11:24am

Fri May 17, 2013
The Two-Way

Former Argentine Dictator Who Oversaw Death Squads Dies At 87

Originally published on Fri May 17, 2013 12:19 pm

Gen. Jorge Rafael Videla (center) is sworn in as president in Buenos Aires after seizing power in 1976.
Eduardo Di Baia AP

Jorge Rafael Videla, an ambitious Army chief who seized power in Argentina in 1976 and orchestrated a campaign of terror against his opponents, has died in prison at age 87.

Videla, whose "Dirty War" killed at least 15,000 people, perhaps twice as many, died of natural causes in Argentina's Marcos Paz prison, where he was serving multiple life sentences for crimes against humanity, officials said.

After leading a bloodless coup that toppled President Isabel Martinez de Peron on March 24, 1976, Videla became the head of a junta.

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11:05am

Fri May 17, 2013
The Two-Way

Aw-Inspiring Video: Sea Lion Worries When Little Girl Falls

Originally published on Sun May 19, 2013 4:28 am

Just before the fall, and the sea lion's wonderful reaction.
Live Leak

Take a break from the scandal du jour for something that's just darn nice.

A little girl was running in circles at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., this week. On the other side of a window, a sea lion was mimicking her moves — playing something of a game of tag without the tagging part.

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10:40am

Fri May 17, 2013
Music Reviews

Jerry Lee Lewis: Live, Singing As If Life Depended On It

Originally published on Mon July 1, 2013 2:49 pm

Jerry Lee Lewis shot to fame in the 1950s with hits such as "A Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" and "Great Balls of Fire."
Courtesy of the artist

It was April 4, 1964, and Jerry Lee Lewis had officially bottomed out. He hadn't charted a record in years, and now, on tour in England and Germany, he was getting paid so little that he couldn't afford to bring his own musicians. Instead, he was forced to use pickup bands in England, and then, when he arrived in Hamburg, a British band called the Nashville Teens was waiting for him. The venue was the Star Club, where The Beatles, who had just leaped into stardom in America, had played not long before.

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10:05am

Fri May 17, 2013
Television

Bill Hader On Sketch Comedy, Classic Hollywood

Originally published on Mon July 1, 2013 2:49 pm

Bill Hader was nominated for an Emmy as Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Stefon on Saturday Night Live.
Mike Coppola Getty Images

This interview was originally broadcast on Aug. 22, 2012.

Comedian Bill Hader is adept onstage and doing live TV. But he's scared to death of standup.

He remembers watching Chris Rock's 1996 HBO special, Bring the Pain, and thinking, "I don't know how people do that."

"I need a character," Hader tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "I need people out there with me."

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9:53am

Fri May 17, 2013
5/19 at 4pm ~ 5/20 at 10pm

Berkeley Symphony Broadcast

composer Andreia Pinto-Correia

Music Director Joana Carneiro leads the orchestra in Rachmaninoff’s “Symphonic Dances, Op. 45,” the world premiere of “Alfama” by Portuguese composer Andreia Pinto-Correia, and the Lutoslawski “Cello Concerto” with cellist Lynn Harrell.  Recorded live at Zellerbach Hall on February 7, 2013.  David Latulippe is your host.  Sunday at 4pm, Monday at 10pm.

9:53am

Fri May 17, 2013
The Salt

Flax Seed: The Next Superfood For Cows And Beef?

Originally published on Fri May 17, 2013 10:41 am

NBO3 launched its enriched ground beef at the Tops grocery chain in New York in March.
Courtesy of NBO3

Flax is the oily seed usually spotted in the nutritional supplement or cereal aisles. It's marketed as a superfood because of its high levels of omega-3 fatty acids and fiber.

Omega-3s may do all kinds of good things for humans — like protect against Alzheimer's, heart disease and even cancer — so it seems reasonable to think they could also protect the health of animals.

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9:47am

Fri May 17, 2013
Shots - Health News

Doctors Confirm Black Lung In Victims Of Mine Blast

Originally published on Mon May 20, 2013 2:20 pm

A memorial at the entrance to Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch coal mine represents the 29 coal miners who were killed in an explosion in 2010.
Jeff Gentner AP

The tragic deaths of 29 coal miners in a massive explosion in 2010 have provided new evidence of a resurgence of the disease known as black lung.

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9:41am

Fri May 17, 2013
The Two-Way

Washington Green? State Creates Logo For Legal Pot

Branded: The official state of Washington marijuana logo.
Washington State Liquor Control Board

T-shirts will surely be made:

Along with draft rules for how to become a licensed grower or seller of marijuana, the Washington State Liquor Control Board this week released the official "icon logo" that will need to be put on packages of pot and "marijuana-infused products sold at retail."

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9:22am

Fri May 17, 2013
Thank You Gifts

Digital Disconnect - as featured on Your Call

Receive a copy of Digital Disconnect if you contribute a $120 pledge or higher to KALW. As featured on Your Call!

Digital Disconnect  is a paradigm-shifting analysis of the relationship between the internet and the economy from the celebrated scholar and award-winning author Robert McChesney.

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9:05am

Fri May 17, 2013
Thank You Gifts

Game Over - as featured on Your Call

Game Over by Dave Zirin

Pledge at the $120 level or above and receive a copy of Dave Zirin's book, Game Over, about the uneasy confluence of sports and politics. As featured on Your Call!

During the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War, athletes routinely made their political views known. In some cases, that isolated them from sports fans. In other cases, their influence led to real change. In recent decades, those voices fell silent. Some say the siren's call of endorsement deals made them gun-shy about speaking their minds.

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