Several generations of nerds can chart the course of their lives against the career trajectory of "Weird Al" Yankovic. For me, his 1984 album In 3-D was the first record I ever owned, and his appearance at the Wausau County Fair in 1985 was the second concert I ever attended. I spent my 17th birthday being driven to the movie theater — by my mother, of course — to watch UHF, Yankovic's debut as a leading man, by myself.
Editor's Note: This article was originally published on 2010-06-10 on an older version of KUNC.org.
Since the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan started in 2001 and 2003, thousands of active military and veterans have committed misdemeanor and felony crimes in Colorado Springs, which is just north of the Fort Carson Army Base.
Editor's Note: This article was originally published on 2009-10-05 on an older version of KUNC.org.
How far would you go to help a good friend? It’s a question two Boulder couples have spent the last year-and-a-half considering, and they’ve come up with some pretty unconventional answers. And as KUNC’s Grace Hood reports, they’ll soon take the final steps of a journey that started from one person’s medical misfortune.
This segment, from Jan. 18, 2008, is part of our Vintage Cafe series, in which we revisit some of our best studio performances. Here, we remember an Americana legend and drummer for the '60s rock group The Band, Levon Helm, who died in 2012.
Levon Helm first picked up a guitar at age 8, but soon switched to drums. Though best known as the famous drummer for the rock group The Band, Helm continued to influence music with his collaborations and solo works.