3:42pm

Sat August 4, 2012
Author Interviews

The Thomas Eagleton Affair Haunts Candidates Today

Originally published on Mon August 6, 2012 11:51 am

Sens. Thomas Eagleton (left) and George McGovern celebrate their candidacy for vice president and president, respectively, at the Democratic National Convention in 1972.
AP

Sometime before the end of the month, when Republicans hold their convention in Tampa, Fla., Mitt Romney will announce his vice presidential running mate.

There's a good chance the finalists for that spot are wading through mountains of paperwork, and answering deeply personal questions about finances, past statements, friendships — and medical history.

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3:13pm

Sat August 4, 2012
The Torch

Phelps Wins His 18th Gold Medal, As His Olympic Career Ends

Originally published on Sat August 4, 2012 3:32 pm

One more time: American swimmer Michael Phelps dives in to swim the butterfly leg of the men's medley relay Saturday. Phelps' team won the Olympic gold medal, giving him 22 overall and 18 gold when he leaves the London Games.
Christophe Simon AFP/Getty Images

Swimming the final race of his Olympic career, Michael Phelps gilded his resume just a bit more, helping the U.S. men's 4x100m medley relay team claim the gold medal at London's aquatic center. Phelps turned away a surprising challenge from the Japanese team, which had the lead when he went into the water to swim butterfly, the relay's third leg.

It was the 18th gold medal of Phelps' record-setting Olympic career. He leaves the London 2012 Games with 22 Olympic medals overall.

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3:00pm

Sat August 4, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Russian Accents: Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky and the Piano

Airs Saturday, August 4 at 3:00 p.m. Join us for Part three of an exploration of the piano music of Rachmaninoff with commentary by Valery Gergiev, Alexander Toradze, Gianandrea Noseda and Joseph Horowitz. All performances on this program are live except for Rachmaninoff's 1929 performance.  In this hour we'll hear Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances in a two-piano version featuring Vahtang Kodanashvili and Edisher Savitski as the pianists and Rachmaninoff's Excerpts from Etudes Tableau, Op. 33 featuring Edisher Savitski, piano.

2:41pm

Sat August 4, 2012
The Torch

Swimming: U.S. Women Set A World Record As They Take Gold

Originally published on Sat August 4, 2012 3:30 pm

U.S. gold medallists (L-R) Missy Franklin, Rebecca Soni, Dana Volmer, and Allison Schmitt pose on the podium after their world-record 4x100m medley relay final.
Clive Rose Getty Images

Swimming in London's Aquatic Center, the U.S. women's 4x100m medley relay team set a new world record in winning a gold medal, with Allison Schmitt swimming freestyle to anchor a relay that finished two seconds ahead of the competition, at 3:52.05.

All four members of the women's relay team had previously won gold in their events: Dana Vollmer (butterfly), Missy Franklin (backstroke), Rebecca Soni (breaststroke), and Schmitt.

The victory gave Franklin, 17, four gold medals and one bronze in the London 2012 Games.

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2:21pm

Sat August 4, 2012
The Torch

Williams Sisters Advance To Gold Medal Game In London

It's been a big day for Serena Williams. First, she started the day by winning her first individual Olympic gold medal. Then she earned a chance for another gold in the women's doubles match, playing with her sister, Venus. The pair defeated the Russian team of Nadia Petrova and Maria Kirilenko, 7-5, 6-4.

The Americans will next face the Czech team of Hlavackova and Kradecka in the Olympic final, Sunday at 7 a.m. ET.

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2:00pm

Sat August 4, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

Airs Saturday, August 4 at 2:00 p.m. Join us for a new season of concerts from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, celebrating its 40th season as one of the world’s leading performing arts festivals. Artistic director Marc Neikrug and broadcast host Kerry Frumkin will take you through 13 weeks of world class chamber performances. This week we feature J.S. Bach's Piano Concerto in D Minor, BWV 1052 with Shai Wosner as the pianist and Guillermo Figueroa will be the violinist for Astor Piazzolla's The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.

1:17pm

Sat August 4, 2012
The Torch

U.S. Women Win Silver In First Team Pursuit Event

Dotsie Bausch, Jennie Reed and Sarah Hammer of the United States ride in a heat against Australia on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Velodrome in London, England. The Americans took silver in the final.
Cameron Spencer Getty Images

The U.S. team won the silver medal in the inaugural women's team pursuit event of the Summer Olympics, finishing behind Great Britain in the final.

The British team set a new world record of 3:14.051 as they claimed the gold medal. The Americans finished 5 seconds behind them. Canada won the bronze-medal matchup, beating Australia in London's velodrome.

The American team of Sarah Hammer, Dotsie Bausch, and Lauren Tamayo averaged a speed of 54.073 Km/h, or 33.5 mph, on the track.

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1:11pm

Sat August 4, 2012
Religion

Jewish 'Super Bowl' Praises Years Of Talmudic Study

Originally published on Sat August 4, 2012 5:30 pm

Orthodox Jews celebrate Siyum HaShas by dancing and singing at MetLife stadium in New Jersey on Wednesday.
Mel Evans AP

12:18pm

Sat August 4, 2012
The Torch

Bryan Brothers Win Doubles Gold At London Olympics

American doubles team Mike Bryan (top) and Bob Bryan celebrate after defeating France's Michael Llodra and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the men's doubles gold medal match of the London 2012 Olympic Games, at the All England Tennis Club.
Luis Acosta AFP/Getty Images

The U.S. men's doubles team of Bob and Mike Bryan won their first Olympic gold medal Saturday, beating France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Michael Llodra, 6-1, 7-6 (6-2), in a game that was far more entertaining than its score might suggest. Both teams played creative and focused tennis, sustaining fast-paced volleys and inventing shots that delighted the crowd at Centre Court.

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12:00pm

Sat August 4, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

The Cleveland Orchestra Live

Airs Saturday, August 4 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 Alan Gilbert lead the orchestra in Beethoven's  Romance No. 2, Op. 50;  Webern's Im Sommerwind;  Bruch's Adagio appassionata, Op.. 57;  and Schoenberg's Pelleas and Melisande.

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