Tue October 1, 2013
Music Reviews

Dave Holland's 'Prism' Goes To 11, Elegantly

Originally published on Tue October 1, 2013 10:26 am

Left to right: Craig Taborn (piano), Dave Holland (bass), Kevin Eubanks (electric guitar), Eric Harland (drums).
Courtesy of the artist

The quartet on jazz bassist Dave Holland's new album Prism is more electrified, and usually louder, than bands he's led before. Some reviewers see its music coming out of his early work with the electrified Miles Davis, but the parallel doesn't go far. Holland played bass guitar with Davis, not his usual bass violin. Plus, early electric Davis was gloriously unruly, while Holland loves the elegance of interlocking rhythm cycles, wheels within wheels.

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Tue October 1, 2013
The Two-Way

Snowden Is A Finalist For European Human Rights Award

Originally published on Tue October 1, 2013 8:29 am

Edward Snowden, seen here in a photo provided by The Guardian, is a finalist for the Sakharov Prize. Earlier this year, Snowden leaked classified information about secret U.S. surveillance programs.

Edward Snowden, the former NSA contract worker who leaked documents detailing America's secret and broad surveillance activities, is on the short list of nominees for Europe's Sakharov Prize, which recognizes those who fight for human rights.

Other finalists include Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who survived being shot in the head; and three political prisoners in Belarus.

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Tue October 1, 2013
City Visions: October 7, 2013

From Bean to Buzz--COFFEE!

Credit www.propagandashop.dk

From beans, to barista, to buzz, coffee is a big, bold, and complex story.

  • What's brewing in the Bay Area?
  • What does it take to make a great cup?
  • Can you have it your way?
  • And what's up with those pods?

Join host David Onek and studio guests to ride the "3rd Wave" of coffee.  No attitude and no waiting in line!


Producer: Lisa Denenmark


In the studio with David are:

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Tue October 1, 2013

Fearing Detention, Many Young Syrian Men Stay In The Shadows

Originally published on Tue October 8, 2013 6:50 am

Young men ride a horse cart in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo last year. Many young Syrian men stay indoors and off the street because they are afraid they may be detained as suspected rebels or rebel sympathizers.
Phillipe Desmazes AFP/Getty Images

The author is a Syrian citizen living in Damascus who is not being further identified for safety reasons.

The young men of Syria account for many of those fighting on both sides of the country's civil war. Yet those on the sidelines of the conflict are facing heavy burdens of their own.

All over Syria, many young men, particularly those from rebellious towns, spend their days holed up at home to avoid running into trouble with the Syrian authorities.

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Tue October 1, 2013
The Two-Way

Who Are The Two Republicans Who Crossed Lines?

Originally published on Tue October 1, 2013 7:48 am

Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pa.
Cliff Owen AP

The Senate's votes have been along party lines when it comes to the so-called shutdown showdown.

And it's been mostly the same story in the House.

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Tue October 1, 2013
The Two-Way

Chemical Weapons Disarmament Team Arrives In Syria

Originally published on Tue October 1, 2013 7:53 am

A U.N. convoy crosses the Lebanon-Syria border Tuesday, as a chemical weapons disarmament team crosses into Syria to begin the task of inventorying the country's arsenal of banned weapons.
STR AFP/Getty Images

A team of chemical weapons experts has arrived in Syria, where they will begin the long and complicated task of destroying the country's chemical weapons arsenal. Under a plan endorsed by the U.N. Security Council, the weapons are to be destroyed by next June.

Syria is wracked by a civil war that has killed more than 100,000 people and forced more than 2 million others to flee the country, according to recent U.N. figures.

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Tue October 1, 2013
KALW Almanac

Tuesday October 1, 2013

  • 274th Day of 2013 / 181 Remaining
  • 81 Days Until The First Day of Winter
  • Sunrise:7:06
  • Sunset:6:51
  • 11 Hours 45 Minutes of Daylight
  • Moon Rise:3:48am
  • Moon Set:4:57pm
  • Moon’s Phase: 11 %
  • The Next Full Moon
  • October 18 @ 4:37pm
  • Full Barley Moon
  • Full Hunter’s Moon

This full Moon is often referred to as the Full Hunter’s Moon, Blood Moon, or Sanguine Moon.

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Tue October 1, 2013
The Two-Way

After Colorado Rock Slide, Teams Struggle To Reach 5 Bodies

Originally published on Tue October 1, 2013 7:30 am

Residents of Buena Vista, Colo., are in shock after a rock slide on Monday that authorities say killed five people — possibly all from the same family.

The Denver Post says "a deadly cascade of boulders poured over Chaffee County's popular Agnes Vaille Falls [at] midmorning." The rocks came down on a popular hiking trail.

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Tue October 1, 2013
Around the Nation

Nail Gun Victim Lives To Tell The Tale

Eugene Rakow is a carpenter who shot himself in the heart with a nail gun. Doctors removed the nail and gave it to him as a souvenir. According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the surgeon said Rakow was amazingly lucky. "Nine out of 10 people won't make it," according to the surgeon.


Tue October 1, 2013
The Two-Way

Two Arrests So Far In Bikers' Shocking Attack Of NYC Driver

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 8:41 am

The moment of the attack on Sunday, after dozens of motorcyclists chased and surrounded an SUV. They then smashed its windows and beat the driver.

Update at 6:42 p.m. ET. Second Rider Turns Himself In:

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