KLCC http://klcc.org en America's Youth Orchestra Hits The Road — This Time, Playing For U.S. http://klcc.org/post/americas-youth-orchestra-hits-road-time-playing-us <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7AvzsibovU</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9k4SqNnb9A</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:14:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 17950 at http://klcc.org America's Youth Orchestra Hits The Road — This Time, Playing For U.S. New Mix: The Rentals, Perfume Genius, The Bots, Zammuto http://klcc.org/post/new-mix-rentals-perfume-genius-bots-zammuto We kick off this week's episode of <em>All Songs Considered</em> with the sludgy, shoegaze-y sounds of Whirr, a band started by Nick Bassett, bassist for one of co-host Robin Hilton's favorite acts of 2014, Nothing. We follow up with a new track from <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/239718803/the-bots">The Bots</a>, two young brothers from L.A. whose "All I Really Want" is a two-minute sugar rush of high-powered pop-punk.<p>Later on the show we welcome NPR Music's Daoud Tyler–Ameen and Jacob Ganz to the studio to play some of their favorite new tunes. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:04:00 +0000 editor 17949 at http://klcc.org New Mix: The Rentals, Perfume Genius, The Bots, Zammuto Ryan Adams, Live In Concert: Newport Folk Festival 2014 http://klcc.org/post/ryan-adams-live-concert-newport-folk-festival-2014 <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/14953534/ryan-adams">Ryan Adams</a> used to be the picture of ramshackle prolificacy — a man with <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15394157/prince">Prince</a>'s desire to flood the market with product, not to mention an equally slippery grip on the quality-control lever. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:48:00 +0000 Stephen Thompson 17951 at http://klcc.org Ryan Adams, Live In Concert: Newport Folk Festival 2014 U.S. Appeals Court Deals Blow To Obama's Health Law http://klcc.org/post/us-appeals-court-deals-blow-obamas-health-law A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday dealt a significant blow to the Affordable Care Act, when it threw out an IRS regulation that governs subsidies.<p>In essence, the decision struck down subsidies in the 36 states that did not set up their own insurance exchanges.<p><a href="http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/ACAruling07222014.pdf">The decision</a> by a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit will be appealed. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:37:00 +0000 editor 17947 at http://klcc.org U.K. Orders New Inquiry Into Ex-KGB Spy Litvinenko's Death http://klcc.org/post/uk-orders-inquiry-ex-kgb-spy-litvinenkos-death Britain has ordered a public inquiry into the death in 2006 of former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko by radiation poisoning.<p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/announcement-in-relation-to-the-death-of-mr-litvinenko">In a statement to Parliament</a> today, Home Secretary Theresa May said the independent Home Office inquiry will be headed by Robert Owen, a senior judge who is the coroner in the inquest into Litvinenko's death. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:22:00 +0000 editor 17948 at http://klcc.org U.K. Orders New Inquiry Into Ex-KGB Spy Litvinenko's Death Song Premiere: Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate), 'A Keepsake' http://klcc.org/post/song-premiere-empire-empire-i-was-lonely-estate-keepsake If emo has cheerleaders, they're Keith and Cathy Latinen. Since 2007, the Michigan-based husband and wife have tirelessly run the <a href="http://countyourluckystars.bandcamp.com/" target="_blank">Count Your Lucky Stars</a> label during a time when the genre didn't have many vocal supporters. Many of its releases have inspired bands in the now-thriving young scene to take up the '90s Midwest emo sound and do what they will.<p>The Latinens are also behind the complicatedly named Empire! Empire! Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:03:00 +0000 editor 17946 at http://klcc.org Song Premiere: Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate), 'A Keepsake' Ben Watt On World Cafe http://klcc.org/post/ben-watt-world-cafe <em>World Cafe</em>'s guest today is <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/search/index.php?searchinput=ben+watt">Ben Watt</a> from Everything But The Girl, the band he led with his partner (now wife) <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/search/index.php?searchinput=tracey+thorn">Tracey Thorn</a> in the '80s and '90s. He has a new solo album called <em>Hendra</em>, which he recorded with Suede guitarist Bernard Butler.<p>Watt has had a fascinating career; he turned to underground DJing as Everything But The Girl disbanded, prompting him to eventually form his own house-music label. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:46:00 +0000 editor 17942 at http://klcc.org Ben Watt On World Cafe States Experiment With Health Savings Accounts For Medicaid http://klcc.org/post/states-experiment-health-savings-accounts-medicaid If all goes according to plan, next year many Arkansas Medicaid beneficiaries will be required to make monthly contributions to so-called Health Independence Accounts. Those who don't may have to pay more of the cost of their medical services, and in some cases may be refused services.<p>Supporters say it will help nudge Medicaid beneficiaries toward becoming more cost-conscious health care consumers. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:43:00 +0000 Michelle Andrews 17943 at http://klcc.org States Experiment With Health Savings Accounts For Medicaid The Immigrant Kids Have Health Issues — But Not The Ones You'd Think http://klcc.org/post/immigrant-kids-have-health-issues-not-ones-youd-think Close to 60,000 children have crossed illegally into the U.S. since last October. They've sparked a crisis. But is it a humanitarian crisis or a public health one?<p>The children carry "swine flu, dengue fever, Ebola virus, and tuberculosis" and can spread the disease to the U.S., wrote Rep. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:34:00 +0000 editor 17944 at http://klcc.org The Immigrant Kids Have Health Issues — But Not The Ones You'd Think Detroit Pensioners Approve City's Bankruptcy Plan http://klcc.org/post/detroit-pensioners-approve-citys-bankruptcy-plan Detroit moved one step closer toward bankruptcy after crossing a major hurdle on Monday.<p>With a large margin, retired police and firefighters approved modest cuts in their pensions that are part of the city's bankruptcy plans.<p><a href="http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140721/METRO01/307210050/Official-vote-tally-shows-big-support-Detroit-debt-cutting-plan"><em>The Detroit News</em> reports</a>:<p><blockquote><p>"About 82 percent of retired and active Detroit police and firefighters who voted overwhelmingly approved the city's plan to reduce their inflationary increases but preserve the Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:27:00 +0000 editor 17945 at http://klcc.org