Host Michel Martin continues the conversation about Uganda's "Anti-Homosexuality Bill" that is expected to go to a vote this Friday. The Associated Press reports that the original bill called for harsh punishments on gays and lesbians, including capital punishment and life imprisonment for those convicted. Martin discusses the bill's history and the rising tension around homosexuality in Uganda with Grove City College professor Dr. E. Warren Throckmorton, who has been closely following this bill on his web site.
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The race for Kentucky Secretary of State features four candidates - two Republicans and two Democrats -- who want the job of overseeing the Commonwealth's elections and business filings. Kentucky Public Radio's Brenna Angel takes a look at the two Democratic hopefuls, Elaine Walker of Bowling Green and Alison Lundergan Grimes of Lexington.
Composer Henry Brant took 36 years to transform the "Concord" sonata by Charles Ives into a full-fledged symphony.
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Charles Ives' monumental "Concord" Sonata has seen a reawakening lately, thanks in part to pianist Jeremy Denk's highly praised recording and recital performances, and to this San Francisco Symphony recording of an orchestration by American composer Henry Brant (1913-2008).
Conceived by Dan Wilbur, it's a wit-crit site that reconfigures book titles.
Sometimes pithy, sometimes inappropriate, Wilbur posts old book covers with new titles. The Great Gatsby he calls Drink Responsibly. And he reimagines Eric Carle's children's classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar as Eat Until You Feel Pretty.
In the past decade, for-profit educational companies have tripled enrollment and recorded profits of $26 billion, says investigative journalist Daniel Golden.
For-profit colleges are making billions of dollars in profits by targeting vulnerable populations with misleading promises of low-cost tuition and jobs after graduation, says Bloomberg News investigative reporter Daniel Golden.
On Thursday's Fresh Air, Golden explains how the for-profit college industry has grown substantially in the past decade by targeting underprivileged students who qualify for federal loans. Many of these students drop out before graduating or can't find the types of jobs that will allow them to repay their loans, leaving them with staggering debt.
That's why this time of year plants launch their seeds into the moving air, catching springtime breezes, or take advantage of sparrows, pigeons, seagulls, sheep, shaggy dogs, and attach their seeds to moving animals.
You and I, of course, are moving animals, and I think you'll be surprised by the number of seeds we matter-of-factly and totally unconsciously carry with us as we wander about. The numbers are a little startling.
In "Warning Signs," Eilen Jewell has a sweet and clear voice with a killer instinct lurking beneath the shiny surface.
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In a cabin with no running water or electricity in the mountains of Idaho, Eilen Jewell set her mind to updating the girl-group sound when she wrote "Warning Signs," an irresistible cut from her new album, Queen of the Minor Key. A fan of beehived warblers since childhood, Jewell has the vocal goods to carry off this sort of homage: She's got a sweet and clear voice with a killer instinct lurking beneath the shiny surface.