Rachel Martin http://ktep.org en After A Bitter Struggle, DSO Brings 'Joy' To The People Again http://ktep.org/post/after-bitter-struggle-dso-brings-joy-people-again <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86ukcgSnME0</p> Sun, 09 Mar 2014 12:40:00 +0000 Rachel Martin 36294 at http://ktep.org After A Bitter Struggle, DSO Brings 'Joy' To The People Again John Denver's 'Country Roads,' Now Official In West Virginia http://ktep.org/post/john-denvers-country-roads-now-official-west-virginia Transcript <p>(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "TAKE ME HOME, COUNTRY ROADS")<p>JOHN DENVER: (Singing) Almost heaven, West Virginia, Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River...<p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>That is, of course, John Denver's hit "Take Me, Home Country Roads," which has just become an official state song of West Virginia. The state legislature approved the resolution Friday after a campaign spearheaded by a woman named Drema Denver. Despite having the same last name as John Denver, she is not related. Sun, 09 Mar 2014 11:59:00 +0000 Rachel Martin 36288 at http://ktep.org Is Rebuilding Storm-Struck Coastlines Worth The Cost? http://ktep.org/post/long-run-rebuilding-coastlines-could-prove-too-costly One year ago Tuesday, Hurricane Sandy bore down on the East Coast, devastating shoreline communities from Florida to Maine.<p>Many of these areas have been rebuilt, including the Long Beach boardwalk, about 30 miles outside New York City. Officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new boardwalk Friday.<p>Ninety percent of the funding for the restoration came from the federal government. The Federal Emergency Management Agency paid $44 million to repair the devastation.<p>Jack and Roseanne Vanderbeck love the new boardwalk. Sun, 27 Oct 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Rachel Martin 27817 at http://ktep.org Is Rebuilding Storm-Struck Coastlines Worth The Cost? Did You Hear The One About The Government Shutdown? http://ktep.org/post/did-you-hear-one-about-government-shutdown Transcript <p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>As we just heard, the government shutdown is affecting people inside and outside the Beltway. All over the country, there are workers going without pay and services grinding to a halt. But the government shutdown has also made for some great comedic fodder. Here's late night host Stephen Colbert earlier this week.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF TV SHOW, "THE COLBERT REPORT")<p>STEPHEN COLBERT: Because as of midnight last night the government of the United States officially closed for business. Sun, 06 Oct 2013 11:18:00 +0000 Rachel Martin 26468 at http://ktep.org Quote Corrected On MLK Memorial http://ktep.org/post/quote-corrected-mlk-memorial Transcript <p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>The Martin Luther King Junior memorial in Washington, D.C. will be ready for the 50th anniversary of the civil rights March on Washington. The sculpture, which looks out on the city's tidal basin has been covered in scaffolding to correct an inscription on the monument. Since it was put up in 2011, it has had a truncated version of a quotation from a speech King gave in 1968.<p>The words were, quote, "I was a drum major for justice, peace and righteousness." Critics pointed out that this was not what Dr. Sun, 18 Aug 2013 10:41:00 +0000 Rachel Martin 23254 at http://ktep.org Petraeus' Fall As Stunning As The Career Before It http://ktep.org/post/petraeuss-fall-stunning-career-it The resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus, the retired four-star general who stepped down late Friday citing an extramarital affair, brings to an end one of the most storied careers in modern U.S. military history.<p>Petraeus <a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/08/31/140093537/after-37-years-petraeus-retires-from-the-army">left the Army</a> in August 2011 after nearly four decades in uniform. Before his retirement ceremony had even begun, he walked up on the empty stage, went over to the podium and tapped on the microphone. Sun, 11 Nov 2012 06:32:00 +0000 Rachel Martin 4994 at http://ktep.org Petraeus' Fall As Stunning As The Career Before It Turns Out, There Are Rules For The Debates. Lots http://ktep.org/post/turns-out-there-are-rules-debates-lots When President Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney meet for their third presidential debate on Monday, there will be some rules for the candidates — and the audience.<p>In the first debate, Jim Lehrer of PBS demanded "Absolute silence!" Although Lehrer caught some flack for letting the candidates freewheel in that debate, he meant business when it came to keeping the audience quiet.<p>"If you hear something that's really terrific, sit on it!" he told the audience. "If you hear something you don't like, sit on it!"<p>But that's not the only debate rule — not by far.<p>On Oct. Sun, 21 Oct 2012 10:58:00 +0000 Rachel Martin 3488 at http://ktep.org Turns Out, There Are Rules For The Debates. Lots