Join WRVO for some special spooky Halloween programming:
War of the Worlds - The Mercury Theater's classic 1938 adaptation of H. G. Wells's novel The War of the Worlds. Sunday 10/30 at 9:00pm. Plus join us for other spooky Old Time Radio Programs with Tuned To Yesterday on Sunday 10/30 10:00pm-Midnight.
The Capitol Steps - Politics Takes a Holiday - The annual Halloween edition of political satire with the Capitol Steps! If something happens in the news, run to the show and see what rhymes with it! Monday 10/31 9:00pm.
The Scary Plan - A 30 minute compilation of offbeat and quirky ghouls, ghosts, and ghastly stories. Monday 10/31 at 9:30pm.
Norton Juster is the author of The Phantom Tollbooth.
"There was once a boy named Milo who didn't know what to do with himself — not just sometimes but always. When he was in school he longed to be out, and when he was out he longed to be in ... Nothing really interested him — least of all the things that should have."
It was, of course, the doldrums — his own special version of them.
Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne with news of an unusual winning entry in Houston's annual Caesar salad competition. Best Presentation went to a Caesar salad cotton candy. As the Houston Press reports, the cotton candy was spun onto a cone made of romaine lettuce. Shredded parmesan cheese and black pepper were woven into the candy's pink fibers. It's not the most surprising entry. Last year's event included Caesar salad cupcakes and Caesar sorbet. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.
Here's one way to get rid of an invasive species - eat it. The snakehead fish arrived in Washington almost a decade ago. It's a scary looking marine predator that can even slither over land. In Asia, snakeheads are a delicacy, so tonight in Maryland a group of celebrity chefs will prepare the fish to appeal to American palates. One chef deep fries snakehead nuggets for a dish he calls frankenfish tacos. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright National Public Radio.