Before you listen to, or read, “The Middle Distance” today, please listen to this brief 20 second message from Kathryn and consider becoming a member or renewing. Thanks!
Kathryn Eastburn Promo Fall 2010
[Audio clip: view full post to listen]

The Middle Distance 9.24.10: “Through the Fog”
Continue Reading

The Middle Distance, 9.17.10: “Learning Curve”
[Audio clip: view full post to listen]

When she was younger, my daughter once told her little brothers that babies are born knowing everything. All the knowledge of the world is right there in their new little brains. Then, as they get older, they forget, […]

Continue Reading

(“The Road to Our Friend’s Cabin” by cosprenk)

The Middle Distance, 9/10/10: “Heart of Gold” (Right-click or option-click to download, or click on the play button to stream)
[Audio clip: view full post to listen]

Yesterday, I saw a flash of yellow. Driving beneath the canopy of trees on Cascade Avenue […]

Continue Reading


(Ted Eastburn, Self-Portrait at age 18)

____________________________________________________________

Kathryn’s Eastburn’s The Middle Distance 8.27.10: The Light of Memory (Right-/option-click on link to download, or click the play button below to stream)
[Audio clip: view full post to listen]

I had a boyfriend in high school who changed my life. I had […]

Continue Reading

____________________________________________________________

Ted Eastburn’s life was meteoric: brilliant and swift. Always on the move, Ted illuminated the lives he touched with his boundless energy and his enormous, loving heart.

He was the only child of a single mom, Shirley, who was stricken by polio shortly after his birth. She survived by sheer will, determined […]

Continue Reading

Kathryn Eastburn’s The Middle Distance, 8.13.10: “The Things We Carry”
[Audio clip: view full post to listen]

As the Great Recession deepens and rolls on, domestic downsizing has hit the news. Last Sunday’s New York Times featured families who’ve cut back on home size, have shed their possessions, paid off debt, […]

Continue Reading

Kathryn Eastburn’s The Middle Distance 8/6/10: “Garden Boat”
[Audio clip: view full post to listen]
(Right/option-click to download or click the play button to stream)

In mid-2007, I started dreaming of water — a calm lake ringed by trees. I floated along in an aluminum boat. No motor, just a […]

Continue Reading

The Middle Distance 7.31.10: “Soap Opera Digest”
[Audio clip: view full post to listen]
(Right-click/option-click on the link to download or press the play button to stream)

When I moved, recently, and found myself without a television, I thought I had finally escaped. No longer would I arrange my days with […]

Continue Reading

Kathryn Eastburn’s The Middle Distance 7.22.10: “Blind Guide Dog”
[Audio clip: view full post to listen]
(Right-click/option-click on the link to download or press the play button to stream)

I confess, I’ve become one of you: a fanatical dog lover. My front porch is littered with chew toys and half gnawed bones. […]

Continue Reading

Kathryn Eastburn visits the ghosts of her son and nephew in this week’s “Middle Distance” titled “Ghost Story.”

Continue Reading

KRCC and The Big Something are thrilled to announce a new on-air and online column by author, journalist and long-time Colorado Springs resident Kathryn Eastburn. Eastburn was co-founder of the Colorado Springs Independent where she served as editor for nearly a decade. Her work at the Independent garnered numerous state, regional, and national journalism […]

Continue Reading

News

AP
May 26, 2016 | NPR · Please do not take selfies with the animals, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration asks. It’s pupping season, so there may be a tempting number of seals about this weekend.
 

Getty Images for EPIX
May 26, 2016 | NPR · In the film, Couric asks gun owners a question and is met with dumbstruck silence. That’s not what happened in the interview. Instead, NPR’s David Folkenflik says, it was a foolish directorial choice.
 

AP
May 26, 2016 | NPR · They made it from a group of more than 280 to Thursday night’s final round. They range in age from 11 to 14 and live all over the country.
 

Arts & Life

Strand Releasing
May 26, 2016 | NPR · Athina Rachel Tsangari’s black comedy about men who undertake a petty but brutal competition while aboard a yacht together may or may not be a political allegory.
 

Twentieth Century Fox
May 26, 2016 | NPR · The latest period installment of the mutant franchise gets the gang back together, but the time machine seems to be running out of juice.
 

Walt Disney Pictures
May 26, 2016 | NPR · Other than brand extension, there seems to be no reason at all for Alice Through The Looking Glass to exist. And it shows in the final product.
 

Music

State Library and Archives of Florida
May 26, 2016 | NPR · Hear more highlights from the gathering in the North Carolina mountains, captured over many years.
 

WXPN
May 26, 2016 | WXPN · The Brooklyn band has solidified its psychedelic sound on its new album, Plaza. Hear a conversation and performance.
 

Courtesy of the artist
May 26, 2016 | NPR · The sound of The Wild Reeds is the sound of three singers propelled by great rhythms and memorable songs. On “Everything Looks Better,” they sing of nostalgia and the ways it tricks memories.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab