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RiverRun's Next Retro Films, January 13 & 14

Jan 12, 2018

Rob Davis, Executive Director of the RiverRun International Film Festival visits Afternoon Jazz with Jim Steele TODAY at 4:30 p.m. with writer Foster Hirsch, author of 16 film and theatre books. Hirsch will serve as moderator for classic motion pictures featured in RiverRun's next Retro Film Programs coming up January 13 and 14.

Breathing Access 501c3 has been in operation since 2013 bringing yoga, wellness and arts programming to underserved schools in Winston Salem, NC.  We currently serve Petree and Cook Elementary – both schools are in low income household areas.  Our newest program is at Cook Elementary which had the highest illiteracy rate in NC for 6 consecutive years.  We want to help change that!"

Suzy McCalley of the Breathing Room yoga studio visits WSNC 90.5 FM Friday, January 12, 7:30 a.m. to talk with Jim Steele about starting the new year with your body on the right plane.

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Rebeca Gonzalez grew up eating artichokes from her grandmother's farm in the central Mexican state of Tlaxcala. But for years after emigrating to the U.S., she did not feed them to her own kids because the spiky, fibrous vegetables were too expensive on this side of the border.

When she prepared meals at her family's home in Garden Grove, Calif., Gonzalez would also omit avocados, a staple of Mexican cuisine that is often costly here.

Editor's note: This report includes graphic and disturbing descriptions of sexual assault.

There's a trial scheduled in March at the marble courthouse in Newark, N.J., of a man charged with kidnapping and raping a young woman with an intellectual disability.

That trial is likely to be a quiet one, with little attention, nothing like the feverish national press coverage 25 years ago of the trial — in that same courthouse — in another case of sexual assault of another young woman with an intellectual disability.

Grammy Award-winning singer Edwin Hawkins died on Monday at his home in Pleasanton, Calif.

His publicist Bill Carpenter told news organizations that the cause was pancreatic cancer. Hawkins was 74.

A native of Oakland, Hawkins had been performing with his family and in church groups since he was a boy.

In the late 1960s, when Hawkins was in his 20s, he helped form the Northern California State Youth Choir.

The group recorded its first album, Let Us Go Into the House of the Lord.

Updated at 4:10 a.m. ET

Pope Francis has arrived in Chile to begin a three-day visit, but the Argentinian-born pontiff is likely to receive a less-than-warm reception from a country still reeling from the repercussions of a local priest-abuse scandal.

A Southern California couple are in custody after one of their daughters contacted 911 and led authorities to their home and 12 of her siblings, including "several children shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks in dark and foul-smelling surroundings."

The discovery in Perris, Calif., came after the 17-year-old daughter — who police described as emaciated and appearing to be just 10 — escaped the home of her parents, David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49, and called police with a cell phone she found at the residence.

Who can say why some gimmicks take off and others flop? But the Google Arts & Culture app tapped into the zeitgeist over the weekend, until it seemed like just about everyone with access to a camera phone and a social media account was seeking and sharing their famous painting doppelganger.

In 1968, 1,300 black men from the Memphis Department of Public Works went on strike after a malfunctioning truck crushed two garbage collectors to death.

The strike led to marches with demonstrators carrying signs declaring "I Am A Man." Their organizing efforts drew support from the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. before his assassination.

Updated at 1:40 a.m. ET Tuesday

Some members of the Trump administration started off the holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. at a wreath-laying ceremony at the civil rights leader's memorial in Washington Monday. But the president's first stop was his own golf club.

French actress Catherine Deneuve is apologizing to "victims of horrible acts ... and to them alone" who felt "attacked" by the recent open letter published by French newspaper Le Monde stating the #Me Too movement had gone too far.

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The lead singer of the Irish rock band The Cranberries died today. Dolores O'Riordan's smooth but powerful voice became known around the world after her band's success with songs like "Linger" and "Zombie."

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