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9:00am

Sat January 31, 2015
marc on the blues

Peter Green Has Come A Long Way Since Fleetwood Mac

Peter Green performing in the United Kingdon, December 2009.
Tony Hisgett Flickr - Creative Commons

Peter Green has blazed a trail across mid-20th century British music from a stint with The Bluesbreakers to founding Fleetwood Mac. He continues to be a major force in the British Blues scene today.

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5:00am

Sat January 31, 2015
Environment

Visicular Stomatitis Outbreak Over 8 Months And 4 States Later

Drs. Brent Thompson and Fred Bourgeois Colorado Department of Agriculture

3:33am

Sat January 31, 2015
StoryCorps

Soldier With PTSD, Woman Who Lost Husband To It, Find Solace Together

Originally published on Sat January 31, 2015 11:20 am

Stefanie Pelkey, left, and T.J. Hart met while volunteering at a veterans center in Houston.
StoryCorps

StoryCorps' Military Voices Initiative records stories from those who have served since 9/11 and their loved ones.

Stefanie Pelkey, 39, is a former Army captain. Her husband, Michael, served in Iraq as an Army captain in 2003 and struggled when he returned.

"When he came back, he wasn't the same person that left. His light was gone. That's the only way I know how to say it," she says. "He just didn't joke around anymore. He had a lot of anxiety. He'd shake his legs a lot while he was sitting there talking, like, he'd tap his feet a lot.

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Fri January 30, 2015

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Fri January 30, 2015
Movies

Standards? With A Farce Like 'Mortdecai' Who Needs 'Em

Johnny Depp stars as Charlie Mortdecai in 'Mortdecai.'
David Appleby Courtesy of Lionsgate

Mortdecai, the latest film with Johnny Depp, is not terrific. Much of it is actually quite dreadful. The film's been called dull and excruciating, which may be reasonable comments about a movie that's got Depp playing a ridiculously pretentious Englishman fussing about his waxed moustache, bouncing his eyebrows and sniffing phony Britishisms like "well done, Old Chap."

I spent the first half of the film fighting with myself not to walk out, but slowly, my self-respect began to weaken. Against all common sense, I was starting to laugh once in a while, and ever since I saw the picture, I find that my recollections are pretty amusing.

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