Writer and humorist David Rakoff, who died Thursday at the age of 47, wrote with a perfect balance of wit and gravity about the cancer that would ultimately take his life.
Rakoff developed a devoted following as a regular contributor to the public radio program This American Life. His books of essays include Fraud and Don't Get Too Comfortable. Rakoff's most recent book, Half Empty, won the Thurber Prize for American Humor in 2011.
Zoe Chace and Robert Smith are reporting from European borders this week. This story is about the unofficial border within one country — the border that divides northern and southern Italy. This is the fourth story in a four-part series.
A decade ago, the Barilla pasta factory in Foggia, Italy, had a big problem with people skipping work. The absentee rate was around 10 percent.
Originally published on Mon October 15, 2012 10:06 am
Ok guys, reality check here: Nutella is not really a health food, POM Wonderful may be wonderful, but it doesn't necessarily prevent heart disease and... eating Splenda Essentials doesn't single-handedly make the pounds drop off.
The U.S. women's soccer team won gold Thursday, in a victory that also kept the American women far ahead of the men in the number of medals won at the London Games: 100 to 59.
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Every nation that sent a delegation to the London Games sent at least one female athlete — a first for the Olympics. This year's Team USA has more female than male athletes — and the women have won nearly twice as many medals: 100 total medals, by my count, to 59 for the men.
So yes, it looks like this is the Year of the Woman at the Olympics, particularly for the United States.
Airs Saturday, August 11 at 12:00 noon. Red River Radio is pleased to bring back the Cleveland Orchestra for another superb season of broadcast concerts from the orchestra's home at Severance Hall in Cleveland and from concerts performed around the country and the world. On this week's concert Ton Koopman takes the podium to lead the Ocrhestra and Soprano in Bach's Cantata No. 202, “The Wedding Cantata.” This All Bach program will also feature Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F, BWV 1048; Bach's Sinfonia in b, BWV 208; Sinfonia in D, BWV 42; and Bach's Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C, BWV 1066 .
Originally published on Tue August 14, 2012 11:59 am
Afsi and Lindsey use Skype to make plans for Eastern Further.
Credit Colin Reusch / Courtesy of Eastern Further
There is something special about Eastern Kentucky University: We call it "the Power of Maroon."
Eastern Further, a group of Eastern alumnae who recognize the positive impact that EKU has had on our lives, has organized a running team to compete in the Disney Princesses Half Marathon in February 2013.