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Weekday Evenings 2-3, 3:30 - 5:30, & 6-7
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12:22pm

Fri April 27, 2012
Opinion

For Baseball Fans, May the Force Be With You

Originally published on Fri April 27, 2012 4:05 pm

Baseball's 10th player: you, on your couch, willing a win.
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Hart Seely is the author of The Juju Rules: Or, How to Win Ballgames from Your Couch: A Memoir of a Fan Obsessed.

Remember that pod on the Death Star, where Darth Vader would go to be alone? Did you ever wonder what he was doing in there?

Well, I have a theory: I think he was watching ballgames.

The new baseball season is here. For me, it means reclaiming the war pod, the living room — or, as I prefer to call it: my personal corporate luxury skybox.

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10:11am

Fri April 27, 2012
Tornadoes

Tornadoes Cause Severe Damage in Southeast Colorado

Picture from 2008 of storm clouds over Kiowa, CO
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Several early morning tornadoes ripped through southeastern Colorado causing severe damage to multiple homes and buildings near Lamar, about 200 miles southeast of Denver.

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9:05am

Fri April 27, 2012
Politics

Efforts to Revamp Governor’s Energy Office Still on the Table

Solar Panels in the San Luis Valley.
Kirk Siegler

Democrats and conservationists are working with Governor Hickenlooper’s staff to try and save a bill that would expand the mission of the Energy office to promote more traditional forms of energy such as coal and natural gas.

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3:14pm

Thu April 26, 2012
You Must Read This

Something Wicked: A Haunting Must Read

Originally published on Thu April 26, 2012 4:27 pm

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Seth Grahame-Smith is the author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
Matthew Rudenberg

Seth Grahame-Smith is the author of Unholy Night.

I know it's strange to be thinking about October right now, but whenever I write, in a way that's always where I am. Growing up in Connecticut, it always held a special place in my heart — "a rare month for boys," as Ray Bradbury begins Something Wicked This Way Comes.

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2:35pm

Thu April 26, 2012
Europe

Norwegians Sing To Heckle Mass Murderer

Originally published on Fri April 27, 2012 10:33 am

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

There is not a lot to sing about in Norway these days. The right-wing fanatic Anders Behring Breivik has been unrepentant during his trial for killing 77 people. But today, the people of Norway were singing a children's song. And as NPR's Philip Reeves reports, they sang it for Breivik.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "CHILDREN OF THE RAINBOW")

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