Tue September 20, 2011
NPR Story

Air Force Lt. Talks About Coming Out To Colleagues

Air Force Lt. Josh Seefried was one of an untold number of American service members forced to conceal his sexual orientation under the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. Seefried talks with Lynn Neary about coming out to his colleagues Tuesday — following the policy's repeal — without fear of official repercussion.


Tue September 20, 2011
Music Reviews

Lucas Santtana: Bossa Nova With A Brand-New Beat

Lucas Santtana's new album is Sem Nostalgia.
Pedro Cupertino Courtesy of the artist

Lucas Santtana is a Brazilian artist who has been hiding in plain view for years. I came across a record by Santtana back in 1999, EletroBenDada, which updated the experimental and political pop music of the 1960s and '70s Brazilian Tropicalia movement for a new generation. I heard nothing more from Santtana for more than 10 years, but it turns out he's been busy making great music in Brazil, even if hasn't been making it up to North America. His latest record, Sem Nostalgia, has just been released in the U.S.

Read more


Tue September 20, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

FDA Confirms Source Of Cantaloupe Contamination

A label to look for when choosing cantaloupe. These melons were recalled by Jensen Farms.
FDA Flickr

There's closure in the investigation of a multistate outbreak of listeriosis linked to cantaloupes.

Read more


Tue September 20, 2011
Kentucky Arts and Culture

Charles Birnbaum Speaks at IdeaFestival

Charles Birnbaum, Director of the Cultural Landscape Foundation, will be speaking at he IdeaFestival tomorrow (9/21) morning at the Kentucky Center for the Arts.  His talk will focus on “reading” the cultural landscape, with case studies drawn heavily from the Louisville region (Olmsted-designed parks and subdivisions, the Ohio River corridor and Yew Dell Gardens to name a few).

Read more


Tue September 20, 2011

Out of the Office and Into the Classroom

Gary Fields, principal at Bowling Green High School, talks to students Amy Cherry (left) and Claire Samuels during their freshman AP world history class Sept. 13.
Miranda Pederson The Daily News

Assistant Principal William King didn’t go into his office at Bowling Green High School at all on Sept. 13, but he was still working. He organized No Office Day, an initiative for principals to spend an entire day out of their offices and in classrooms engaging with teachers and students. “It’s something new,” King said. “It’s something that good principals ought to be doing anyway. It shows that our hearts are still with teachers.”


Tue September 20, 2011
The Commonwealth

Evangelist Sentenced to 48 Months Fraud

LOUISVILLE – Ernest Cadick of Elizabethtown was sentenced to 48 months in prison, ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $719,650, and fined $1,600 in United States District Court Tuesday by Judge John G. Heyburn II.

Read more


Tue September 20, 2011
Statehouse News

Compromise Sought with Amish on Buggy Safety

First District Sen. Ken Winters is hoping to help in a Graves County dispute over requiring Amish residents to display a florescent triangle on buggies contrary to their religious beliefs. Winters, R-Murray, says he has asked his staff to review how laws in other states deal with highway safety concerning buggies. Kentucky law requires display of driver-alert signage such as a yellow-orange triangle with a reflective border that is dark red. Several Amish residents of Graves County have been ordered to jail for refusal to post the signage because they consider the colors a violation of religious beliefs, according to news reports.


Tue September 20, 2011
The Two-Way

What A Bright Idea: 'A Liter Of Light' For The Poor

Originally published on Tue September 20, 2011 2:20 pm

That's a bottle of water shining brightly.
A Liter of Light

A BBC report this week about a project in the Philippines that has brought virtually free light to dark homes in some of that country's poorest neighborhoods brightened our day so much that we went looking to find out more.

Read more


Tue September 20, 2011
The Two-Way

Report: FBI Counterterrorism Trainings Paint Muslims As 'Violent' And 'Radical'

Originally published on Tue September 20, 2011 2:35 pm

Qurans are pictured during a press conference at the a Mosque outside London on Friday.
Benn Stansall AFP/Getty Images

For the past week, Wired's Danger Room has been following a thread on how the FBI trains its agents on the subject of Islam. It started last week, when the national security blog obtained presentation materials that painted Muslims as a whole with the broad brush of violence and terrorism.

Here's how Wired introduced its first piece:

Read more


Tue September 20, 2011

Quays Focus 'Weeping Glass' On The Mutter Museum

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 11:23 am

The Quay Brothers, filming Through The Weeping Glass at the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia. The Quays started filming without a script or a storyline.
Edward Waisnis Behind the Scenes with the Quay Brothers

The notion of "beauty" can mean many different things to artists. For the Brothers Quay — identical-twin filmmakers — it often means dimly lit black and white images of animated dolls, screws, cogs — any manner of inanimate object brought to life. They're so good at it that fellow filmmaker Terry Gilliam called the Quays' Street of Crocodiles one of the best animated films of all time.

Read more