The Two-Way
5:56 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Hero Pilot In 1989 United Crash Dies

National Transportation Safety Board investigators check over the burnt remains of a jet engine from the DC-10.
Ed Porter AP

Originally published on Tue September 25, 2012 6:13 am

[Editor's Note: NPR's Howard Berkes covered the 1989 crash landing of United Flight 232 in Sioux City, Iowa.]

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The Midnight Special on HPPR

This three hour spontaneous entertainment program prides itself on being "an abberation of folk music and farce, showtunes and satire, odds and ends, madness and escape". Hosted by Rich Warren, each episode features performances from traditional and contemporary folk artists and comedians in an eclectic mixture of song and story.

Jazz Time on HPPR

Nationally known jazz expert and former program director/host of KJAZ of San Francisco, Bob Parlocha's rich, elegant voice has become familiar to jazz lovers across the country. For nearly 20 years, Parlocha has been a spokesman, musician, broadcaster, radio producer, and record producer for the genre. Tune in to hear mainstream jazz, the classics, and today's new artists.

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The Two-Way
5:33 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Chinese Activist Tells Of 'Crazy Retaliation' Against His Family

Originally published on Thu May 17, 2012 3:10 am

Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng says his family is being hounded by local authorities in his Shandong, his home province, with his brother and sister-in-law placed under house arrest and his nephew detained.

Chen's flight last month from house arrest and his request for refuge from U.S. diplomats has caused considerable embarrassment for Chinese authorities and threatened to damage U.S.-Sino relations. Since then, Beijing has agreed in a face-saving move to allow the blind, self-taught legal activist and his immediate family to study in the United States.

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The Two-Way
5:33 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Putin Cancels Visit To U.S., Meeting With Obama

Russia's newly reinstalled President Vladimir Putin will be too busy with affairs at home to make a planned visit to the United States this month, where he was to have a high-profile tête-à-tête with President Obama and attend the G8 summit.

In his place, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, who swapped places with Putin in recent elections, will go to the global economic summit.

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Riverwalk Jazz on HPPR

Since it's debut in 1988, Riverwalk Jazz, Live from the Landing has become one of the finest of all jazz radio series. Featuring the Jim Cullum Jazz Band along with a variety of guests paying musical tribute to the 20s and 30s, the show is well-scripted, educational and entertaining.

Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour on HPPR

A celebration of grassroots Americana music. Hear folk, bluegrass and acoustic singer-songwriter music.

Hosted by folk singer Michael Jonathon, Woodsongs is a multi-media celebration of grass roots music run entirely by volunteers! Featuring live performances from bluegrass, folk, and Americana artists performed at the Kentucky Theatre in Lexington, Kentucky.

Friday Night Blues

Friday Night Blues began as a two-hour program called Blues After Hours. It soon evolved into the four-hour program it currently is. It showcases the talents of blues musicians from classic performers, such as Watermelon Slim, B.B. King, and Muddy Waters, to contemporary artists like James Hunter, Susan Tedeschi, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. 

Folk Sampler on HPPR

The Folk Sampler is a syndicated radio program of folk, traditional, bluegrass and blues coming to you from the foothills of the Ozarks since 1978. Hosted by Mike Flynn, The Folk Sampler is about gardens and home grown tomatoes. It's about making things with your hands. It's about small towns and home- town people. It's about the big cities and the hurry that goes with them.

Beale Street Caravan on HPPR

Produced in Memphis, Tennessee, this engaging program covers the world with the heartfelt sounds and colorful stories of the Blues and its music makers. Each week, Beale Street Caravan takes listeners to the greatest Blues venues in Memphis and around the US featuring intimate performances from the world's best Blues and recorded in front of live audiences.