer format, [...]

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Nine candidates for Colorado Springs’ new Strong Mayor position speak tonight.  KOAA Channel 5 is hosting and airing the forum starting at 7 p.m..  You can learn more at Channel 5′s website.

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News

MPR News
October 24, 2014 | MPR · If you live in Rochester, Minn., you’ll get used to seeing wheelchairs left in odd places. The city is home to the Mayo Clinic, after all. But some of those wheelchairs venture far afield indeed.
 

NPR
October 24, 2014 | NPR · New research suggests that curiosity triggers chemical changes in the brain that help us better understand and retain information.
 

Shenandoah Brettell
October 24, 2014 | NPR · Many Americans are not scared to reuse old clothes for new Halloween costumes.
 

Arts & Life

Bill Franzen
October 24, 2014 | NPR · Earning honors for fiction, nonfiction and young children’s literature, respectively, the writers are the first to win the award. Also: The Bronx’s bookstore returns, while the U.K. shows off doodles.
 

Other Press
October 24, 2014 | NPR · Reporter Giuseppe di Piazza’s debut novel, The Four Corners of Palermo, follows an unnamed young reporter during the brutal early days of the mafia’s conflict with the Italian government in the 1980s.
 

Thomas Dunne Books
October 24, 2014 | NPR · Historian Peter Ackroyd’s new book surveys the history of England from the end of the Tudor era to the Glorious Revolution of 1688 — almost a century of war, debate and transformation.
 

Music

Tinnitus Photography
October 24, 2014 | NPR · Our recurring puzzler for careful listeners, this week featuring a selection of handpicked fills from Sleater-Kinney drummer Janet Weiss. Hear the drum fill (or intro) and match it to the song.
 

Courtesy of the artist
October 24, 2014 | NPR · Recorded with Liz Harris’ voice, a piano and not much else, Ruins achieves striking intimacy, its emotional heft commanding attention throughout.
 

October 24, 2014 | NPR · NPR TV critic Eric Deggans looks at the new documentary, Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown, featuring rare and never-before-seen footage. The film premieres on HBO Monday.
 

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