Music Interviews
2:33 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

Carolina Chocolate Drops: Hooked On Old-Time Sounds

Carolina Chocolate Drops' new album is Leaving Eden.
Crackerfarm

Originally published on Sat March 10, 2012 11:49 am

Carolina Chocolate Drops breathed new life into old-time music with the 2010 album Genuine Negro Jig, which put a contemporary spin on Southern string tools from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. That collection went on to win a Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album.

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Rebuilding Japan
2:32 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

Crippled Japanese Reactors Face Decades Of Work

Last year's earthquake and tsunami crippled the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power station. Foreign journalists saw cleanup and recovery work in process on Feb. 28.
Yoshikazu Tsuno AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 8:58 am

The earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, 2011, lasted for many terrifying minutes. But the multiple nuclear meltdowns that followed created an emergency that lasted for weeks and a legacy that will last for decades.

Here's how the event unfolded. The tsunami knocked out power to the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. As a result, the cooling systems failed and three reactors melted down. Steam laced with radioactive material poured into the air. Water contaminated with radiation also flowed into the sea.

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The Two-Way
2:28 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

Mormon Church Limits Access to Controversial Baptism Records

Sunrise hits the Mormon church's temple in Salt Lake City.
Douglas C. Pizac AP

Originally published on Fri March 9, 2012 4:12 pm

Persistent pressure and criticism have prompted the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to erect a new "technological barrier" in the system used for controversial posthumous or proxy baptisms.

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Fresh Folk
2:16 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

Fresh Folk - March 10

On the show this week, I feature the Nordic urban bluegrass sounds of the Downtown Ramblers, and the down-to-earth music of Dehlia Low. I’ll also play songs from new albums by Ricky Skaggs, Blue Highway, and Spring Creek, to name just a few. Tune in this Saturday at 8pm, to Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.

Around the Nation
2:12 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

Haven Or Hell: Refugees In Idaho Struggle For Work

Nowela Virginie and her daughters often visit social worker Marcia Munden at Catholic Charities of Idaho.
Molly Messick StateImpact

Originally published on Sat March 10, 2012 11:49 am

In the last few years, more than 4,000 refugees have found their way to a far-flung spot: Idaho. Most of the state's incoming refugees come to Boise. For years, the city's strong economy, good-quality affordable housing and supportive community created an especially favorable environment for refugee resettlement. The recession has shifted that picture.

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The Two-Way
2:12 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

Harry Wendelstedt, Longtime Baseball Umpire, Has Died

This 1998 file photo shows veteran National League umpire Harry Wendelstedt, left, with his son, Hunter Wendelstedt, also an umpire.
Mary Butkus AP

Harry Wendelstedt spent 33 years as a National League umpire, including five stints to the World Series.

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Radio Cosmopolis
2:02 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

Radio Cosmopolis - March 9

Tune in this week for an eclectic mix of music, including songs by Baloji, the Funk Ark, DeVotchka,  the Chieftains, and many others.

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Africa
2:00 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

How Teenagers Learned To Hate Joseph Kony

Joseph Kony in southern Sudan in 2006. His exact whereabouts today are unknown.
STR AP

Originally published on Fri March 9, 2012 2:25 pm

If you're a teenager, you probably hadn't heard of Joseph Kony last week. This week, you probably couldn't avoid him.

"If I log onto Facebook or Twitter any time during the day, it's my entire news feed, basically," says Patrick Franks, an 18-year-old senior at Loyola Blakefield High School, outside Baltimore.

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Utah News
1:56 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

Busy and Boring - Wrapping Up the 2012 Legislative Session

After 45 days of negotiating bills and budgets, the Utah Legislature wrapped up its business last night at midnight. Jessica Gail reports on what lawmakers got done over the last six weeks.

Weather
1:52 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

Friday Forecast - 3/9

Enjoy the transition from winter to spring, courtesy of the Utah Climate Center.

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