Robert Siegel http://wcbe.org en HIV Returns In Infected Toddler, Dashing Hopes Of Imminent Cure http://wcbe.org/post/hiv-returns-infected-toddler-dashing-hopes-imminent-cure Federal officials have announced that a young Mississippi girl, once thought to have been cured of HIV, now once again has detectable levels of the virus. This is a setback not just for the child, but also for hope of eradicating HIV in infants with a potent mix of drugs at birth. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:18:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 59266 at http://wcbe.org Obama Turns To Gov. Perry In Seeking A Solution To Border Crisis http://wcbe.org/post/obama-turns-gov-perry-seeking-solution-border-crisis After a meeting with Texas Gov. Rick Perry, President Obama addressed the influx of migrant children on the U.S.-Mexico border. He signaled his openness to Perry's solutions, saying he'd consider deploying the National Guard, but also called on Congress to offer solutions of its own. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:29:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 59184 at http://wcbe.org In One-Sided Semifinal, Germany Hands Brazil A Devastating Loss http://wcbe.org/post/half-hour-germany-begins-its-rout-brazil Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>The images out of Brazil right now are of fans in tears, faces with looks of disbelief, hands covering mouths in shock. In the first of two semifinal World Cup matches, the home team is losing and it's losing big. Germany is leading 5-0. Let's go to NPR's Tom Goldman in Rio de Janeiro. Tom, what's the scene where you are in Rio?<p>TOM GOLDMAN, BYLINE: Well, I can tell you the scene right now is a lot different than it was earlier today, Robert. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:14:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 59113 at http://wcbe.org In Battle Over Gaza, A Slow Build-up Shows No Signs Of Ending http://wcbe.org/post/battle-over-gaza-slow-build-shows-no-signs-ending Israel stepped up its air assault on the Gaza Strip, following the killings of Israeli and Palestinian teens. Unlike air strikes in the past, Israel has tempered its initial show of force for several reasons, but the situation appears to be steadily intensifying. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:13:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 59100 at http://wcbe.org Remembering Paul Mazursky, A Filmmaker With An Ear For His Era http://wcbe.org/post/remembering-paul-mazursky-filmmaker-ear-his-era Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Melissa Block.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>And I'm Robert Siegel. Filmmaker Paul Mazursky has died. The writer and director captured the spirit of his times in such comedies as "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice" and "An Unmarried Woman." Mazursky died yesterday in Los Angeles at the age of 84. And joining us now to talk about him is our film critic, Bob Mondello. Hi, Bob.<p>BOB MONDELLO, BYLINE: Hi.<p>SIEGEL: Mazursky had a very extensive career. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 20:25:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 58736 at http://wcbe.org Obama Vows To Flex Executive Authority On Immigration Policy http://wcbe.org/post/obama-vows-flex-executive-authority-immigration-policy Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>From NPR news, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Melissa Block.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>And I'm Robert Siegel. President Obama came out to the White House Rose Garden today to plead, once again, for Congress to act on the bipartisan immigration bill the Senate passed a year ago. Since then, it's been stalled in the House.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)<p>PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: If House Republicans are really concerned about me taking too many executive actions, the best solution to that is passing bills. Pass a bill. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:03:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 58672 at http://wcbe.org Headaches For FIFA: Injuries On Field And Hate In The Stands http://wcbe.org/post/headaches-fifa-injuries-field-and-hate-stands Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>To Brazil now, and three more World Cup matches today. And today's early match generated real news. Costa Rica scored a big upset over Italy to advance to the knockout round for only the second time, ever. The first time was 24 years ago. Here to talk about the indomitable Ticos of Costa Rica and the rest of the World Cup is sportswriter Stefan Fatsis. Hi, Stefan.<p>STEFAN FATSIS: Hey, Robert.<p>SIEGEL: Defending champion, Spain, has already been eliminated. And now England is eliminated. And Italy is on the brink?<p>FATSIS: Yep. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 23:08:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 58192 at http://wcbe.org GOP Completes Leadership Shuffle, As McCarthy And Scalise Step Up http://wcbe.org/post/gop-completes-leadership-shuffle-mccarthy-and-scalise-step House Republicans voted Thursday on leadership positions in the party's caucus. While House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy stepped up to the role of majority leader, Rep. Steve Scalise overcame a more crowded competition to replace McCarthy. