Friend and colleague, the legendary bluegrass broadcaster Ray Davis, died December 3 of leukemia at the age of 81. Ray was a one-of-a-kind storyteller with a voice made for radio. Most of his stories were about the people and music he played on the air.
For decades he introduced and hung out with country music stars at concerts and festivals, including people like Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, and The Stanley Brothers.
The D.C. region is home to the hottest market for cybersecurity jobs in the nation. Cybersecurity deals with keeping information safe — everything from your recent Target purchase to the most sensitive of intelligence at the NSA. There were 23,000 postings for cybersecurity jobs here last year. That’s the largest concentration anywhere in the country, roughly double Silicon Valley and San Francisco combined.
At the time of this story, in 2006, about 3,000 non-citizens were fighting on behalf of the US in Iraq. Many did so in order to fast track their applications for US citizenship. This story was produced for The World, a co-production of The BBC, Public Radio International and WGBH Boston.
So-called “sea going cowboys” helped wrangle farm animals on ships that crossed the Atlantic after WWII. Sixty years later the men gathered to tell stories and learn how the organization they served has evolved into a modern day aid group called Heifer International.
From the public radio program Metro Connection in August of 2005.