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Music Interviews
2:09 pm
Tue December 27, 2011

Gregory Douglass: Controlling His Own 'Lucid' Dreams

Gregory Douglass.
Kelly Griffith Closed Circle Photography

Originally published on Wed December 28, 2011 12:20 pm

As 2011 winds down, Morning Edition is looking at music we missed over the past 12 months. Gregory Douglass is a pianist and guitarist from a small town in Vermont who blends electronic pop with folk and rock. At 31, he has already recorded eight albums, most of them released on a label he founded.

Douglass creates the sort of textured sound that you'd think comes from a big-budget studio, but he's on his own. His fans pre-order his albums before they're recorded, which helps pay his production costs. His latest is titled Lucid.

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Business
6:44 am
Tue December 27, 2011

Company To Close Dozens Of Sears, Kmart Stores

Originally published on Tue December 27, 2011 8:53 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

NPR's business news starts with Sears closing stores.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

INSKEEP: The holiday shopping season has gone well for some retailers, but apparently not for Sears Holdings, the company that owns Sears and Kmart. It plans to shut down up to 120 stores. Sears operates 4,000 outlets in the U.S. and Canada right now. The company says Kmart sales of clothing and consumer electronics fell, and at Sears there was not much demand for home appliances.

Around the Nation
6:36 am
Tue December 27, 2011

Nativity Scene Goat Makes A Run For It

A Minnesota man provided live puppies, a llama and a goat to a nativity scene, but the goat escaped. The Fergus Falls Journal reports the goat has been spotted but not caught.

Around the Nation
6:31 am
Tue December 27, 2011

Ill-Gotten Gains Shouldn't Be Posted On Facebook

Isaiah Cutler, 18, is in jail accused of burglarizing a market with three friends and taking thousands in cash and merchandise. An hour later, he supposedly posted pictures of the fellows and their stash on Facebook. A relative saw the photos, alerted grandma and she called the cops.

News
5:00 am
Tue December 27, 2011

Las Vegas Winnings Recovered

A man who lost $10,000 at the Las Vegas airport has had his winnings returned.

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News
5:00 am
Tue December 27, 2011

Flight Attendants Reach Deal

Southwest Airlines flight attendants have reached a deal on seniority following the buyout of AirTran Airways. 

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News
5:00 am
Tue December 27, 2011

Iowa Bus Tour Starts Today

Texas Governor Rick Perry, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and Minnesota Congresswoman Michele

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News
5:00 am
Tue December 27, 2011

HIV Percentage has Risen in Texas

Texas public health officials say that HIV has seen an 8 percent increase in the state from two years ago. About 68,000 state residents have HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

News
5:00 am
Tue December 27, 2011

Five Shot in San Antonio

Five people, including a 6-year-old boy, were wounded in a drive-by shooting in a neighborhood on San Antonio’s East Side.

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News
5:00 am
Tue December 27, 2011

Electronic Bills for Texas Property Owners

Texas property owners may get their next tax bills by email because of a new state law that gives counties the option.

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