By David Morgan and Nick Carey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When an Amtrak passenger train derailed in Philadelphia in May, killing eight people and injuring scores more, the railroad industry's campaign to delay a Dec. 31 deadline to install technology to prevent such disasters appeared to be finished. Not, as it turned out, if billionaire investor Warren Buffett and Sen. John Thune, a South Dakota Republican, had anything to do with it. Thune chairs the Senate Commerce Committee, which oversees the rail industry.
This week we’ve dug up a show from May of 2010 that promises to take you on an eclectic and exciting musical journey.
On the show, our hosts Nick & Helen Forster welcomed Grace Potter & The Nocturnals to eTown for their first visit. At the time Grace and her band were emerging as one of the nation’s foremost rock bands with a rabid fan following. (Rolling Stone named them one of the Best New Bands of 2010!). Now, in 2015, Grace has solidified herself as one of the foremost female rockers in music today.
Also on the show is the acoustically driven duo of Ben Sollee & Daniel Martin Moore, featuring Ben on cello and vocals and Daniel on guitar and vocals. “Sollee’s deft stringwork adds an uncommon dimension to his songs about life and love.” (Paste Magazine).
Sit back, enjoy, and if you feel inclined, leave a comment at the bottom of the page to let us know what you thought as well as what other shows from the eTown archives you would like us to revisit!
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