Fri. 8/3 8a: This summer, the Santa Fe Opera becomes the first major American opera company to present "King Roger," Polish composer Karol Szymanowski’s 1926 masterwork. On a special half-hour Performance New Mexico, we explore the production, with the star of "King Roger," Polish baritone Mariusz Kwiecien, conductor Evan Rogister and director Stephen Wadsworth. Performances of "King Roger" at the Santa Fe Opera continue through August 14.
The jobs gain was the best in five months and was much better than the revised estimated of growth for June — a gain of just 64,000 jobs. But it wasn't good enough to keep the jobless rate from rising slightly. In June, it stood at 8.2 percent.
Originally published on Fri August 3, 2012 6:17 am
The pictures do indeed tell the story.
Patricial Krentcil, the so-called tanning mom who couldn't stop trying to bronze her body and was accused of taking her 6-year-old daughter into a tanning booth (Krentcil says she didn't do that) has gone pale.
On 'Morning Edition': Steve Inskeep speaks with Robert Malley
"There has been renewed fighting in Syria ahead of a U.N. General Assembly vote condemning its own Security Council for failing to end the unrest," the BBC writes. "The army has been shelling rebel positions in the largest city, Aleppo. There was also bloodshed in Hama and the capital, Damascus."
Originally published on Fri August 3, 2012 3:50 pm
Two days after Chick-fil-A set a one-day sales record thanks to a show of support for company President Dan Cathy and his outspoken stand against same-sex marriage, it's "National Same-Sex Kiss Day" for gay rights activists.
Originally published on Fri August 3, 2012 8:23 am
This month we are collecting your stories about the good things Americans are doing to make their community a better place. Some of your contributions will become blog posts and the project will end with a story that weaves together submissions to make a story of Americans by Americans for Americans.
We'll see where the count stands after another day of competition at the London Olympics but after Thursday, the United States is at the top with the most medals. Renee Montagne has results of Thursday night's Olympics competition.