August 2012

George Shearing

George Shearing  Blind British pianist, George Shearing wrote over 300 songs, and created his own unique sound with classical harmony and a brilliant knowledge of the piano. He was Marian McPartland's favorite guest and became an American jazz legend.  Hear Shearing favorites Lullaby of Birdland and September in the Rain tonight on the 9 O'clock Special. Jazz awakes tonight at 8!

Mexican gray wolf to be spared, headed to Scottsdale

A Mexican gray wolf that had been targeted for death will be spared.

A Scottsdale wildlife sanctuary will take the alpha female that has been killing cattle on a ranch in New Mexico. Spokeswoman Linda Searles of Southwest Sanctuary says the wolf can be brought to her new home as soon as she's captured in New Mexico.

"She will go through quarantine when she first gets here, and after that she will be put in with another wolf, so she will have wolves all around her and she will have a wolf companion at some point. But she will be here for the rest of her life," she said.