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On ATC: Laura Bush, transportation amendment and Beatrix*Jar

Posted at 4:47 PM on October 25, 2006 by Bill Wareham (1 Comments)

Laura Bush made Minnesota campaign stops today on behalf of Republican congressional candidates Michelle Bachmann and Gil Gutknecht. The first lady's visit is a sign of how important the GOP considers those contests in the 6th and 1st Districts. We'll have reports on All Things Considered from Mark Zdechlik and Tim Pugmire.

The transportation voting amendment that lawmakers approved for the general election ballot is under scrutiny at the state Supreme Court. Opponents say the wording of the ballot question is so confusing that it's unconstitutional. Dan Olson was in the courtroom for the arguments today and will make sense of it all.

And I'm not sure whether Chris Roberts will make sense of the music of electronic duo Beatrix*Jar, but sense might not be the point anyway. In the crowded world of electronic music Beatrix*Jar tries to set itself apart by incorporating found sounds into their songs in ways that aren't necessarily obvious at the time of their discovery. I think you've got to hear it to understand. So listen.


Comments (1)


I like what you said about beatrix*jar "incorporating found sounds into their songs in ways that aren't necessarily obvious at the time of their discovery..." Thank you very much for the thoughtful observation.

Posted by jacobroske | October 31, 2006 8:39 PM