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Bluegrass Breakdown

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88.5-2
Monday
10:00 pm
Sunday
2:00 am
Sunday
12:00 pm

Dave Higgs, host of Bluegrass Breakdown, brings listeners an emotionally charged, heartrending, paint-peeling, splinter-kicking one hour bluegrass show. Thematically, Bluegrass Breakdown is all over the bluegrass map. Based in Nashville, Tenn., the show features scintillating conversation and live music with some of the best in bluegrass. The goal of the show is to edify, educate and entertain — leaving no instrument unpicked, no song unsung and no musician un-interviewed.


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In the 1800s, still-life painting was the bottom feeder of the art world, but that's where the French painter chose to leave his mark. "I want to astonish Paris with an apple," he's said to have said.
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From McDonald's To Organic Valley, You're Probably Eating Wood Pulp

Many processed foods contain cellulose, which is plant fiber that is commonly extracted from wood. It's used to add texture, prevent caking and boost fiber. And it's been around for ages.
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Virginia Democrats And Republicans Fight Over Investigating Senator's Resignation

Democrats and Republicans in Virginia are at odds over the value of investigating the state Senator Phil Puckett, who resigned last month to take a job at a state tobacco commission — and turned the Senate over to Republicans.
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Hackers In China Reportedly Targeted U.S. Federal Workers

According to a report in The New York Times, hackers accessed U.S. government databases in March and apparently targeted files on employees who have applied for top-secret security clearances.