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  1. Deadly Tropical Storm Nate Threatens U.S. Gulf Coast

    10.06 / 16:04 krvs.org Krvs.org - Louisiana (LA)
    Tropical Storm Nate was gathering force in the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea on Friday as it made its way toward the U.S. Gulf Coast, which was bracing for a potential direct hit Sunday. The storm has already unleashed heavy rain and flooding over parts of Central America, where several people have died. In Nicaragua, the death toll reached at least 11 on Thursday, while thousands of people had to evacuate their homes and several others were reported missing, according to Vice President…
  2. Hear The Mountain Goats' Surprise EP About Ozzy Osbourne

    10.06 / 16:04 krvs.org Krvs.org - Louisiana (LA)
    It's not like John Darnielle isn't busy enough this year (or ever): He released the The Mountain Goats' keys-only Goths, published the novel Universal Harvester and has a new podcast with Welcome To Night Vale creator Joseph Fink that will dissect each and every song from The Mountain Goats' All Hail West Texas. But Darnielle is a maniac, and must howl at the moon lest his powers be lessened. Thus, the surprise Marsh Witch Visions EP, which features a "Rain In Soho" demo, but notably it's…
  3. How 'Ashes To Ashes' Put The First Act Of David Bowie's Career To Rest

    10.06 / 12:36 krvs.org Krvs.org - Louisiana (LA)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMThz7eQ6K0 In 1980, David Bowie was in the middle of a new kind of transformation. After launching himself to stardom in 1969 with his first hit single, " Space Oddity ," he spent a decade morphing from Major Tom to Ziggy Stardust to Aladdin Sane to Halloween Jack to The Thin White Duke — a series of characters that also emblemized radically different approaches to rock music, from sci-fi glam to stark experimentalism. By the end of the '70s, however, he d…
  4. First Watch: Lo Moon, 'This Is It'

    10.06 / 12:36 krvs.org Krvs.org - Louisiana (LA)
    Lo Moon seemed to come out of nowhere last year, and the trio of Matt Lowell, Crisanta Baker, Samuel Stewart have been steadily peeling back the layers ever since. What's been revealed to date is a neo-classic sound with cascading keyboard textures, rhythmic crescendos, shimmering guitars and cinematic lift. Our first taste of the band was "Loveless," a song with big sound that's as intimate as it is anthemic. Their latest single, "This Is It," maintains the seductive ambient charm and…
  5. Songs We Love: Nic Fanciulli, 'Resistance (Feat. Audion)'

    10.06 / 12:36 krvs.org Krvs.org - Louisiana (LA)
    Nic Fanciulli knows writer's block. Already an established DJ when he began making music more than a decade ago, he used pseudonyms like Skylark and Buick Project (collaborations with engineer Andy Chatterley) out of fear that his own works weren't up to snuff. Not even a Grammy nomination for his 2007 remix of Tiefschwarz's "Damage" helped his confidence. "I was overthinking everything," he tells NPR. "I wasn't there." Paranoid and creatively paralyzed, he shelved his plans for a debut…
  6. Militia Defendant Wants Cliven Bundy Trial Postponed After Las Vegas Massacre

    10.06 / 12:36 krvs.org Krvs.org - Louisiana (LA)
    A federal judge in Las Vegas on Friday will consider a motion to delay the start of next week's high profile trial of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his militia associates. In two motions filed by one of the defendants in the 2014 Bunkerville armed standoff this week, the court-appointed attorneys for militia sympathizer Ryan Payne argue that the trial should be delayed in light of Sunday's shooting rampage in Las Vegas at a country music concert that left 59 dead and almost 500 injured.…
  7. International Campaign To Abolish Nuclear Weapons Wins 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

    10.06 / 10:02 krvs.org Krvs.org - Louisiana (LA)
    The 2017 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, or ICAN, a global organization seeking to "outlaw and eliminate all nuclear weapons" under international law. The prize was announced in Oslo, Norway, on Monday morning. The committee praised ICAN "for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such…
  8. Speaking Freely, Retiring Sen. Corker Warns GOP He Could Oppose Tax Plan

