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Posted Monday, August 8, 2022 by WLRH News

Athens author John Davis describes his visit to the "Wall of Fear", otherwise known as the Iron Curtain--in chilling detail.

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In Valley Sounds this week, we launch into outer space with the dreamy sounds of DJ Farabi, and hear new music from WordzPerfect, Jayne & The Huntsmen, Barricades at Night, Calypso Vision, and John Isom, along with tunes from Speckled Bird, Gabe LaRose, and Space Tyger. Hear Valley Sounds Saturday nights at 9pm on WLRH 89.3 FM/HD, and Sunday nights at 9pm on 88.1 WUTC Chattanooga or download the podcast with the WLRH Mobile App!

Monita Soni takes us across time and space to a family picnic along the river Jhelum in the Nanda Devi National Park of India.

Local comedian Christy Montgomery joins us for another Funny You Should Ask! Christy talks with us about rediscovering herself by telling jokes, dealing with cultural sensitivity in comedy and more...

In Valley Sounds this week, we have new music from Shattered Monsters with tunes from their 2020 self titled EP. Plus new tunes from Hudson Taylor Harrika, With Love, Chypho, and Lua Sol, along with music from Aaron Wilson, Zami Maré and Justin Pearson. Hear Valley Sounds Saturday nights at 9pm on WLRH 89.3 FM/HD, and Sunday nights at 9pm on 88.1 WUTC Chattanooga or download the podcast with the WLRH Mobile App!

The ongoing war in Ukraine has caused poetry to spill from Huntsville's Rosemary McMahan.

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A driver pumps gas at a Gulf gas station in Lynnfield, Mass., on July 19. Gasoline prices are dropping, which is helping bring down inflation. But the cost of many other things are still climbing.

Falling gasoline prices are expected to put a dent in the July inflation rate due out this morning. But other costs such as housing continue to climb, putting a strain on many family budgets.

In this Jan. 20, 2001, file photo, standing in the rain, President George W. Bush waves as he watches his inaugural parade pass by the White House viewing stand in Washington, Saturday afternoon, Jan. 20, 2001. With him are his wife and first lady Laura Bush and his father, former President George H.W. Bush.

There have been five presidents who won the electoral vote but not the popular vote, including George W. Bush and Donald Trump.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says the state's "Don't tread on me" license plate sends a "clear message to out-of-state cars."

Gov. Ron DeSantis says a plate featuring the Revolutionary War-era Gadsden flag sends a "clear message to out-of-state cars." Others say the flag symbolizes a dangerous far-right extremist ideology.

Dancing and merriment ensue as Donny Broussard and the Louisiana Stars play during the KVPI morning show.

Eight radio stations in Southern Louisiana still broadcast partially in French as they try to keep alive a dying language in the area. French has been spoken there since the mid-1700s.

Commander of U.S. Central Command Gen. Kenneth McKenzie testifies during a hearing before Senate Armed Services Committee in September, 2021. The committee held the hearing "to receive testimony on the conclusion of military operations in Afghanistan and plans for future counterterrorism operations."

Recently retired General Frank McKenzie reflects on the withdrawal from Afghanistan, who bears responsibility for the way it unfolded, and how the U.S. "lost track" of why it was in the country.

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