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

NPR
April 23, 2014 | NPR · One Tulsa, Okla., nonprofit believes that improving poor kids’ prospects also requires preparing their parents for well-paying jobs. The program’s director says managing both is a tough nut to crack.
 

AP
April 23, 2014 | NPR · As Western leaders craft another round of sanctions to counter the Russian president’s moves in Crimea, they might do well to consult a grandmaster at chess — Russia’s national pastime.
 

AP
April 23, 2014 | NPR · Amazon, Google, Microsoft and others are competing to be the main landlords of the cloud. Their terms and prices could control who gets to build what on the Internet, and for how much.
 

Arts & Life

AP
April 23, 2014 | NPR · Shakespeare’s Globe Theater aims to take the Bard’s iconic play to every country in the world. They’ll perform everywhere from prestigious theaters to Pacific island beaches.
 

April 22, 2014 | NPR · Alan Cheuse reviews the novel In Praise of Hatred, by Khaled Khalifa. The book, which was recently translated to English, features a young Muslim girl in 1980s Syria.
 

Comedy Central
April 22, 2014 | NPR · NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says Amy Schumer stands out by using her own sex appeal to challenge double standards about women — and, of course, she’s funny.
 

Music

Mountain Stage
April 22, 2014 | NPR · The decorated Americana musician returns to Mountain Stage to play songs from his upcoming album, Single Mothers.
 

April 22, 2014 | NPR · Caetano Veloso has been making music for over 40 years, and he’s among the best known singers in his native Brazil. Veloso’s new album, Abracaco, is one of the most engaging in his epic career.
 

Courtesy of the artist
April 22, 2014 | NPR · In “Anonymous Club,” Courtney Barnett sings of a sweetly perfect, carefree and tech-free party. But in her new video for the song, animated by Celeste Potter, cartoon monsters are consumed by sadness.
 

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