Africa
10:56 am
Thu January 31, 2013

Is Egypt Better Or Worse Off Now?

It's been two years since Hosni Mubarak was ousted as Egypt's President. Today, there's new leadership, but the country is still in turmoil. And some Egyptians wonder if things are changing for the best. Host Michel Martin speaks with NPR Cairo Bureau Chief, Leila Fadel, to learn more about the new Egypt.

Alt.Latino
10:42 am
Thu January 31, 2013

Strange Trip: 5 Songs That Transport You

Teri Gender Bender (of Le Butcherettes) has joined the ranks of Bosnian Rainbows, a group featuring members of The Mars Volta.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon June 17, 2013 10:04 am

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Channel 5
10:30 am
Thu January 31, 2013

ACL: Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes/tUnE-yArDs

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes bring experimental alt.pop to the ACL stage with the LP Here.
Courtesy of Scott Newton for KLRU

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes and tUnE-yArDs bring experimental alt.pop to the ACL stage. The Zeroes support their LP Here, while tUnE-yArDs performs material from w h o k i l l.

Airs Saturday, February 14, at 9pm on Channel 5.

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Channel 5
10:04 am
Thu January 31, 2013

Life on Fire: Pioneers of the Deep

Eruption of the underwater volcano Hunga-Tonga – Hunga Ha’apai, in the Tonga archipelago.
Courtesy of Dana Stephenson

In the vast emptiness of the Pacific Ocean, tectonic movements construct or swallow islands. In the Tongan archipelago, two little-known animals have learned to cope with these ephemeral lands risen from the ocean depths: the sooty tern, a seabird that never dares wet its wings for fear of drowning, and the Alvin shrimp, a blind crustacean that manages to find its way around the abyss. When an underwater volcano becomes an island, the fates of these two extraordinary paradoxes are linked.

Airs Wednesday, February 6, at 9pm on Channel 5.

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Television
9:56 am
Thu January 31, 2013

Spacey And Fincher Make A 'House Of Cards'

Kevin Spacey is the star and a producer of the new Netflix series House of Cards, on which David Fincher is a co-producer.
Melinda Sue Gordon Netflix

Originally published on Thu January 31, 2013 11:18 am

Ten months on the road playing Richard III in theaters around the world is a good way to prep for playing a ruthlessly ambitious politician and Washington insider — according to Kevin Spacey, at least.

Just before he took the role of Francis "Frank" Underwood, the fictional majority whip of the House of Representatives who hatches a plan to take down the president in the new Netflix original series House of Cards, Spacey spent nearly a year playing Shakespeare's murderously ambitious king.

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Channel 5
9:54 am
Thu January 31, 2013

American Experience: Silicon Valley

The Fairchild 8,Clockwise from top: Eugene Kleiner, Gordon Moore, C. Sheldon Roberts, Jay Last, Robert Noyce, Jean Hoerni, Julius Blank and Victor Grinich. 1960.
Courtesy of Wayne Miller/Magnum Photos

SILICON VALLEY tells the story of the pioneering scientists and engineers who transformed rural Santa Clara County into the hub of technological ingenuity we now know as Silicon Valley. The film spotlights the creativity of the young men who founded Fairchild Semiconductor, in particular the brilliant, charismatic young physicist Robert Noyce.

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The Picture Show
9:45 am
Thu January 31, 2013

Google Street View Takes A Hike. So?

A view of the Grand Canyon captured by the Google Trekker
Google

A few months back, Google released a few of its engineers into the wild with a camera called the Google Trekker.

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Channel 5
9:43 am
Thu January 31, 2013

Pioneers of Television: Miniseries

Louis Gossett Jr. (as Fiddler) plays the fiddle in the 1977 miniseries “Roots.”
Courtesy of PBS "Pioneers of Television"

Miniseries still rank among the top-rated programs in television history; they were major events that captured the nation’s imagination. “Roots” was the biggest — interviewed about that groundbreaking series are stars LeVar Burton, Louis Gossett Jr., Leslie Uggams, Ben Vereen, John Amos, Georg Stanford Brown and Ed Asner. This episode also considers the very first miniseries, “Rich Man, Poor Man,” as stars Peter Strauss and Susan Blakely offer fresh insights.

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The Two-Way
9:43 am
Thu January 31, 2013

Hagel: 'No One Individual Vote, Quote Or Statement Defines Me'

Former Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., during his Senate nomination hearing earlier today.
Saul Loeb AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sun February 3, 2013 11:53 am

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Responding to those who have questioned his views on Israel, Iran and defense spending, former Sen. Chuck Hagel said Thursday at the opening of a Senate hearing on his nomination to be secretary of defense that:

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The Two-Way
9:27 am
Thu January 31, 2013

In Alabama, Hostage Standoff Continues; Child Thought To Be Unharmed

Law enforcement personnel near the scene of the standoff in Midland City, Ala., where a man is said to be holding a 5-year-old boy hostage in an underground bunker after killing a school bus driver.
Philip Sears Reuters /Landov

Originally published on Fri February 1, 2013 7:17 am

The scary situation remains unchanged in southeast Alabama, where authorities say a man shot and killed a school bus driver on Tuesday and then took a 5-year-old boy to an underground bunker.

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