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

September 24, 2016 | NPR · The National Museum of African-American History and Culture opens on the National Mall on Saturday. NPR’s Sam Sanders talks to visitors and tells us what it was like on the first day.
 

September 24, 2016 | NPR · Michel Martin talks to KUOW reporter Ross Reynolds on the latest on the manhunt for a gunman who killed five people Friday night in a shopping mall in Burlington, Wash.
 

Courtesy of Judea and Samaria Fire and Rescue Department
September 24, 2016 | NPR · When an Israeli family was ambushed in their car in the West Bank, two Palestinians came to their aid. One is paying a price now, seen as aiding the enemy.
 

Arts & Life

AP
September 24, 2016 | NPR · More than 100 years after it was originally proposed, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture is opening its doors in Washington, D.C.
 

September 24, 2016 | NPR · In the late 1980s, Curtis filed a patent for a diaper/baby wipe combo, so we’ve invited her to play a game called “Eureka!” Three questions about inventors and their inventions.
 

Getty Images
September 24, 2016 | NPR · The chain restaurant that catered to women helped redefine how Americans eat, according to a new book. For NPR’s Lynn Neary, it also defined how she did and didn’t fit with the counterculture.
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
September 24, 2016 | NPR · The international ambassador for Louisiana roots music died early Saturday morning of lung cancer.
 

Courtesy of the artist
September 24, 2016 | NPR · Social media isn’t Jillian Banks’ style, so she told her fans to text her instead. “Something that I’m still learning and have had to learn is how to put boundaries up,” she says.
 

Opera Philadelphia
September 24, 2016 | NPR · Composer Missy Mazzoli wouldn’t call Lars von Trier’s film Breaking the Waves, a feminist project. But its portrayal of a woman’s experience was part of what drew her to help reimagine it onstage.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab