The Morning Cram [green days, blue music edition]

Nov 25, 2013

From NPR: Billy Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones are making a new album. "We can't not look at each other; it doesn't work," Jones says of singing with the Green Day frontman. The two discuss tackling the signature close harmonies of The Everly Brothers.

Kentucky: The Big Rivers Electric Corp. will be forced to raise rates again for its 113,000 customers, as a second western Kentucky aluminum smelter has reached an agreement to purchase its electricity on the free market. Kentucky's lead police agency has started its annual food drive across the state. Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes is calling for additional tax breaks for businesses that provide on-site child care to help working women. Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear will help distribute food for Thanksgiving meals to the needy in Lexington today. Three teachers have been chosen for the Gov. Louie B. Nunn Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame, housed at Western Kentucky University. Kentucky State Police have charged 57-year-old James Beyer of the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office for Sexual Abuse and Official Misconduct.

Tennessee: Waterfowl hunting season opens on Thanksgiving Day throughout Tennessee except the Reelfoot zone.