Bill Beckett talks David Hobson, Director of Centenary Choir and Music Minister at First United Methodist Church about "How Can I Keep From Singing" a choral concert featuring Centenary College’s Choir and Camerata, the First United Methodist Church Chancel Choir, area church choir members and directors, the First United Methodist Brass, and organist Ray Peebles, all under the direction of Dr. Eric Nelson. How Can I Keep from Singing is a beautiful hymn text that lifts the spirit through song as an expression of the deeper soul. The experience will feature classic and new sacred anthems as well as favorite hymn arrangements of the congregation. You can find out more by visiting Centenary College or First United Methodist Church.
If you want a little background and perspective to what the presidential candidates are saying — as they're saying it — then our "Pop-Up Politics" videos are for you. As VH1 did with music videos, we've added pop-up bubbles and animation to stump speeches to give context to the candidates' statements on the war in Afghanistan, energy and the economy.
Originally published on Thu October 4, 2012 8:53 am
An insurer's note could tip parents to their adult daughter's use of the pill.
The 2010 health law removes one of the big barriers to contraception for many young women: cost. But if they don't feel confident that the care they will receive is confidential, these women may not take advantage of it.
Dozens of Caddo Magnet High School students read a new piece of young adult fiction, and then met the authors face-to-face. Tag team authors, Lex Hrabe and Thomas Voorhies, made a book tour stop at a Shreveport high school Monday. "Quarantine: The Loners" is penned by Lex Thomas (their merged names). They called their first event at a high school "a dream come true," since so many students had read their book.
Originally published on Thu October 11, 2012 9:34 am
A Tunisian protester holds a baguette while taking to riot police in January 2011.
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When French peasants stormed the Bastille on July 14, 1789, they weren't just revolting against the monarchy's policies. They were also hungry.
From the French Revolution to the Arab Spring, high food prices have been cited as a factor behind mass protest movements. But can food prices actually help predict when social unrest is likely to break out?
Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep with best wishes to Felix Baumgartner. He plans to ride a balloon to an altitude of 23 miles over New Mexico and then he will step out into the void. Fearless Felix will be wearing a pressurized suit like an astronaut and expects to break the sound barrier as he falls. He's being advised by a former NASA flight surgeon who lost his wife in a shuttle crash and who wants to improve astronauts' odds of surviving a future disaster. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.