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Veterans Pan, and Cheer, Their Counterparts on the Screen

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 21:46
Television and movie portrayals of veterans vary widely, to the frustration of many vets. Here, they say, are some of the best and worst recent examples.

A Veteran Works to Break the ‘Broken Hero’ Stereotype

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 21:46
Chris Marvin, a retired Army pilot, has started a program to grade television shows and movies on how fairly and accurately they portray military veterans.

Powerball jackpot now $360M; $2M winner in Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 21:38

Powerball jackpot now $360M; $2M winner in Pa.Lottery officials say no jackpot winner was selected in the latest $317 million Powerball drawing.


Gold Sounds From Old Souls

E-Town - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 21:31

My grandparents in Tennessee (on the Littlefield side) had a gold velvet couch and recliner in their living room. Since both of my parents worked, I usually rode the school bus to a stop that was close to my grandparents house, and would walk to their house afterschool to hang out for a couple of hours in the pre-evening every day. I’d watch back-to-back episodes of The Three Stooges and The Little Rascals until either my mom or my dad came to pick me up. I can always remember how the music on these old TV shows struck me. Bassnectar copyright Tim ReeseWhy do I bring it up now? Because, our first musical guest reminds me (almost spot on) of not just the music from these old black and white programs, but also the personality of them. Pokey LaFarge and The South City Three are with us in this week’s back-by-popular demand broadcast/podcast that was originally taped back in 2012. Pokey LaFarge is a man who must have transported here from another time far away. Now there are a lot of bands and musicians out there that fancy the older stuff when it comes to music, but there is something about this guy that just makes it genuine. The real deal as they say. The band’s sound, Pokey’s voice, the way he looks, the way he talks, the instrumentation of the music…it’s all there. If you missed this episode the first time around, we are happy to give you another chance to discover it.

Home_ShovelsAlso with us this week is the husband and wife musical duo, Shovels and Rope. At the time when this episode was taped, Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst were road dogging it not only as a duo on stage, but also in the van. There was no tour bus, and no road crew. There was only a road atlas (OK maybe a GPS these days) and the open road to their musical dreams. You can actually hear the crumpled Styrofoam coffee cups on the floorboard of their van in the music they make on stage. They are old souls with golden intention, and we are lucky to have had them make a stop in eTown to share some of their humor, unique music and road stories with us.

Bassnectar copyright Tim ReeseAlong with two great musical guests, we also give Lifetime eChievement Award honors to Denis Hayes – one of the founders of Earth Day. Denis was with us once before, back in the very early days of eTown, and it was great to catch up with him again and learn about his activities today on the environmentalism front.

It’s another great hour of music and conversation for you this week. So, sit back on that gold velvet couch (or wherever is comfortable) and tune in or podcast!

 

– Zack

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White Pass - 2/5/2015 4:32:31 AM

White Pass Report - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 21:31
White Pass US12
2/5/2015 4:32:31 AM

Temperature: 34 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast skies, areas of fog

Satus Pass - 2/5/2015 4:03:17 AM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 21:31
Satus Pass US97
2/5/2015 4:03:17 AM

Temperature: 36 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Foggy

Stevens Pass - 2/5/2015 4:19:42 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 21:31
Stevens Pass US2
2/5/2015 4:19:42 AM

Temperature: 30 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Compact snow and ice on the roadway

Weather:
Overcast skies

Blewett Pass - 2/5/2015 4:13:59 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 21:31
Blewett Pass US97
2/5/2015 4:13:59 AM

Temperature: 28 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet with frost and ice in places

Weather:
Overcast skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 2/5/2015 4:13:38 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 21:31
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
2/5/2015 4:13:38 AM

Temperature: 34 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet with slush in places

Weather:
Mixed rain and snow

Mother, companion charged with leaving infant alone in car

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 21:28
SOUTHINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A mother and her companion have been arrested after Connecticut police say they left a 2-week-old infant alone in a cold car while they were in an adult novelty store in Southington.

Wal-Mart driver loses bid to delay Tracy Morgan crash suit

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 21:28
A federal judge has ruled against a Wal-Mart driver involved in a crash that killed a comic and severely injured actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and several others.

Yemen militant killed by US drone

BBC World News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 21:27
Senior al-Qaeda militant Harith al-Nadhari is killed by a US drone strike in the south of the country, the group says in a Twitter posting.
Categories: BBC World News

Police rescue hundreds of child workers in southern India

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 21:26
Police have rescued hundreds of children working in hazardous industries in a southern Indian city despite laws that ban child labor, an official said Thursday.

Obama, Dalai Lama share greetings at prayer event

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 21:26

The Dalai Lama waves towards the head table, where U.S. President Barack Obama was seated, during the National Prayer Breakfast in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and the Dalai Lama exchanged greetings at a religious event in Washington but did not meet directly. Both figures were at an annual prayer breakfast in Washington where Obama was scheduled to speak about the importance of religious freedom. Tibet's exiled spiritual leader also attended, seated at a table in the front row across from the president. Obama nodded and smiled at the Dalai Lama, waving after clasping his hands together in a bow-like gesture toward the Buddhist monk. ...


Legal battle expected in wake of Lolita decision for endangered status

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 21:25
A decision to list the captive orca Lolita for federal protection is expected to set the stage for a lawsuit from advocates seeking the whale’s release.

World stocks falter as Greece jitters offset China stimulus

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 21:21
Global stock markets faltered Thursday as the European standoff over Greece's international bailout intensified, tempering optimism from China's latest move to boost its economy.

Child star in coma after TV stunt

BBC World News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 21:18
A member of Japanese child pop group 3B Junior was left in a coma after inhaling helium for a stunt on a TV show.
Categories: BBC World News

May wins rapist deportation appeal

BBC World News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 21:17
A ruling that prevented the deportation of a Somali man who raped a pregnant woman is successfully challenged by the home secretary.
Categories: BBC World News

Random robbery leads to major drug bust

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 21:14

Random robbery leads to major drug bustPolice say two teens broke into a Las Vegas home and discovered much more than a flat screen TV.


Police: Massachusetts girl dies during head lice treatment

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 21:14
Massachusetts police are investigating the death of an 18-month old child who suffocated, apparently because of a home remedy for head lice involving mayonnaise and a plastic bag.