Russ Chianelli and Rebecca Jean Downey talk about her newest Southwestern sleuth novel, "Devil Eye," which puts fictional hero Penny Larkin on the paranormal path between good and evil, having been hired by the U.S. Marshals' office to root out a gun trafficker before he takes it on the lam into Mexico, but gets herself wrapped up in a complex dilemma.
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The fate of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 isn't known — and officials have stated their search will now focus on a large area to the west of the plane's planned flight path from Kuala Lampur to Beijing. Experts say it isn't likely to have landed — in part because the large plane would attract notice.
A Russian flag blows outside the entrance of Crimea's parliament building in Simferopol on Thursday. Crimeans vote Sunday on whether they want to join Russia, though the international community says it will not recognize the ballot.
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A member of the Crimean Tatar community holds the Ukrainian flag during a rally in front of a Ukrainian military base south of Simferopol, on Thursday.
Redrawing national borders may feel like a historical relic that belongs to an earlier century, yet Crimea's crisis shows there are still places that don't fit neatly on the map — and may not for years to come.
Just last month, Crimea was part of Ukraine. On Sunday, Crimeans vote on whether they want to become part of Russia. Nevermind that the rest of the world rejects the validity of the ballot; no country appears willing or able to prevent Crimea from leaving Ukraine and joining Russia.
Fresh Air Weekendhighlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors, and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:
Denise & Norma talk with Master Gardener and vegetable specialist, Bill Hodge. In the first of a 2-part interview, Bill takes us through a few helpful steps in preparing our soil for planting summer vegetables. He also explains why some vegetables should be started from seed while others can be purchased as seedlings. Bill will be taking part in the upcoming Summer Vegetable Workshop and seedling sale on March 29 at the Ascarate Park Pavilion, 6900 Delta. Register in advance at 915-860-2515.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein speaks with reporters after alleging that the CIA broke federal law by secretly removing sensitive documents from computers used by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, the panel tasked with congressional oversight of the CIA.
The Senate Intelligence Committee's chairwoman — normally a stalwart of Washington's spooks — essentially accused the spy agency of illegally and unconstitutionally spying on its congressional overseers.
Charles talks with Bill Morrison, who wrote, directed, edited, and produced the 2002 film "Decasia," which was recently added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry. The experimental film consists of pieces of film that are in various states of decomposition. Bill says the images are meant to invite the viewer's mind to wander. In this online exclusive extended interview, Bill explains the connections that tie the sequences together, despite the fact that there is no narrative arc. He also discusses how the movie grew out of a request to visually accompany a new symphony. http://billmorrisonfilm.com/