Linda Wertheimer http://kuer.org en Filmmaker Searches For 'White Widow' Of London Bombing http://kuer.org/post/filmmaker-searches-white-widow-london-bombing Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>On July 7, 2005 - nine years ago tomorrow - a series of explosions in central London killed 52 people and injured over 700 others. One of the bombers, Germaine Lindsay, was married to Samantha Lewthwaite, a white, working-class girl from southern England. They had both converted to Islam. Lewthwaite denounced her husband's actions after the attacks, but then her life took another mysterious turn. She left England in 2008 and moved to South Africa and from there, to Kenya.<p>According to intelligence reports, she is now involved in terrorist activities. Sun, 06 Jul 2014 11:55:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 48840 at http://kuer.org Game Developers Conference: Not Your Typical Tech Convention http://kuer.org/post/game-developers-conference-not-your-typical-tech-convention Brian Crecente, who is covering the Game Developers Conference this week for the video game website Polygon, talks about the latest trends in the industry. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:53:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 43708 at http://kuer.org U.N. Report: All Sides Committing Atrocities In Syria http://kuer.org/post/un-report-all-sides-committing-atrocities-syria U.N. investigators are gathering the names of people they suspect of war crimes in Syria. In their latest report, they say all sides in the conflict are committing atrocities against civilians. We hear from Karen Abuzayd, who is with the U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Syria. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:43:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 43700 at http://kuer.org 'Wheel Of Fortune' Player Cashes In With N And E http://kuer.org/post/wheel-fortune-player-cashes-n-and-e A Wheel of Fortune contestant guessed a 12-letter phrase in the bonus round Wednesday night with only two letters revealed — and he won $45,000. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:43:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 43704 at http://kuer.org A Cronut By Any Other Name Is Still A Cronut http://kuer.org/post/cronut-any-other-name-still-cronut Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm Linda Wertheimer. Little Big's Bakery in South Portland, Maine worked up its version of the cronut, the croissant-donut hybrid. The Mainers tried to stand out, spelling theirs C-R-A-U-X-nut. But the original New York baker sent a letter saying he has trademarked the cronut name, no matter how you spell it. So Little Big's took another stab at it. Now they call their popular pastry C-and-Ds - standing for cease and desist. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.<p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:43:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 43705 at http://kuer.org Politics In The News: Immigration Overhaul, Budget Deal http://kuer.org/post/politics-news-25 A comprehensive immigration overhaul was passed by the Senate, but remains stalled in the House — waiting for a vote. Mon, 16 Dec 2013 10:03:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 39609 at http://kuer.org Intercepted Al-Qaida Communication Prompts Warnings http://kuer.org/post/intercepted-al-qaida-communication-prompts-warnings Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.<p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>And I'm Linda Wertheimer. Today the State Department advised all U.S. citizens to leave Yemen because of extremely high danger for Americans there. The U.S. Air Force has flown some State Department personnel out of the capital, Sana'a. In all, 19 U.S. embassies and consulates remain closed across the Middle East and Africa because of a security threat. We're hearing more about what is causing all the concern. Tue, 06 Aug 2013 09:43:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 33487 at http://kuer.org Rotenberg's Toronto Thrillers Mix Canadian Courtesy With Murder http://kuer.org/post/rotenbergs-toronto-thrillers-mix-canadian-courtesy-murder Robert Rotenberg has written four legal thrillers set in Toronto, that old industrial city on the shores of Lake Ontario. He's a criminal lawyer — all his books are centered on trials — and he loves his city so much that he makes multicultural Toronto a character in his books. Mon, 01 Jul 2013 07:55:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 31718 at http://kuer.org Rotenberg's Toronto Thrillers Mix Canadian Courtesy With Murder Feds Buckle On Emergency Contraception Age Restrictions http://kuer.org/post/feds-buckle-emergency-contraception-age-restrictions Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.<p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>And I'm Linda Wertheimer. The morning after pill is moving from behind the counter to on the shelf. Last night, the Obama administration announced it will comply with a court order that allows girls and women of any age to buy the emergency contraception without a prescription and without showing ID.<p>This decision is a sharp reversal for the administration and signals the end of a legal battle that spanned more than 12 years. Tue, 11 Jun 2013 09:23:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 30709 at http://kuer.org Intelligence Community Mines Phone Records, Internet Data http://kuer.org/post/intelligence-community-mines-phone-records-internet-data Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.<p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>And I'm Linda Wertheimer. Fri, 07 Jun 2013 10:09:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 30517 at http://kuer.org National Security Adviser Donilon Resigns; Rice To Take Over http://kuer.org/post/national-security-adviser-donilon-resigns-rice-take-over Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.<p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>And I'm Linda Wertheimer.<p>The Whitehouse has announced that President Obama's National Security Advisor is resigning and he will be replaced by Susan Rice, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. NPR's Ron Elving is here to tell us more. Ron, some months ago, Ms. Rice was rumored to be nominated Secretary of State - that, of course, did not happen. Wed, 05 Jun 2013 13:20:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 30396 at http://kuer.org Venezuela, World Leaders Mourn Hugo Chavez http://kuer.org/post/venezuela-world-leaders-mourn-hugo-chavez Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>Leader from around the world have arrived in Venezuela to pay their final respects to President Hugo Chavez, who used his country's oil wealth to put in place his vision of socialism during 14 years in power. And this larger-than-life leader presumably will continue to inspire his followers. The Venezuelan government plans to embalm his body and keep it on display in a glass coffin.