1:14pm

Wed May 22, 2013
The Two-Way

Costa Concordia Captain To Face Manslaughter Charges

Originally published on Thu May 23, 2013 3:04 am

Francesco Schettino (left), the captain of the Costa Concordia, leaves court with his lawyer, Francesco Pepe, last month. A judge has ordered Schettino to stand trial in the wreck of the cruise ship last year.
AFP AFP/Getty Images

A judge in Italy on Wednesday ordered the captain of the ill-fated Costa Concordia cruise ship that ran aground off the coast of Tuscany last year, killing 32 people, to face charges of manslaughter.

Francesco Schettino, 52, is accused of negligence that led to the grounding of the ship and for abandoning the vessel while a rescue of the 4,200 passengers and crew was still underway.

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12:52pm

Wed May 22, 2013
KALW'S SPRING CAMPAIGN

VIDEO: The essence of KALW and the beautiful people who power the station: you

As narrated by Pop-Up Magazine editor Douglas McGray and writer and activist Rebecca Solnit, local listeners and wondrous thinkers.

12:52pm

Wed May 22, 2013
KALW'S SPRING CAMPAIGN

VIDEO: The essence of KALW and the beautiful people who power the station: you

As narrated by Pop-Up Magazine editor Douglas McGray and writer and activist Rebecca Solnit, local listeners and wondrous thinkers.

12:45pm

Wed May 22, 2013
Open Air ~ 5/23/13 at 1pm

Krispy Kritters @ Cutting Ball ~ Jewish Comedy @ Marines' Memorial

from "Krispy Kritters in the Scarlett Night"

Open Air, 23 May 2013, with host David Latulippe.

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11:02am

Wed May 22, 2013
Parallels

Riots In Sweden. That's Right. Sweden

Originally published on Wed May 22, 2013 12:48 pm

Swedish firemen extinguish a burning car Tuesday after youths rioted for a third night in a row in the suburbs of Stockholm. The unrest began after police said they shot dead a 69-year-old man wielding a machete in an immigrant neighborhood.
Jonathan Nackstrand AFP/Getty Images

Sweden is one of the wealthiest, most stable and smoothly running countries in the world.

Which would explain why the country's 9.5 million residents may be shocked by the events of the past few days.

For the past three nights, hundreds of youths have been rampaging through parts of the capital, Stockholm, torching cars, setting fires, and throwing rocks at police and fire trucks.

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10:48am

Wed May 22, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: May 21, 2013

Music! The Church of Coltrane, tons of percussionists, and an inspirational grade school music teacher.

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10:24am

Wed May 22, 2013
The Two-Way

Male Sergeant May Have Filmed Female Cadets At West Point

The U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.
Greg Mathieson MAI /Landov

A male sergeant at West Point has been accused of secretly videotaping at least a dozen female cadets, sometimes when they were showering, The New York Times reports.

Gen. John F. Campbell, the army's vice chief of staff, tells the Times that "once notified of the violation, a full investigation was launched, followed by swift action to correct the problem."

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10:18am

Wed May 22, 2013
Shots - Health News

Research Reveals Yeasty Beasts Living On Our Skin

Originally published on Fri May 24, 2013 8:20 am

Fungi (cyan) surround a human hair within the skin. A study in the journal Nature shows the population of fungi on human skin is more diverse that previously thought.
Alex Valm, Ph.D.

Scientists have completed an unusual survey: a census of the fungi that inhabit different places on our skin. It's part of a big scientific push to better understand the microbes that live in and on our bodies.

"This is the first study of our fungi, which are yeast and other molds that live on the human body," says Julie Segre, of the National Human Genome Research Institute, who led the survey.

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10:17am

Wed May 22, 2013
Parallels

China's Artist Provocateur Explores New Medium: Heavy Metal

Originally published on Wed May 22, 2013 5:18 pm

The video for Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's newly released song starts by re-creating the conditions of his captivity during the 81 days he was held in police detention in 2011, and later dissolves into a dystopian nightmare.
Courtesy Ai Weiwei

The man ArtReview magazine named the most powerful artist in the world is trying his hand at rock stardom. In 2011, the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei spent 81 days in detention. He was later let go and charged with tax evasion.

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10:08am

Wed May 22, 2013
Author Interviews

Fictional 'Mothers' Reveal Facts Of A Painful Adoption Process

Originally published on Wed May 22, 2013 1:38 pm

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After years of trying to conceive, novelist Jennifer Gilmore and her husband decided to pursue a domestic open adoption. They were told they'd be matched within a year; it took four. And along the way they faced complicated decisions and heartbreak.

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