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The experimental noise/punk/lo-fi band Deerhoof have a new album titled The Magic, and it was recorded over a 7-day period in the New Mexico desert. Three of songs that appear on this album were supposedly recorded for the HBO series Vinyl but were never used. I imagine that Deerhoof is just a little too out there for mainstream television audiences. 

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From construction projects to new retail stores, the city of Jackson has seen a fair amount of changes in recent months. KRCU’s Marissanne Lewis-Thompson spoke with city of Jackson Mayor Dwain Hahs to talk about the meaning happenings in Jackson. Listen to the interview below.

Lewis-Thompson: Last month, construction began for the new roundabout at the intersection of Route 61 and Main Street. Can you give us an update about how the project has been going so far?

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The meatpacking plants that enable American consumers to find cheap hamburger and chicken wings in the grocery store are among the most dangerous places to work in the country. Federal regulators and meat companies agree more must be done to make slaughterhouses safer, and while there are signs the industry is stepping up its efforts, danger remains.

The rate of meatpacking workers who lose time or change jobs because they’re injured is 70 percent higher than the average for manufacturing workers overall, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Gov. Jay Nixon signed into law House Bill 1568. The new law will expand access to Naloxone, a lifesaving drug proven to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. Under the new legislation, pharmacists are now able to sell and distribute naloxone commonly known by its brand name Narcan. In addition, anyone who administers the drug to an individual who has overdosed on an opioid will be protected from disciplinary actions. The law is set to take effect on August 28.


Do you have a loved one with dementia? Do you leave a conversation with them feeling dejected, impatient and irritable?

Good news…current research provides effective ways to communicate with patients with dementia that not only improve their quality of life, but also ease the frustration of caregivers and family.

More and more efforts are being made to help caregivers with what is known as “therapeutic communication.”