Known by some as "America's Nile," the Colorado River stretches about 1,450 miles across seven states and two countries — and photographer Peter McBride has traveled the entire thing, shooting photos for his new book, The Colorado River: Flowing Through Conflict.
McBride explains the conflict in an interview with All Things Considered host Michele Norris. The delta, which was once a vast, lush ecosystem, has all but dried up. "It shows what happens when you ask too much of a limited resource: It disappears," he says.
Originally published on Thu July 14, 2011 12:48 pm
Hear an in-depth interview with Okkervil River's Will Scheff (left) and Patrick Pestorius (center) on today's <em>World Cafe</em>.
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Austin's critically acclaimed band Okkervil River seem to outdo itself with each new release. The group's grand, emotionally gripping arrangements and witty, literate lyrics have earned comparisons to rock 'n' roll greats like Elvis Costello, Lou Reed and Bruce Springsteen.
Rupert Murdoch as he left his apartment in London on Tuesday.
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In a reversal, Rupert Murdoch and his son James said they would testify before a British Parliamentary panel next week. The panel is looking into the phone hacking scandal that has the Murdoch media empire in disarray.
Originally published on Thu July 14, 2011 11:08 am
According to multiple media reports, an official from the rating agency Standard & Poor's told lawmakers and business officials that the agency could downgrade the United State's credit rating if the country misses any payments — including Social Security checks.