One of the most pervasive notions of American cultural identity is that of the Old West and the myth of the cowboy. This month we stick a magnifying glass up to those notions to see where they originate, and where they continue to resonate.

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Officials say one of the main landing gear collapsed on a small commercial plane after arriving at Denver International Airport, but none of the 11 passengers and crew was hurt…and, the runoff election for Colorado Springs’ new strong mayor is today. KRCC’s Tristan Dickison hit the streets to find out if people are voting, […]

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Reuters
August 23, 2016 | NPR · According to a new study, the nation’s first soda tax succeeded in cutting consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages. But there’s uncertainty about whether the effect will be permanent.
 

Radiology
August 23, 2016 | NPR · Babies born with small heads are “just the tip of the iceberg” of what Zika does to a fetus’s brain, says Dr. Deborah Levine, a contributor to a new study.
 

KYW Newsradio
August 23, 2016 | NPR · The GOP vice presidential candidate dropped into a Pennsylvania barbershop to get a haircut Thursday. The barber wasn’t quite sure who he was.
 

Arts & Life

August 23, 2016 | NPR · Lawrence Wright’s new book collects his essays for The New Yorker on the growth of terrorism in the Middle East, from the Sept. 11 attacks to the recent beheadings of journalists and aid workers.
 

Getty Images
August 23, 2016 | FA · Biographer Marc Fisher says Donald Trump has lived a “strikingly solitary life given how public he is.” Fisher and his Washington Post colleague Michael Kranish are the authors of Trump Revealed.
 

The Kobal Collection
August 23, 2016 | NPR · The Fire Still (Side)Burns: Jackman recently took to social media to shave off the distinctive facial hair he sported for the role of Wolverine. Those mutton chops are not handling the breakup well.
 

Music

WXPN
August 23, 2016 | WXPN · The Toronto improvisational band is known for collaborations with Ghostface Killah and Tyler, the Creator. Watch a video of “Speaking Gently.”
 

August 23, 2016 | FA · The singer-songwriter began performing at age 14 in a band with her sisters and her father. Critic Ken Tucker says the songs on Loveless’ latest solo album, Real, have a “tough edge.”
 

Mountain Stage
August 23, 2016 | NPR · Fulks continues to explore the subversive side of bluegrass and country on his latest album, Upland Stories. Hear him perform live in Lexington, Ky.
 

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