Bye Bye Darlin: Remembering Tom 'Cat' Reeder

WAMU 88.5 remembers Tom "Cat" Reeder, host on Bluegrass Country 105.5 who passed away Saturday, June 30 at the age of 77.

Hosted by Bluegrass Country's Chris Teskey, the program is a musical and spoken word celebration of the life and career of Tom Cat Reeder, featuring interviews by Gary Henderson with Eddie Stubbs, Connie Smith, Bobby Osbourne and Bill Anderson about their memories of the country music broadcast legend.


Elvis Costello: 'There Is No Absolute Right And Wrong About Music'

Throughout his memoir, Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink, Costello grapples with parallels to his father's life. "In the end, music was playing in the room when my father left this earth," he says.

Why Wal-Mart And Other Retail Chains May Not Fix The Food Deserts

Americans' junk food calories increasingly come from big box and convenience stores rather than traditional grocers, a study finds. And researchers say this trend is a public health concern.

Palestinians Confront Escalating Violence In Jerusalem After Attacks

Families of two Palestinians accused of attacks on Israelis describe their shock and some of the anger driving a new wave of violence.

Groups Aim To Make It Easier To Own A Cable TV Box Instead Of Renting

A study estimated that 99 percent of cable TV subscribers rent their set-top boxes and pay on average $231 a year to do so. Groups want to make it easier for consumers to own similar devices.