Originally published on Tue October 16, 2012 1:28 pm
Singer Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros and IMA Robot stopped by NPR West to talk with Morning Edition about his band's new album Here. He couldn't disguise his love for NPR...even by sporting his kaleidoscope glasses, a first for the I Heart campaign.
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We have our next two fearless contestants onstage. Everybody welcome Mary and Phil Elmer-DeWitt.
EISENBERG: They are married. This is going to be excellent. You guys are pitting against each other in the trivia game. This is amazing that you go against each other. Do you have anything personally at stake depending on who wins?
Let's play our next game. Let's bring up our next two fearless contestants, Mike Taylor and Lisa Schreibman.
EISENBERG: All right. Mike, I am told by our producers you are an attorney, but more interesting than that, if there could be possibly something more interesting, you won a Chevy Impala in a contest where you had to stay rocking in a rocking chair for 90 hours?
This is ASK ME ANOTHER. I'm your host Ophira Eisenberg, the biggest know-it-all you'll ever meet, because I already have the answers. First off I'd like to introduce you to our musical maven Shonali Bhowmik.
SHONALI BHOWMIK: Hi Ophira.
EISENBERG: And our two puzzle gurus, John Chaneski and Will Hines.
The sun is setting, gay pride flags wave next to the water, same-sex couples kiss and cuddle on the beach. This is Tel Aviv — which the government of Israel is now pushing as one of the most gay-friendly cities in the world — and gay tourism is booming.
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Oscar-nominated actor Glenn Close is known for her roles in movies like Fatal Attraction and Air Force One and now the hit TV show Damages. But she's also playing a more prominent role raising awareness about mental illness.
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Syrian rebels said they are no longer holding their fire. Reuters reports that the rebels are walking away from the United-Nations-backed truce with the regime of Bashar Assad.
"We have decided to end our commitment to this (ceasefire)," Free Syrian Army spokesman Major Sami al-Kurdi told Reuters. "We have resumed our attacks but we are doing defensive attacks which means we are only attacking checkpoints in the cities."