Perfect Pitch is the ability to recall any note at will without relying on a reference note. People with perfect pitch can tell you what key a song is in just by hearing it, and can sing a given note, say, a C#, out of the blue. This is associated with freakishly talented musicians like Mozart.
Final demolition of Wichita State University’s Wheatshocker Apartments started Monday morning. As KMUW’s Sean Sandefur reports, the six-story building along 17th street has housed students for decades.
The Wheatshocker Apartments have seen wave after wave of students since 1965. On Monday, a wrecking ball chipped away section after section. Big chunks collapsed in clouds of dust and flying concrete.
In a small, largely abandoned village along the coast in Belgium, the walls are covered in graffiti. What began as an effort by the few remaining locals to turn the town of Doel from a neglected company town into an artists’ colony has become something else entirely. The town now receives several thousand tourists annually, gawking at the bizarre setting. But they also take in many more vandals who are eager to exploit the obvious lack of regulations and absence of police.
Disney is well known for taking the fairytales of our childhood, sweetening them, and turning them into animated musical extravaganzas for children. Beauty and the Beast was originally a French tale, written by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, but it has been translated and retold almost from the moment it first appeared in print in 1756.
At the age of 18, white Afrikaner, Christo Brand was unaware he would be the prison guard for 60-year-old South African freedom fighter, Nelson Mandela. Their relationship grew into a life-long friendship. Brand discusses his new book Mandela, My Prisoner, My Friend at Wichita State Monday (12-08-14) on the campus of WSU. Recently, KMUW’s Carla Eckels talked to Brand about his experience with the humanitarian.
Christo Brand served as Mandela’s prison guard for 12 years primarily on Robben Island.
Protesters spoke out against the recent grand jury decisions in both Staten Island, New York and Ferguson, Missouri—two communities affected by officer-involved killings.
The two incidents, which occurred nearly 1,000 miles away from one another, will forever be linked by nationwide protesting over decisions not to indict the officers involved in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
Reverand Martin Grizzell stands with other protesters near Wichita State University. He holds a sign that reads, “America Practices Segregation, But Preaches Integration.”