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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News

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May 6, 2016 | NPR · When children view their abilities as something they can change over time, they’re more apt to deal well with challenges, researchers say. And what parents say can help or hurt.
 

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May 6, 2016 | NPR · The fires near Fort McMurray, Alberta, have been burning all week, and responders are still far from containing them. Take a look at how the emergency has unfolded.
 

May 6, 2016 | NPR · Some 50,000 pounds of tubers were scattered across hundreds of yards of highway in Charlotte, blocking the road for hours and setting off a mashup of potato-related puns.
 

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May 6, 2016 | NPR · Neil Leifer is behind some of the defining sports images of the last 60 years. In his book Relentless, he describes the special mix of luck and skill that helped him capture those memorable moments.
 

May 6, 2016 | NPR · Red light, green light! Every answer in this final round will contain one of these three words: red, yellow or green.
 

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May 6, 2016 | NPR · Rose McGowan rekindles her witchcraft and recites spells from Charmed’s Book of Spells.
 

Music

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May 6, 2016 | WXPN · The lifelong Californian’s move to Nashville inspired a new album, The Narrows. Hear the conversation and performance.
 

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May 6, 2016 | NPR · The band’s ninth album, the title of which is still unannounced, will come out on Sunday. The band also released a new song, “Daydreaming,” with a video directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.
 

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May 6, 2016 | NPR · When you hear Monika, life feels good: The Greek singer’s performances and presence are simply winning. Watch her perform four songs from Secret In The Dark at the NPR Music offices.
 

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