NPR journalist Gisele Grayson got her hip bone scanned a couple of years ago and <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2009/12/my_bone_scans_story.html">discovered</a> she has osteopenia.
The bone-thinning disease called osteoporosis is a big problem for women past menopause. It causes painful spine fractures and broken hips that plunge many women into a final downward spiral.
So it seemed to make sense to monitor older women's bones on a regular basis to see when they need to start taking drugs that prevent bone loss and fractures. Since Medicare will pay for a bone-density scan every two years, that's what many women have been getting.
This week, reports have started to filter out of the remote northern mountains of Mexico that the Tarahumara indians are facing hunger. The indians were immortalized by the book Born To Run, in which writer Christopher McDougall paints a portrait of a proud tribe that thrives on long distance running — a tribe that with little in their stomachs and even less on their feet, puts to shame even the best American ultra-marathoners.
Rep. Dennis Kucinich is most in his element when he's fighting against social injustice.
Wherever he sees an outrage against the little guy, you'll find the Ohio Democrat railing against it — like at a recent public meeting about a new trash-to-energy facility Cleveland wants to install in a west side neighborhood.
The up and down markets from last year, took its toll even on Goldman Sachs, which is thought of as the rock star of investment banks.
Goldman posted a billion dollar profit during the last quarter of 2011. And while that may seem like a lot, it's 58 percent down. The AP reports that the profit follows a third quarter in which Goldman lost money for only the third time since it went public in 1999.
Red River Radio is hosting its 3rd annual Young Artists Competition for instrumentalists and vocalists age 18 and under. Winners will be invited to perform for a radio program to be recorded on May 13 at 5:00 p.m. at LSU Shreveport's University Center Theater. Each winner will also receive a copy of his/her professionally recorded performance. Students from Louisiana, Arkansas and Texas are eligible.
Interested music students should download and complete the application form, have their teacher sign an approval form, and mail with an audition CD to Red River Radio. The CD should be an unedited performance of the piece that the applicant intends to play on our broadcast, if selected. (CD performance should be accompanied.) Winners will be chosen based on ability, musicality, and suitability for Red River Radio's program.
*** Deadline for entries has been extended to 5 p.m. on April 20, 2012. *** All Entries Must be received by that time.
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Before setting off on her road trip, Molly Baz worked in the kitchen of Manhattan's <a href="http://www.picholinenyc.com/index.php">Picholine</a> restaurant. She says one of the things she'll miss most from her trip is the Southern hospitality — and the free snacks that came with it.
Until this fall, chef Molly Baz was working at an upscale Michelin-starred restaurant in New York City. But she decided to give that up to go on a road trip.
Molly wanted to learn everything she could about variations in American barbecue, so she planned a tour of the country's most renowned barbecue regions and invited her father, photographer Doug Baz, along for the ride. The pair documented their travels on their blog, Adventures in BBQ.
Matt Yelton, Eric Bachmann and Liz Durrett of Crooked Fingers.
Credit Justin Evans
Eric Bachmann can't seem to stay away from music. The talented singer-songwriter first attracted mainstream and underground attention in the '90s with Archers of Loaf before introducing a new project called Crooked Fingers in 2000.