Education
10:24 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Appliance Recycling

Bruce: With me today is Maureen Fennerty, a custom programs specialist with PPL electric utilities.

Maureen: Thanks for having me, Bruce.

Bruce: Maureen, I noticed something in the news this summer about PPL Electric
Utilities and appliance recycling. As the person who helps manage this program for the utility, can you fill us in on how it works and how our listeners can get involved?

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Education
10:17 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Citizens Climate Lobby

Martha Christine is a member of the local chapter of the Citizens Climate Lobby, a national organization that empowers residents to build the political will needed to solve the climate crisis. She’s here to talk about CCL-LV and their local  kickoff event on Sunday, September 22 from 1 to 4 pm at the Fox Environmental Center at Illick’s Mill in Bethlehem.

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Education
10:02 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Celtic Classic – Clans and Societies

This month’s Celtic Cultural Minute features information about the educational resources available at this year’s Celtic Classic; running September 27th through the 29th at the Historic Industrial Quarter in downtown Bethlehem.

Last week, we shared information about the expanded area of the festival featuring educational activities and resources for people of all ages to learn more about Celtic heritage and traditions. It will be called, “Heritage Hollow.”

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The Two-Way
10:01 am
Fri September 27, 2013

U.N. Team Looking At Attacks Assad Blamed On Rebels

A convoy of U.N. vehicles with chemical weapons experts on board head out on Friday to do more work as the investigate allegations of chemical weapons use in near Damascus.
Louai Beshara AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 10:57 am

After the Aug. 21 chemical weapons attack near Damascus that reportedly killed more than 1,000 people and has been blamed on Bashar Assad's regime, the Syrian president's ambassador to the U.N. claimed that opposition forces had used such weapons at least three times in the days immediately after.

As Russia's RT.com reported on Aug. 28:

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Education
9:51 am
Fri September 27, 2013

The Celtic Heritage Discovery Passport

This month’s Celtic Cultural Minute has been featuring information about the educational activities available at this year’s Celtic Classic; running September 27th through the 29th at the Historic Industrial Quarter in downtown Bethlehem.

This next item may be of particular interest to Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts in our listening area.

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The Two-Way
9:00 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Jewels Found In Alps May Be From Decades-Old Plane Crash

What treasures lie buried here? Three climbers traversed part of the Mont Blanc massif earlier this month.
Jean-Pierre Clatot AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 10:58 am

A French mountain climber came upon an unexpected treasure earlier this month near Mont Blanc in the French Alps, The Guardian writes.

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It's All Politics
8:58 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Friday Morning Political Mix

Some things even Washington dysfunction can't touch, like the sight of a new day dawning near the Washington monument.
J. David Ake AP

Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 9:57 am

Good morning, fellow political junkies. We're now only a little more than three days away from a federal government shutdown if Congress and President Obama don't reach an agreement on a stop-gap budget measure by Monday evening.

So we start our daily look at some of the morning's more interesting political items there.

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Favorite Sessions
8:03 am
Fri September 27, 2013

KCRW Presents: King Krule

King Krule performs live on Morning Becomes Eclectic.
Larry Hirshowitz KCRW

At 19, Archy Marshall has parlayed his musical upbringing and constantly evolving songwriting into early success under the name King Krule. He quickly caught the attention of the DJs here at KCRW with his raw baritone vocals, which work well alongside the jazz and R&B influences in his work.

King Krule recently came by Morning Becomes Eclectic for his U.S. live radio debut to play songs from his full-length debut album, 6 Feet Beneath the Moon — including "Baby Blue."

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Monkey See
7:49 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Point Of View: How So Many Rooted For 'Breaking Bad's' Walter White

How could you not feel sorry for this guy? Vince Gilligan even admitted that he loaded up the Breaking Bad pilot with "reasons to give a damn about" Walter White.
Doug Hyun Courtesy of AMC

Originally published on Sun September 29, 2013 10:13 am

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The Two-Way
7:46 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Ctrl-Alt-Delete Defenders Tell Bill Gates It Wasn't A Mistake

Those are the hands of David Bradley, an original member of the IBM PC team and the inventor of the control-alt-delete function, hitting the right keys.
Bob Jordan AP

Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 8:33 am

The news that Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates now says it was a mistake to long ago force Windows PC users to type "Ctrl-Alt-Delete" at start-up is getting tons of attention because his public mea culpas are rather rare.

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