Obits http://www.kplu.org en Remembering Maya Angelou: Her 2011 KPLU Interview http://www.kplu.org/post/remembering-maya-angelou-her-2011-kplu-interview <p>Poet and author Maya Angelou died today at age 86. Her autobiography "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" broke new ground with its descriptions of overcoming racism and trauma in the South. Throughout her life, Angelou was celebrated for her words. She shared a few of those words with KPLU's&nbsp;Bellamy Pailthorp, in a 2011 interview we're reposting here:</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 15:08:51 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp & Ed Ronco 16846 at http://www.kplu.org Remembering Maya Angelou: Her 2011 KPLU Interview Remembering The Vital Force Of Jazz Pianist Dave Brubeck http://www.kplu.org/post/remembering-vital-force-jazz-pianist-dave-brubeck <em>To listen to Neda Ulaby's appreciation of Dave Brubeck's life and career, as heard on </em>All Things Considered<em>, click the audio link.</em><p>For millions of Americans who came of age in the 1950s, Dave Brubeck was jazz. His performances on college campuses, Top 40 radio play, his role as a jazz ambassador for the U.S., his picture on the cover of <em>Time</em> magazine — all made him one of the most recognized and recognizable musicians of the era.<br /> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 18:48:38 +0000 7291 at http://www.kplu.org Remembering The Vital Force Of Jazz Pianist Dave Brubeck Malcolm Browne, journalist who took the 'burning monk' photo, dies http://www.kplu.org/post/malcolm-browne-journalist-who-took-burning-monk-photo-dies Malcolm Browne was a first-rate reporter who spent decades at <em>The New York Times</em>, covered wars around the world and won the Pulitzer Prize for his writing about the early days of the Vietnam war.<p>And yet he will forever be remembered for one famous picture, the 1963 photo of a Buddhist monk who calmly set himself on fire on the streets of Saigon to protest against the South Vietnamese government, which was being supported by the U.S.<p>In a war that would produce many shocks to the American public, Browne's photo was one of the first and remains an iconic image of the war a half-cen Tue, 28 Aug 2012 23:19:30 +0000 6120 at http://www.kplu.org Malcolm Browne, journalist who took the 'burning monk' photo, dies Andy Griffith: A TV icon from Mayberry to 'Matlock' http://www.kplu.org/post/andy-griffith-tv-icon-mayberry-matlock In a career that spanned half a century, actor and comedian Andy Griffith starred in five different television series, made more than 30 movies and even recorded a Grammy Award-winning gospel album. He died Tuesday morning in North Carolina at the age of 86.<p>Griffith had many starring performances, but there was one role that defined him for generations of fans. He was 34 years old in 1960 when he ventured into weekly television for the first time. Tue, 03 Jul 2012 17:47:35 +0000 5485 at http://www.kplu.org Andy Griffith: A TV icon from Mayberry to 'Matlock' Remembering Seattle sailors, killed by Somali pirates http://www.kplu.org/post/remembering-seattle-sailors-killed-somali-pirates <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-954116.mp3</p><p>Family and friends are grieving the loss of a Seattle couple <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/us-military-seattle-couple-among-four-killed-somali-pirates">who were killed as they sailed around the world</a>.&nbsp; They were captured by Somali pirates, along with another couple from California.&nbsp;</p><p>Walter Friesen&nbsp; knew them.&nbsp; He&#39;s a member of the <a href="http://ssyc.com/">Seattle Singles Yacht Club</a>, where the deceased couple met.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 23 Feb 2011 00:54:22 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp, Keith Seinfeld & The Associated Press 852 at http://www.kplu.org Remembering Seattle sailors, killed by Somali pirates