Sunday, April 29, 2007
The Daytrotter Sessions: Recorded live at Futureappletree Studio One in downtown Rock Island, Ill. Some of the biggest indie bands swing by the studio, e.g. Cold War Kids, Of Montreal, Dr. Dog, and more, swing by the studio to use borrowed instruments, play with their touring mates, and leave behind four absolutely collectible songs (downloadable for free! and they keep archives so you don't have to check in every week) that often impart on whomever listens to them the true intensity that these musicians put into their art, sometimes with more clarity than they do when they have months to tinker with overdubs and experiments.
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Interfaith Power & Light is to an interfaith ministry devoted to deepening the connection between ecology and faith. Their goal is to help people of faith recognize and fulfill their responsibility for the stewardship of creation. People of faith have an opportunity to put their faith into action and help reduce the devastating effects of global warming.
Australia is working to save the Tasmanian devil from extinction. According to Grist magazine, the carnivorous marsupial is dying out on its eponymous island, plagued by a contagious cancer. Scientists have sent nearly 50 of the beasts to zoos and want to move 30 more to nearby Maria Island, a former prison site that's now a wildlife sanctuary. Who knew they were so cute?
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Drawing on more than 80 interviews with key figures in the print, broadcast and electronic media, and with unequaled, behind-the-scenes access to some of today's most important news organizations, FRONTLINE correspondent Lowell Bergman examines the challenges facing the mainstream news media, and the media's reaction, in "News War," a special four-part series.