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

March 30, 2015 | NPR · For a decade, Venezuela offered cheap oil at favorable rates to 13 neighbors, including Cuba. But tumbling oil prices have hit Venezuela’s economy hard, forcing it to trim those subsidies.
 

AP
March 30, 2015 | NPR · The Bahia Emerald has been hotly contested for years. A judge in California has decided to continue with a trial about its ownership even though Brazil says it was illegally exported.
 

March 30, 2015 | NPR · The measure could make it harder for states using made-to-order execution drugs to buy them. The American Pharmacists Association voted on the policy at its annual meeting.
 

Arts & Life

Courtesy of Michael Soi
March 30, 2015 | NPR · Kenya will participate in the Venice Biennale, the prestigious art show that opens on May 9. But only two of the artists representing Kenya will be Kenyan. Most aren’t even African — they’re Chinese.
 

March 30, 2015 | NET · More than a dozen federal agencies play a part in keeping food from making Americans sick. Critics say the system has gaps, and we’d all be safer if federal food safety efforts were under one roof.
 

Courtesy of Liveright
March 30, 2015 | NPR · Clive James was diagnosed with leukemia a few years ago. “There is a grief in all poetry,” he writes in his latest book of essays. “Poetry holds itself together, and eventually we ourselves do not.”
 

Music

March 30, 2015 | NPR · NPR music critic Will Hermes reviews an album that contains the best storytelling he’s heard in a long time. It’s the debut album from Courtney Barnett.
 

March 30, 2015 | NPR · Fresh Air jazz critic Kevin Whitehead says that Art Pepper played like he was making up for lost time.
 

Mountain Stage
March 30, 2015 | NPR · Delving into exploratory jams, the band plays songs from its new album live in West Virginia.
 

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