A man is arrested where British Prime Minister David Cameron is giving a speech on Feb. 16, 2012 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Prime Minister David Cameron met with Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond in Edinburgh for talks on the proposed independence referendum.
Anthony Shadid had been had been reporting inside Syria on resistance to President Bashar Assad's regime when he died, reportedly of an asthma attack. Shadid was a foreign correspondent for <em>The New York Times</em> and a Pulitzer prize winning journalist.
Originally published on Fri February 17, 2012 6:25 am
Greg Mitchell writes daily forThe Nation.
Anthony Shadid, 43, perhaps the most respected US reporter covering numerous wars and battles zones throughout the Middle East and North Afrida in the past dozen years, died today in Syria. He reportedly suffered an asthma attack. His body was then carried across the border to Turkey by his New York Times colleague, photographer Tyler Hicks.
Originally published on Fri February 17, 2012 7:00 am
When world renowned vocalist k.d. lang appeared on Mountain Stage for the second time in October 2004, she brought along a small band, a four-piece string section and songs from her album Hymns of the 49th Parallel.The album includes songs written by heralded Canadian song crafters like Neil Young ("Helpless"), Leonard Coehn ("Hallelujah"), Bruce Cockburn ("One Day I Walk") and lang herself ("Still Thrives" and "Constant Craving," both co-writes with Ben Mink).
Originally published on Fri February 17, 2012 7:45 am
Noam Scheiber is a senior editor at The New Republic.
A question: Does it matter who wins the upcoming Michigan primary? I can only foresee two scenarios in which it does: First, if Romney were to lose to Santorum decisively, one could imagine the GOP establishment waking up the next morning and scouring the country for a white-knight alternative. At that point all hell breaks loose, and you and I are as likely to be the GOP nominee as Mitt Romney.
On this week's show, we chat about the horror show that was last Sunday night's Grammy Awards. How do we feel about the romp of Adele and the Best New Artist triumph of not at all new artist Bon Iver? The old-timers parade? The difficult matter of how the event was affected by the death of Whitney Houston? It takes Glen all the way to the one-minute mark to make up a new word that we adore, so believe us when we tell you that there's plenty of lively talk.