Arts & Life

5:00am

Wed May 6, 2015
Arts & Life

Renovated Feed & Grain The Next Step In Loveland's Arts Evolution

The Loveland Feed & Grain already has hosted art events, including the 'Love + Light' exhibit.
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The Loveland Feed & Grain has been powering the city of Loveland for a long time.

Built in 1892, it was the site of the first electric lighting in Loveland. When the mill found that it had more electrical capacity than it could use, it offered the extra up to the town.

"And provided the power for the very first city street lights," said Felicia Harmon, who is overseeing the Feed & Grain's next incarnation. The former grain elevator is now being transformed into the city's next "power source" – the Artspace Loveland Arts Campus.

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3:03am

Wed May 6, 2015
Race Card Project

6 Words: 'My Name Is Jamaal ... I'm White'

Originally published on Wed May 6, 2015 7:29 am

Jamaal Allan is a teacher in Des Moines, Iowa. His name has taken him on a lifelong odyssey of racial encounters.
Courtesy of Jamaal Allan

NPR continues a series of conversations from The Race Card Project, in which thousands of people have submitted their thoughts on race and cultural identity in six words.

People make a lot of assumptions based on a name alone.

Jamaal Allan, a high school teacher in Des Moines, Iowa, should know. To the surprise of many who have only seen his name, Allan is white. And that's taken him on a lifelong odyssey of racial encounters.

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3:57pm

Tue May 5, 2015
The Salt

Tea Tuesdays: Butter Up That Tea, Tibetan-Style

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 4:38 pm

A monk pours butter tea at the Tashilhunpo Monastery in Tibet.
Antoine Taveneaux via Wikimedia Commons

Butter (arguably) makes everything better – even tea. For Chime Dhorje, who works at Café Himalaya in New York City, the butter in the cup of tea before him ideally comes from a yak.

Yak butter tea is often referred to as the national drink of Dhorje's homeland, Tibet. Tibetans drink it all day long — up to 60 cups a day, it's said — though they're not the only ones who enjoy it: It's consumed in countries throughout the Himalayas.

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11:20am

Tue May 5, 2015
The Salt

'Tales' Of Pig Intelligence, Factory Farming And Humane Bacon

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 3:59 pm

Author Barry Estabrook says pigs can be taught to play computer games and recognize themselves in a mirror.
W. W. Norton & Company

Journalist Barry Estabrook knows how to enjoy a juicy heritage pork chop. He'll also be the first to tell you what intelligent, sensitive creatures pigs are. "I had no idea how smart they were until I got in the research," Estabrook tells Fresh Air's Dave Davies.

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3:02am

Tue May 5, 2015
The 'Morning Edition' Book Club

Join The 'Morning Edition' Book Club As We Read 'A God In Ruins'

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 3:28 pm

A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson is May's Morning Edition book club selection. We'll talk with Atkinson on June 16. Read along with us, and send us your questions and comments about the book. (Book guide by Veronica Erb/NPR)
Emily Jan NPR

Welcome to the second session of the Morning Edition book club! Here's how it works: A well-known writer will pick a book he or she loved. We'll all read it. Then, you'll send us your questions about the book. About a month later, we'll reconvene to talk about the book with the author and the writer who picked it.

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