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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March 30, 2015 | NPR · In a strongly worded essay in The New England Journal of Medicine, the philanthropist calls for a global system to respond to future medical emergencies. We ask experienced Ebola hands to weigh in.
 

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March 30, 2015 | NPR · For this week’s Sandwich Monday, we introduce our non-Jewish colleagues to the wonders of the Passover lunch. Manischewitz rules this meal.
 

March 30, 2015 | NPR · A car that was intercepted near the security gate of the National Security Agency’s headquarters at Fort Meade, Md., was fired upon Monday morning, killing one suspect and injuring another.
 

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March 30, 2015 | NPR · For this week’s Sandwich Monday, we introduce our non-Jewish colleagues to the wonders of the Passover lunch. Manischewitz rules this meal.
 

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March 30, 2015 | NPR · South African comedian Trevor Noah was announced Monday as the next host of The Daily Show. It might not be the most obvious pick, but why make the most obvious pick?
 

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March 30, 2015 | NPR · Comedy Central President Michele Ganeless says that Trevor Noah “has a huge international following and is poised to explode here in America.”
 

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March 30, 2015 | bandwidth · This Underground Resistance cover delivers a message of empowerment to women in four languages.
 

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March 30, 2015 | KEXP · After bonding over their shared love of Elliott Smith, the two began covering some of his songs.
 

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March 30, 2015 | NPR · Jean Grae is a rapper, a singer, a writer, a comedian and an actress. She doesn’t run out of ideas. Her most recent album is called That’s Not How You Do That: An Instructional Album For Adults.
 

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