By David Alexander ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (Reuters) - U.S Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Friday he was working with the White House to prepare a proposal for Congress on closing the Guantanamo prison for terrorism suspects, a long-time goal of President Barack Obama. The Senate is currently debating an annual defense policy bill that would permit closure of the prison, but only if the president first submits a plan that is approved by the Republican-led Congress. The U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay Naval base on Cuba was set up after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks for al Qaeda and Taliban detainees.
This week, we are digging into the archives and reviving a great show that was taped a couple of years ago with artists Tim O’Brien and Darrell Scott. Of course you know Tim not only from his own songwriting and recording career, but also for his long musical friendship with eTown’s host Nick Forster through their bluegrass group Hot Rize. Darrell Scott has also been a longtime friend of the show, and has been recording with Tim off and on for many years as well. Needless to say, this week’s show features a lot of great friends who showed up ready to play a TON of great music. You’ll hear Tim and Darrell play songs their collaborative recording projects, Darrell join up with the eTones for a few of his own numbers, and even Nick and Tim pull some old classics from the closet as a duo.
It’s an episode filled to the brim with great music, conversation and somewhat of a campfire vibe this time around. Along with the music and fellowship with the artists, with have a great eChievement Award story about a group of Marines that are now using the chops they learned in the military to help folks in disaster situations all around the world.
Be sure to tune in or podcast this week, and check out the behind-the-scenes videos below.
BOSTON (AP) — Two college friends of marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were sentenced Friday to prison after one tearfully apologized to the residents of Boston for impeding the investigation and the other had a show of support from former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis.