1:19pm

Fri April 12, 2013
The Salt

Bands Aren't The Only Things That Incubate At Music Festivals

Originally published on Mon April 15, 2013 7:04 pm

Customers line up for an ice cream van at the 2011 Glastonbury Music Festival in southwest England.
Matt Cardy Getty Images

Coachella, the massive outdoor music festival that kicks off this weekend in Indio, Calif., has become an "incubator" not just for new bands, but for rising food entrepreneurs, according to a story in the San Jose Mercury News earlier this week.

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12:48pm

Fri April 12, 2013
The Two-Way

Funny Man Jonathan Winters Dies

Originally published on Fri April 12, 2013 4:20 pm

Jonathan Winters on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour in 1969.
CBS /Landov

Jonathan Winters, known to one generation for his 1960s comedy albums, frequent Tonight Show with Johnny Carson appearances and comic movie characters, and to another generation as Robin Williams' baby on Mork & Mindy, has died. The news is coming from The Associated Press, TMZ, the NPR Arts Desk and other news outlets.

Winters was 87. TMZ says he died Thursday night "of natural causes in Montecito, Calif. ... surrounded by friends and family.

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12:44pm

Fri April 12, 2013
Shots - Health News

As New Flu Cases Rise In China, U.S. Steps Up Its Response

Originally published on Fri April 12, 2013 1:23 pm

A child wears a mask near a closed section of a poultry market in Shanghai, where health workers detected the new bird flu, H7N9.
Eugene Hoshiko AP

The toll from a new flu strain is mounting in China.

Forty-three people have been sickened and 11 have died from the virus, the World Health Organization said Friday.

The pace of infections has quickened over the past few days, with three to five cases reported daily.

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11:35am

Fri April 12, 2013
The Two-Way

Toy Or Trouble? 'Mexico Barbie' Has Passport, Chihuahua

Mexico Barbie.
BarbieCollector.com

Mattel says its "Dolls of the World" line of Barbies come with passports, stamps and, with many of the toys, an "animal friend."

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11:34am

Fri April 12, 2013
World Cafe

Emmylou Harris And Rodney Crowell Get The Old Band Together Again

Originally published on Wed September 25, 2013 4:48 pm

Rodney Crowell and Emmylou Harris.
David McClister Courtesy of the artist

It was 1975 when Emmylou Harris had to figure out how to make a solo album after her classic work as Gram Parsons' duet partner. Her record company told her to "get a hot band." So she got The Hot Band with James Burton on lead, as well as a newcomer, Rodney Crowell, on rhythm guitar and, more importantly, songwriting.

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11:23am

Fri April 12, 2013
The Two-Way

Russia's Putin Announces $50 Billion In New Space Spending

Originally published on Fri April 12, 2013 11:52 am

A Soyuz capsule touches down in Kazakhstan in September, but by 2020, Russian cosmonauts might be splashing down instead.
Pool AFP/Getty Images

Moscow will spend $52 billion on its space program through 2020, including money for completion of a new launch facility on Russian soil.

The announcement came from President Vladimir Putin as he spoke to orbiting astronauts aboard the International Space Station on Cosmonaut's Day, the 52nd anniversary of the first manned space flight by Russian spacefarer Yuri Gagarin.

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11:00am

Fri April 12, 2013
Metropolitan Opera

Metropolitan Opera: Wagner’s Die Walküre

Act 3 finale of Die Walküre
Ken Howard Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, April 13 at 11 a.m. The 2012-13 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Die Walküre, the second of the four operas in Wagner’s epic Der Ring des Nibelungen. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads the performance, part of the first of three Ring cycles that will be heard at the Met this season in honor of the composer’s bicentennial. Deborah Voigt returns in the title role of the warrior maiden Brünnhilde, in a cast that also includes Mark Delavan in his company role debut as her father Wotan, ruler of the gods; Stephanie Blythe as his formidable wife Fricka, the goddess of marriage; Martina Serafin in her Met debut as Sieglinde and Simon O’Neill as her twin, Siegmund; and Hans-Peter König as Sieglinde’s brutal husband, Hunding. Die Walküre will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 11 a.m. CT on Saturday, April 13.

10:48am

Fri April 12, 2013
Movie Reviews

Terrence Malick And Every Man's Journey 'To The Wonder'

Originally published on Fri April 12, 2013 12:17 pm

Olga Kurylenko and Ben Affleck play two lovers in Terence Malick's latest film, To The Wonder.
Mary Cybulski Courtesy Magnolia Pictures

The voiceovers from Terrence Malick's To the Wonder, which has a lot of them, are intoned on the soundtrack while the characters stare into sunrises or sunsets — whenever the light is right, what cinematographers call, "the magic hour." This film and Malick's last, The Tree of Life, suggest that he's evolved into a blend of director and Christian minister: These are psalms writ on film.

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10:48am

Fri April 12, 2013
Author Interviews

Lemony Snicket Dons A Trenchcoat

Originally published on Fri April 12, 2013 12:17 pm

Meredith Heuer Courtesy of Little, Brown & Co.

This interview was originally broadcast on Dec. 10, 2012.

It has been more than six years since Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket, concluded his enormously popular 13-volume young adult series, A Series of Unfortunate Events. Handler recently revived the Snicket narrator, however, in his YA novel Who Could That Be at This Hour?

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10:48am

Fri April 12, 2013
Music Interviews

Dale Watson: A Honky-Tonk Man With An Outlaw Spirit

Originally published on Sat April 20, 2013 10:34 pm

Dale Watson (second from left) and His Lonestars. Their new album is titled El Rancho Azul.
Courtesy of the artist

Honky-tonk veteran Dale Watson has an impressive white pompadour and arms that tell his story: flag tattoos of Alabama, where he was born, and Texas, where he lives. Musical notes circle his biceps. And he has an inked portrait of his first musical inspiration — his late father, a truck driver and sometime country singer who passed on to Dale his love of traditional country, from Hank Williams to Lefty Frizzell.

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