    10.06 / 10:02 krvs.org Krvs.org - Louisiana (LA)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnhovVz7NR0 At the marathon Senate Budget Committee hearing this week, Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., strolled in like a man who had just quit his job and was ready to tell the boss what he really thinks. "I have difficulty putting that much energy into discussing this budget document because this is some of the most meaningless work that we do here," Corker said with a sigh. "It has nothing to do with the chairman or the committee. It's a waste of time." Corker…
  9. No Class Action: Supreme Court Weighs Whether Workers Must Face Arbitrations Alone

    10.06 / 08:40 krvs.org Krvs.org - Louisiana (LA)
    Suing one's employer can be scary enough, but it's even scarier doing it alone. Many employers are increasingly requiring workers to sign agreements requiring them to resolve workplace disputes about anything from harassment to discrimination to wage theft through individual arbitration. In other words, the language does not permit them to join forces with colleagues who might have similar complaints. Whether such prohibitions on collective arbitration are legal is at issue in a trio of…
  10. Las Vegas Shooter's Life Comes Into Focus, But Not His Motive

    10.06 / 06:29 krvs.org Krvs.org - Louisiana (LA)
    Investigators in Las Vegas are sifting through evidence they've gathered from the homes of the man who sprayed a concert crowd with gunfire. They've begun to interview his girlfriend. They've learned quite a bit about Stephen Paddock's past and preparation, but there is still no explanation why he damaged and destroyed so many lives. Ken Russell is a retired wildlife biologist who lives in the same neighborhood where the Las Vegas shooter lived, in the sunny retirement community of Sun…
  11. Lin-Manuel Miranda Explains How He Made His New Benefit Song For Puerto Rico

    10.06 / 04:34 krvs.org Krvs.org - Louisiana (LA)
    Composer and playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda has written and recorded a new song to help raise money for hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. Sales of the track, "Almost Like Praying," will go to the Hispanic Federation's Hurricane Relief Fund . It features an all-star cast of Latinx artists, including Jenifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan, Fat Joe, Ruben Blades, Luis Fonsi, Rita Moreno and many others. In a conversation with NPR Music's Felix Contreras, Miranda explains why he…
  12. Amid Harassment Reports, Harvey Weinstein Takes Leave Of Absence

    10.06 / 04:34 krvs.org Krvs.org - Louisiana (LA)
    Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is taking a leave of absence from his company following a New York Times story that he sexually harassed female assistants, executives and actresses for decades. The Times report also says Weinstein settled complaints with at least eight women. Weinstein is one of the most powerful men in Hollywood. He co-founded Miramax, which has produced such Academy Award-winning films as Pulp Fiction, Chicago, The English Patient and Shakespeare in Love. He and his…
  13. IRS Audit Counters Claims Of 'Witch Hunt' Targeting Conservatives

    10.06 / 04:34 krvs.org Krvs.org - Louisiana (LA)
    Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: During the Obama administration, many conservatives railed against the IRS. They accused the agency of going on a witch hunt against Tea Party groups and other conservative organizations seeking tax exempt status. In fact, the IRS was targeting many progressive groups, too. That's the finding in a new report by the Treasury Department's own watchdog, as NPR's Peter Overby reports. PETER OVERBY, BYLINE: The scandal goes back to…
  14. Authorities Say Stephen Paddock May Have Plotted Attacks At Other Music Festivals

    10.06 / 04:34 krvs.org Krvs.org - Louisiana (LA)
    Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: In Las Vegas, new details are trickling out about the man who killed 58 people and wounded hundreds at a music festival Sunday. At the same time, there are still lots of questions that remain unanswered. And for the latest, we're joined now by NPR's Leila Fadel in Las Vegas. And, Leila, first, what are authorities saying that's new about the gunman? LEILA FADEL, BYLINE: Well, what we know now is that the shooter may have made…
  15. A Bipartisan Bid To Ban Bump Stocks

    10.06 / 04:34 krvs.org Krvs.org - Louisiana (LA)
    Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: On Capitol Hill, lawmakers are reacting to Sunday's shooting by trying to move new legislation. And in a departure from recent history, these proposals are coming from both sides of the aisle. Representative Carlos Curbelo is a Republican from the Miami area. He's the author of a new bill to ban the accessory that allowed the Las Vegas shooter to fire so many rounds. And congressman, welcome to the program. CARLOS CURBELO: Thank…