Justice Antonin Scalia, Known For Biting Dissents, Dies At 79

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, perhaps the leading voice of uncompromising conservatism on the nation's highest court, was found dead Saturday, Chief Justice John Roberts has confirmed. Scalia, who had been staying at a luxury ranch in West Texas, was 79 years old."On behalf of the Court and retired Justices, I am saddened to report that our colleague Justice Antonin Scalia has passed away," Roberts said in a statement. "He was an extraordinary individual and jurist, admired and treasu...
Read More
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nesster/

It was tempting to try to do a Valentine's Day themed episode this weekend as the holiday can be rather fun and is ripe for parody and ridicule, but I ultimately decided that pretty much all pop songs were about folks who have found themselves in some lovelorn mess, anyway, and that there wouldn't be much point. So I tossed a few stomach churning chalky candies its way and pretty much approached this week's show as business as usual. 

Marissanne Lewis-Thompson/KRCU

TEDx, the highly praised and innovative discussion series is making its next stop at Southeast Missouri State University next month. KRCU's Marissanne Lewis-Thompson spoke with TEDx SEMO co-organizers Brooke Hildebrand Clubbs and Collin Ritter about bringing the barrier breaking series to the community.

Lewis-Thompson: So for those who don't know what is TEDx?

Ten fingers, ten toes and one perfect heart.

This is Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week.

Franck's Gardens

Feb 9, 2016
Jackson Road, Cape Girardeau. 1864
Southeast Missouri State University

It seems like Almost Yesterday that the landscape of Cape Girardeau featured a number of special places where residents could relax and enjoy a pleasant change of scenery. In the middle of the nineteenth century Franck’s Gardens on the hill along Jackson Road, now Broadway, was such a place.

Spaghetti Carbanara

Feb 8, 2016
Food Network / KRCU

What’s the one item you’re likely to find on nearly every menu in Italy?  If you said spaghetti and meatballs, your answer is plausible, but it’s wrong.

Spaghetti and meatballs is actually an American dish, invented, it is true, by Italian immigrants to this country, but invented here nonetheless.  These days you can find spaghetti and meatballs on the menu in Italy, but more often than not at tourist traps.  In contrast, the one item you are almost always assured to find on any restaurant menu there is spaghetti carbonara.

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died unexpectedly on Saturday. We spoke to NPR's Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg about his life, legacy and what's next.

1. Let's talk about Scalia's legal perspective. He was known as a proponent of originalism. Can you tell us a bit about that?

Originalism, as defined by Justice Scalia and others, is that what is in the Constitution literally is what the founding fathers meant.

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Antonin Scalia's Legacy

5 hours ago
Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, perhaps the leading voice of uncompromising conservatism on the nation's highest court, was found dead Saturday, Chief Justice John Roberts has confirmed. Scalia, who had been staying at a luxury ranch in West Texas, was 79 years old.

It may not sound like a reward, being a soldier chosen to fight as a peacekeeper in war-torn Somalia or Central African Republic. But for soldiers from one of the poorest countries in the world, Burundi, it's seen as an opportunity of a lifetime. Soldiers angle to wear the blue helmet — and to pull an international salary and other benefits, covered by the United Nations.

Last week, a historic trial began in Guatemala.

It's believed to be the first time any national court has held a trial to prosecute sex slavery during an armed conflict. Two former military officers stand accused of murder, kidnapping and keeping nearly a dozen indigenous women as domestic laborers and sex slaves during the country's 36-year civil war.

Pages

https://www.flickr.com/photos/nesster/

Left Of The Dial #67 - Not A Valentine's Show

It was tempting to try to do a Valentine's Day themed episode this weekend as the holiday can be rather fun and is ripe for parody and ridicule, but I ultimately decided that pretty much all pop songs were about folks who have found themselves in some lovelorn mess, anyway, and that there wouldn't be much point. So I tossed a few stomach churning chalky candies its way and pretty much approached this week's show as business as usual. Emmy The Great is a musician I became rather enamored with ...
Read More

As Heard on Ask Me Another

According to Jim (Gaffigan)

In his new TV Land show The Jim Gaffigan Show, Gaffigan plays a version of himself. That is, he plays a stand-up comedian raising five kids in a small two bedroom New York City apartment. But how autobiographical is it actually? "I'm better looking in real life," Gaffigan told Ophira Eisenberg on stage at The Bell House in Brooklyn. Joining him was his wife Jeannie, who is also a writer and executive producer on the show."We do have five kids," Jeannie Gaffigan said. "And we do live in Manhat...
Read More

As Heard on the TED Radio Hour

How Do We Move Beyond The Darkest Moments In Our Lives?

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode To EndureAbout Monica Lewinsky's TED TalkFollowing the White House sex scandal of the 1990s, Monica Lewinsky endured public shame and trauma. Now, she is speaking out about it as a way to help others in similar circumstances.About Monica LewinskyIn 1998, Monica Lewinsky became the focus of a media maelstrom after being involved in the sex scandal and subsequent federal investigation involving President Bill Clinton.Lewinsky went on to receive a Masters in ...
Read More

As Heard on Fresh Air

Duplass Brothers On Filmmaking, Siblings And Parenting's 'Fugue State'

Growing up in the 1980s, brothers Jay and Mark Duplass weren't into typical family movies. Their friends were enthralled by Star Wars, but Jay tells Fresh Air's Ann Marie Baldonado that he and his brother were more interested in "whatever showed up on HBO," including Kramer vs. Kramer, Sophie's Choice and Hannah and Her Sisters."I think if you cornered me and Jay somewhere around 1983 and said, 'Would you like to go see The Empire Strikes Back with us?' We would say something like, 'Why do we...
Read More

America's Test Kitchen Radio

This week's recipe is for Miso-Marinated Salmon. Be sure to catch ATK Radio Sunday afternoons at 2:00 on KRCU.