Sound Opinions

Sound Opinions is a radio talk show and podcast based in Chicago. It focuses on the discussion of musical genres, history and albums, it airs on weekends on WBEZ, is syndicated though the Public Radio Exchange to air on public radio stations around the United States. It is available for download and streaming; the show is hosted by Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot and features interviews with musicians and industry figures as well as dissections of classic albums and musical movements. Kot and DeRogatis review recent record releases and share under-the-radar albums they call "Buried Treasures." Sound Opinions is produced by Alex Claiborne, Ayana Contreras and Andrew Gill. Sound Opinions was adapted for television by WTTW in Chicago. Sound Opinions began life as a regular feature on Ed Schwartz's overnight program on WLUP-AM in 1993 featuring Chicago Sun Times music critic Jim DeRogatis and Bill Wyman, the rock critic for the Chicago Reader at that time, it was given its own time-slot on Sunday afternoons following the Sunday Funnies, a comedy program hosted by Brian McCann.

In 1994 it moved to Q101. The show ended in 1995, it was reincarnated on WXRT with Kot replacing Wyman in 1998. In 2005 after 354 shows it moved to WBEZ, it was distributed nationally by American Public Media and was available as a podcast. On July 1, 2010, the program switched distributors from APM to the Public Radio Exchange, a web-based distribution outlet for public radio programs, the first ongoing series to leave one of the big three satellite-delivered public radio program distributors for PRX; the Sound Opinions Message Board known as "the SOMB," attracted music aficionados. Its users, or "SOMBies," discussed music, the Chicago scene, pop culture and their personal lives. Annual "Best Of" lists were regularly compiled, it is no longer in operation. Ruby, Jeff. "The Secrets of Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis's Success on'Sound Opinions'". Chicago Magazine. Retrieved August 11, 2011. Official website

Parties in the European Council during 2012

This article describes the party affiliations of leaders of each member-state represented in the European Council during the year 2012. The list below gives the political party that each head of government, or head of state, belongs to at the national level, as well as the European political alliance to which that national party belongs; the states are listed from most to least populous. More populous states have greater influence in the council, in accordance with the system of Qualified Majority Voting. ^ Supported by PD-L ^ AKEL holds only observer status with the Party of the European Left. ^ The party's name was changed to Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party on 10 November 2012.^ Supported by PD-L Presidency of the Council of the European Union Council of the European Union

Embassy of Ukraine, Minsk

The Embassy of Ukraine in Minsk is the diplomatic mission of Ukraine in Belarus. Diplomatic relations between Ukraine and Belarus established December 27, 1991. Embassy of Ukraine in Belarus was launched June 30, 1992. Embassy House opened December 1, 2000 by the President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma, Prime Minister of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko, Ukraine's Foreign Minister Anatoliy Zlenko and Prime Minister of Belarus Vladimir Yermoshin and Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic Belarus - Foreign Minister of Belarus Mikhail Khvostov. Ukraine opened a Consulate General in Brest. Volodymyr Zheliba Noah Goren Anatoly Dron Petro Shapoval Valentyn Nalyvaichenko Ihor Likhovy Roman Bezsmertnyi Viktor Tykhonov Viktor Yakubov, Chargé d'Affaires ad interim Mykhailo Yezhel Valery Dzhyhun, Chargé d'Affaires ad interim Ihor Kyzym Ukraine–Belarus relations Foreign relations of Belarus Foreign relations of Ukraine Embassy of Belarus in Kyiv List of diplomatic missions of Ukraine Embassy of Ukraine in Minsk Consulate General of Ukraine in Brest