Dirty words return to the usually staid Supreme Court Tuesday. For a second time in three years, the justices are hearing arguments about a Federal Communications Commission regulation adopted during the Bush administration that allows the agency to punish broadcasters with stiff fines for the fleeting use of vulgar language.
It's 4 o'clock on a Thursday, and instead of sitting in front of computer screens, a group of software engineers and customer service reps from M5 Networks is in the middle of band practice.
M5 is a telecom company based in New York City that offers Internet phone services. But it offers something else for its employees: At the Rochester, N.Y., office of M5, workers are gearing up for a companywide battle of the bands against other branches.
The U.S. Department of Interior has moved forward with a plan to ban new mining claims on 1 million acres near the Grand Canyon. Congressional Republicans tried to block efforts to limit mining operations in an area known for high-grade uranium ore. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar finalized the 20-year ban on new mining claims on public land surrounding the Grand Canyon on Monday.
This week Radio Cosmopolis celebrates its second anniversary with an eclectic mix of new and vintage music, including a tribute to the recently deceased Cesaria Evora and tunes by Fool's Gold, Omar Souleyman, Sola Rosa, and many others.