The famous statue of beloved coach Joe Paterno will stand outside Penn State University's football stadium no more.
The university announced Sunday that it will be taking down the monument, and the AP reports a construction crew is already on the scene. Sidewalks are barricaded, fences are up, and the statue is covered in a blue tarp. Police are there, too, as the statue's removal is likely to spur outrage:
Among the many contenders who could wind up becoming presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney's running mate, there are some potential surprises — like former presidential candidate-turned TV and radio host Mike Huckabee.
Putting Huckabee on the GOP ticket could certainly liven up the presidential race. In addition to being a respected former governor of Arkansas, he's well known for his good-natured public persona. At a Huckabee campaign event, you might find him playing an electric bass with the old-time rock 'n' roll band Capitol Offense.
Spain is a country that partied for days after winning the European Soccer Championships earlierthis month.
Soccer dominates the sports scene, and the Spanish side is favored to win Olympic gold in London this summer. But Spain is also a basketball powerhouse and is currently ranked No. 2 in the world behind the U.S.
At a school gym, you'll find Spaniards who actually know that. Basketball is growing in popularity among kids, especially girls.
"Basketball is a sport that's beautiful for me," says 13-year-old Lucia Gutierrez.
With the largest HIV epidemic in the world, no nation has been more affected by HIV and AIDS than South Africa, but the country has also had one of the most conflicted responses to the epidemic.
A decade ago, as the virus was spreading rapidly, then-President Thabo Mbeki was questioning the link between HIV and AIDS. His health minister was advocating the use of beetroot, garlic and lemon juice to treat it.
Now, years later, South Africa is trying to make up for lost time. The nation is attempting to put in place a cutting-edge HIV treatment and prevention program.
Airs Monday, July 23 at 11:00 a.m. Bloomington, Indiana is home to a thriving arts scene. Music, theater, and dance performances abound, with local talent coming from one of the nation’s top ranking music schools, Indiana University. The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music made 2011 an especially exciting year by debuting the Indiana University Summer Music Festival. Joshua Bell, classical music superstar and one of the school’s most famous alumni, played Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy with the Festival Orchestra conducted by Michael Stern. Other highlights of the festival included performances by legendary pianist and Distinguished Professor Menhem Pressler and by the eclectic string trio Time for Three.
Airs Monday, July 23 at 8:00 p.m. What happens at the moment when we slip from life...to the other side? Is it a moment? If it is, when exactly does it happen? And what happens afterward? It’s an episode full of questions that don't have easy answers. Radiolab stares down the very moment of passing, and speculates about what may lay beyond.
Airs Friday, July 20 at 9:00 p.m. David Bowie's landmark record The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars celebrated its 40th birthday in June and to mark that occasion we present this special which looks back on the making and legacy of David Bowie’s 1972 album, Ziggy Stardust. Frank insights from both David Bowie and the late guitarist, Mick Ronson, detail how they developed the Ziggy Stardust character and all the music from this landmark album. Most of the album’s songs are heard throughout the show, including Ziggy Stardust, Starman and Suffragette City – three definitive examples of the 70s Glam-Rock as the bridge between the psychedelic 60s and punk rock.