<p>NPR's Juan Forero is in Caracas following events there. He joins us now. Juan, it sounds like this funeral is an extraordinary event. Fri, 08 Mar 2013 16:50:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 26088 at http://kuer.org Talks On Iran's Nuclear Program To Resume In April http://kuer.org/post/talks-irans-nuclear-program-resume-april Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>Iran now says compromise on its nuclear program may be possible. Of course, that comes with a number of ifs. Tehran says that's if international negotiators continue to take what it calls a more realistic approach. The big question, Western officials say, is whether Iran is willing to curb its nuclear activities. That is the message, after a two-day meeting between Iran and six world powers. NPR's Peter Kenyon joins us from Almaty, Kazakhstan where the talks just concluded.<p>Peter, on the surface this sounds like progress. Wed, 27 Feb 2013 11:40:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 25599 at http://kuer.org Is The Call For Universal Pre-Kindergarten Warranted? http://kuer.org/post/call-universal-pre-kindergarten-warranted Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>Providing free preschool education to children across America is a priority for President Obama's second term in office.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF STATE OF THE UNION SPEECH)<p>PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Every dollar we invest in high quality early childhood education can save more than seven dollars later on.<p>WERTHEIMER: The president made that case in last week's State of the Union message.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF STATE OF THE UNION SPEECH)<p>OBAMA: In states that make it a priority to educate our youngest children, like Georgia or Oklahoma, studies show students grow up Mon, 18 Feb 2013 11:57:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 25174 at http://kuer.org Sports In The News http://kuer.org/post/sports-news Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>It's been 24 years since Notre Dame won college football's national championships. But after a wild weekend of upsets, the Fighting Irish are the number one team in the country, following the release last night of the BCS standings. And the powerful Southeastern Conference, which appeared out of the running, is suddenly back in the picture, with several teams right behind Notre Dame in the rankings.<p>NPR sports correspondent Tom Goldman is here. Mon, 19 Nov 2012 09:49:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 21248 at http://kuer.org Petraeus To Testify At Closed Congressional Hearings http://kuer.org/post/petraeus-testify-closed-congressional-hearings Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.<p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>And I'm Linda Wertheimer. Former CIA Director David Petraeus is testifying before two congressional committees today. He's been called to discuss the CIA's role in the attack at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, back in September; an attack that took the lives of four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. Fri, 16 Nov 2012 10:08:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 21135 at http://kuer.org Doubts Creep In GOP Stronghold In Va. http://kuer.org/post/doubts-creep-gop-stronghold-va Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>President Barack Obama has pulled ahead of Governor Romney in another battleground state - Virginia. That's according to recent polls. This past week, we drove west from Washington, D.C. to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia to talk to voters about the presidential election. Sun, 23 Sep 2012 11:53:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 18665 at http://kuer.org China Charges Bo Xilai's Wife In British Man's Killing http://kuer.org/post/china-charges-bo-xilais-wife-british-mans-killing Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>China announced today that it is prosecuting the wife of a disgraced party official for the murder of a British man. It's the latest sensational twist in the country's biggest political scandal in decades. NPR's Louisa Lim joins us now from Beijing. Louisa, could you bring us up to speed on this scandal and what the latest news is?<p>LOUISA LIM, BYLINE: Yes, Linda. Well, today we had this sudden announcement by the Xinhua news agency that Gu Kailai, the wife of this disgraced official Bo Xilai has recently been prosecuted for intentional homicide. Thu, 26 Jul 2012 14:23:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 15572 at http://kuer.org Dark Doings Among The D.C. Monuments http://kuer.org/post/dark-doings-among-dc-monuments In Washington, D.C., the glittering marble of public buildings and monuments can conceal the darkest of deeds. And in the crime novels of Mike Lawson, they do.<p>"When I started writing, the very first decision I made was, I wanted the book set in D.C.," says Lawson, who recently published his seventh Washington-based thriller, <em>House Blood</em>. "That was before I had a character, or anything else."<p>And he had a reason.<p>"It's a target-rich environment for a writer," Lawson says. Mon, 09 Jul 2012 07:03:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 14648 at http://kuer.org Dark Doings Among The D.C. Monuments Physicists Find Evidence Of New Subatomic Particle http://kuer.org/post/physicists-find-evidence-new-subatomic-particle Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Linda Wertheimer.<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>And I'm Renee Montagne. Good morning.<p>Scientists in Switzerland today say they have made a momentous discovery. They've identified a new sub-atomic particle that helps explain how our universe is put together. It appears to be the long-sought Higgs boson, also called the god particle. The announcement stirred round after round of applause among the gathered scientists, who've been waiting for this moment for decades. Wed, 04 Jul 2012 09:08:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 14477 at http://kuer.org European Leaders Grapple With Saving Euro http://kuer.org/post/european-leaders-grapple-saving-euro Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Linda Wertheimer.<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>And I'm Renee Montagne. And with us in the studio is White House correspondent, Ari Shapiro. We are awaiting to - we are awaiting the Supreme Court's ruling, which actually has come out. It's much anticipated - the ruling on the constitutionality of the sweeping health care law. Thu, 28 Jun 2012 09:09:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 14154 at http://kuer.org