Town Meeting Day: Democracy in action in Vermont

On the first Tuesday in March, Vermonters come together for town meeting day. They gather in town halls and school auditoriums to hash out budgets and elect local officials. Every year, small towns grapple with big issues.

tastefullyoffensive:

Ravishing Radish [x]

nprmusic:

Happy birthday, Teena Marie! “Portuguese Love” and many other tracks from the soulful chanteuse can be heard in NPR Music’s R&B channel, I’ll Take You There.

theatlantic:

Man vs. Sea: The Quest for the Perfect Armor is Nearly Complete

A search for a photo of a miniature submarine took me to a government website, and as I browsed the tiny thumbnails, I saw something better than a tiny sub in the water. I found a picture of a man standing on the bottom of the ocean. And I’ve been staring at it for a week.

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nprmusic:

nprmusic:

Can we all agree that Carl Kasell’s grumpy face is the best part of OK Go’s Tiny Desk Concert?

Broadcasting legend Carl Kasell just announced that he’s retiring from Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me this spring and we’re still sure this GIF set is one for the books. We’re all gonna miss you, Carl! 
nprmusic:

nprmusic:

Can we all agree that Carl Kasell’s grumpy face is the best part of OK Go’s Tiny Desk Concert?

Broadcasting legend Carl Kasell just announced that he’s retiring from Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me this spring and we’re still sure this GIF set is one for the books. We’re all gonna miss you, Carl! 
nprmusic:

nprmusic:

Can we all agree that Carl Kasell’s grumpy face is the best part of OK Go’s Tiny Desk Concert?

Broadcasting legend Carl Kasell just announced that he’s retiring from Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me this spring and we’re still sure this GIF set is one for the books. We’re all gonna miss you, Carl! 
nprmusic:

nprmusic:

Can we all agree that Carl Kasell’s grumpy face is the best part of OK Go’s Tiny Desk Concert?

Broadcasting legend Carl Kasell just announced that he’s retiring from Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me this spring and we’re still sure this GIF set is one for the books. We’re all gonna miss you, Carl! 

nprmusic:

nprmusic:

Can we all agree that Carl Kasell’s grumpy face is the best part of OK Go’s Tiny Desk Concert?

Broadcasting legend Carl Kasell just announced that he’s retiring from Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me this spring and we’re still sure this GIF set is one for the books. We’re all gonna miss you, Carl! 

(via npr)

I also find this sound most comforting.

publicradiointernational:

We got this question from an anonymous fan:

Really, really bizarre question: I find the PRI musical jingle(?) that is played at the end of PRI programs (after the voice says “PRI: Public Radio International”) to be such a comforting sound. I find it so comforting that I was looking for a way to listen to just the short jingle but all my Google searches came up empty. (It’s a bit awkward to search for.) Could you point me in the right direction? Or post a clip? Thank you so much for your help with this!

Around here, we call it an “audio logo” and we’re so glad you like it! Here’s the sound, which you can play on loop if you like.

Artwork of the Day: “Looking Over The Sugarbush,” oIl on canvas. Artist: Ola Aldous, Potsdam, NY

Photo of the Day: Two ways to tour Lake George—boat or truck. Photo: Bobbie Karp

Artwork of the Day:
"Jacqueline and John F. Kennedy, Hyannis Port, MA, 1959," photograph. Artist: © Mark Shaw, courtesy Monroe Gallery. Gallerist Sidney Monroe will discuss legendary photographer Mark Shaw at a reception and viewing of the exhibit “American Royalty: The Kennedys, Fashion & Celebrity” on Saturday from 4-7 pm at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute in Utica, NY.

Artwork of the Day:

"Jacqueline and John F. Kennedy, Hyannis Port, MA, 1959," photograph. Artist: © Mark Shaw, courtesy Monroe Gallery. Gallerist Sidney Monroe will discuss legendary photographer Mark Shaw at a reception and viewing of the exhibit “American Royalty: The Kennedys, Fashion & Celebrity” on Saturday from 4-7 pm at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute in Utica, NY.

Photo of the Day:Hundreds of people lined Remsen’s one main street to cheer the arrival of their Olympic hero, bronze medal-winning luger Erin Hamlin. Photo: David Sommerstein. Listen to the celebration.

yearonthefarm:

A 360 video of Dan Kent in the packing house. January, 2014.

David Sommerstein will follow the cycle of the seasons at Kent Family Growers in a new “A Year on the Farm" series. You can also follow the series in audio form at NCPR.

Something you may not have considered, and it might explain a lot.