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Jazz legend Marian McPartland dead at 95

Marian McPartland, a jazz pianist who was a glittering fixture in her musical genre over a career spanning six decades, has died at the age of 95, her record label said. English-born McPartland also hosted a program on National Public Radio called “Piano Jazz,” which at more than 30 years…

Study suggests that more than 4 cups of coffee a day could kill you

A recently published study by researchers at the Mayo Clinic suggests that more than four cups of coffee a day could be linked to an increased risk of premature death from multiple causes. According to National Public Radio, men under 55 who drink more than 28 cups of coffee per…

NPR drops ‘World of Opera’ after Lisa Simeone stays as host

National Public Radio (NPR) has continued its decision to remove itself from anything associated with Lisa Simeone after her participation in an anti-war protest in Washington. The network will no longer distribute “World of Opera,” a show Simeone hosts, to the 60 stations the nationally syndicated program is broadcasted to.…

Petraeus fends off talk of CIA job

KABUL – General David Petraeus, US commander of foreign forces in Afghanistan, admitted he had held talks about his future Saturday while batting away questions about whether he could be the next CIA director. National Public Radio in the United States reported Monday that Petraeus, who is expected to leave…

228 Republicans vote to defund NPR

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Legislation to bar federal funds from being spent on National Public Radio passed in the House of Representatives on Thursday, although its ultimate prospects of becoming policy looked doubtful. HB 1076 passed after morning and afternoon debate sessions and follows recent controversies involving NPR’s executives, and other…

House panel votes to defund NPR after emergency GOP hearing

WASHINGTON – The House Rules Committee on Wednesday voted 6-5 to defund National Public Radio after an emergency hearing called by Republicans, sending the measure to the floor for debate Thursday. The committee examined and approved H.R. 1070, a bill designed “to prohibit Federal funding of National Public Radio,” the…

Palin: Maddow was ‘prejudiced’ against Rand Paul

The media was out to destroy Sarah Palin and now they are out to destroy Rand Paul, if you believe the former Republican vice presidential candidate. In an interview with National Public Radio, Paul criticized some aspects of the 1964 Civil Right Act. Paul indicated that businesses should be free…

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