This month, we return to the mythical, sleepy town of Marla, Texas circa 1950. Strange phenomenon are wreaking havoc with the power and radio signals, and renowned scientist Dr. Gebhart Van Brandt has gone missing!
As is sometimes the case, 88.9 KETR must perform routine maintenance on our broadcast transmitter in order to continue to deliver the high-quality news and public radio programming you've come to expect from us.
Chris Bram is the author of the novel Gods and Monsters.
Gore Vidal was famous for his hates: academia, presidents, whole portions of the American public and, most notably, Truman Capote. Yet he could be incredibly generous to other writer friends. He wrote beautiful, appreciative essays about Tennessee Williams and Dawn Powell.
He was a man of many facets and endless contradictions.
In Lead, S.D., a steel cage drops almost a mile below ground into the Sanford Underground Laboratory. It's formerly the deepest underground gold mine in North America, and when it closed a decade ago, state officials hoped that an underground science laboratory along with on-site university classes could spur economic development.