Troy's Neal Brown: 'This was a long day'
By the time he gets to his desk Thursday, he has just more than a half-hour before his first scheduled meeting of the day. Brown continues what he started at home, though with some online radio .. When one player is mentioned, Brown jokingly ...
April 24, 2015
Go: Ideas for your weekend — Antique show; Bookapalooza; 'Winnie the Pooh'
Clark County-based Metropolitan Performing Arts Academy presents "Winnie the Pooh" on the Portland stage. The family-friendly musical stars everyone's favorite honey-loving bear. There's some trouble brewing in the Hundred Acre Wood when Kanga ...
January 16, 2015
Students pen limericks for poetry contest
The Boston Globe Foundation's News in Education invited students from across New England to send their original verses to the NIE Limerick Contest. Two winners — one in grades 1-6 and another in grades 7-12 — were chosen by the staff of The Boston ...
March 16, 2015
For Comic Hari Kondabolu, Explaining The Joke IS The Joke
Hear The Original Interview. Comic Hari Kondabolu's album Waiting for 2042 is a reference to the year the Census Bureau · Pop Culture · . Many comedians think that explaining jokes ruins jokes, ...
December 31, 2014
Vilsack, Obama form bond in Washington
At a Cabinet meeting this month, Vilsack plopped a massive white binder a few inches thick with the title "Rural Investment by State" onto a table. It was crammed "As you get older, you obviously realize you only got so many ticks in the clock. The ...
November 30, 2014
20 vegetarian dishes you can make in 30 minutes or less
There are plenty of reasons to reduce or remove meat from your menu. Whether it's in the hope of leading a healthier life or a way to care for the planet (meat production puts pressure on Earth's fragile resources), being a vegetarian has become an ...
March 23, 2015
This Adorable Holiday Ad Starring A Penguin Just Waddled Right Into Our Hearts
Even though it isn't even Thanksgiving yet, the Christmas-themed commercials have already begun -- and this one is sure to warm your heart on a blustery November day. The advertisement, for British department store John Lewis, features a little boy ...
November 7, 2014
Treasure find The Clark County Antique Show celebrates its 10th anniversary with 400 booths of vintage clothing, antique toys, estate jewelry, furniture and pop culture memorabilia. The antique show will be open from 9 a. m. to 6 p. m. Jan. 18 at the Clark County Event Center, 17402 N. E. Delfel Road, Ridgefield. Hello, Pooh Bear Clark County-based Metropolitan Performing Arts Academy presents "Winnie the Pooh" on the Portland stage. The performance begins at 7:30 p. m. Jan. Vocal prowess The Willamette University Chamber Choir and Willamette Singers will give a free performance featuring sacred and secular works. The college choir performs throughout the Northwest, and will be joined by the choirs of Skyview and Union high schools. The Willamette Singers are a 17-member vocal jazz ensemble, performing pieces by Benny Goodman and Count Basie. The concert will begin at 7:30 tonight at Skyview High School, 1300 N. W. 139th St. , Vancouver. Find a great read More than 25,000 used library books will be on sale during Bookapalooza. Proceeds from the sale support the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District's Summer Reading Program. The sale is the biggest of the year by the library district, with everything from children's to foreign language books.
The Boston Globe Foundation’s News in Education invited students from across New England to send their original verses to the NIE Limerick Contest. Two winners — one in grades 1-6 and another in grades 7-12 — were chosen by the staff of The Boston Globe Family section.
TERRY GROSS, HOST:. Happy New Year. We're going to say goodbye to 2014 with two very funny people as we continue our holiday week series featuring some of our favorite interviews of the year. Later, we'll hear my interview with John Oliver. First, a comic who performed several time on the Comedy Central show Oliver used to host. Hari Kondabolu does a lot of comedy about race and ethnicity. Here's a clip of Hari Kondabolu on "John Oliver's New York Stand-up Show" in 2010. (SOUNDBITE OF TV SHOW, "JOHN OLIVER'S NEW YORK STAND-UP SHOW"). HARI KONDABOLU: I've been traveling all over the world telling jokes. KONDABOLU: It didn't go particularly well, not really the target demographic for this career. KONDABOLU: I got heckled in a way I'd never been heckled before. KONDABOLU: It's amazing. It's amazing because I have been told to go back to so many countries, and. KONDABOLU:. Whatever country we're bombing, I'm told to go back there. GROSS: Kondabolu also worked as a writer and correspondent on W. Kamau Bell's political comedy series "Totally Biased" on FX. Bell says Kondabolu is the comedy equivalent of a punk-rock concert that breaks out at a human rights rally. Human rights was the direction Kondabolu initially headed in. He worked as an immigrant rights organizer in Seattle while performing stand-up at night, expecting that comedy would remain a sideline. In 2008, he got his MA in human rights from the London School of Economics.