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=GOP+Completes+Leadership+Shuffle%2C+As+McCarthy+And+Scalise+Step+Up&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3OTAzNzgzMDEzMTIyMTYyODIxZDdjYg004)"/></div><p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 20:33:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 58074 at http://wcbe.org Amazon Raises The Curtain On A Fire Of Its Own http://wcbe.org/post/amazon-raises-curtain-fire-its-own At an unveiling in Seattle, online retail giant Amazon announced its entry into the smartphone market with a new device called "Fire." NPR's Martin Kaste was at the unveiling in Seattle, and he offers his take on the event. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 21:26:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 57999 at http://wcbe.org U.S. Commandos Catch Alleged Leader Of Benghazi Attack http://wcbe.org/post/us-commandos-catch-alleged-leader-benghazi-attack Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, BYLINE: This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Melissa Block.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>And I'm Robert Siegel. The United States has, in custody, a man they say was behind the terrorist attack in Benghazi. His name is Ahmed Abu Khatallah. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 20:06:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 57928 at http://wcbe.org As Isis Strengthens Hold In Northern Iraq, Violent Reprisals Begin http://wcbe.org/post/isis-strengthens-hold-northern-iraq-violent-reprisals-begin Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Melissa Block.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>And I'm Robert Siegel. The fighting goes on in Iraq between government forces and Sunni groups led by extremist militants. At the same time, there are reports of escalating sectarian violence. The militant group ISIS has taken swaths of Northern and Western Iraq in a matter of days and continues to push into new territory. In a moment, we'll hear more about the broad ambitions ISIS has to conquer the region. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 20:06:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 57935 at http://wcbe.org 'A Change-up On Steroids:' The History Of A Sky-Scraping Pitch http://wcbe.org/post/change-steroids-history-sky-scraping-pitch In a recent Nippon Professional Baseball game in Japan, Kazuhito Tadano threw a slow, arcing pitch that caught the batter by surprise. Video of the play quickly went viral on the Internet, but the pitch has a history — and a name: the eephus pitch. Paul Dickson, author of the <a href="http://www.baseballdictionary.com/">Dickson Baseball Dictionary</a>, offers more details. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 21:33:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 57169 at http://wcbe.org An American Suicide Bomber In Syria http://wcbe.org/post/american-suicide-bomber-syria Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Melissa Block.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>And I'm Robert Siegel. The State Department has confirmed that a U.S. citizen was involved in the suicide bombing in Syria earlier this week. Today, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki confirmed the man's identity in response to a reporter's question.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF PRESS CONFERENCE)<p>UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: Can you confirm, at least, the name that he went by - as was published - Abu Huraya al-Amriki?<p>JEN PSAKI: That is correct. Fri, 30 May 2014 20:47:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 56982 at http://wcbe.org Madeleine Albright: A Free, Fair Election Possible In Ukraine http://wcbe.org/post/madeleine-albright-free-fair-election-possible-ukraine Robert Siegel speaks with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, who is in Kiev leading a team of international election observers set to monitor voting in Ukraine on Sunday. Fri, 23 May 2014 21:51:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 56589 at http://wcbe.org UK Government Asks: What's The Greatest Challenge Of Our Time? http://wcbe.org/post/uk-government-asks-whats-greatest-challenge-our-time Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>Now, a prize that's making a return: the Longitude Prize.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>It was set up in 1714 by the British government to solve the greatest challenge of that time: Pinpoint a ship's location at sea by knowing its longitude.<p>CORNISH: Three hundred years later, there's a video announcing its return.<p>UNIDENTIFIED MAN #1: We're at the dawn of a new world.<p>SIEGEL: Its committee is led by Lord Martin Rees, a professor at Cambridge University.<p>LORD MARTIN REES: And I also have the title of Astronomer Royal.<p>CORNISH: Astronomer royal - yeah Thu, 22 May 2014 17:13:13 +0000 Robert Siegel 56476 at http://wcbe.org On Auction Block: Draft Of 'Like A Rolling Stone,' And Some Doodles http://wcbe.org/post/auction-block-draft-rolling-stone-and-some-doodles Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>It's not all politics here in Washington. On Pennsylvania Avenue, there used to be a hotel called the Roger Smith. The top of the hotel's stationery proclaimed it was just one block from the White House. Fri, 02 May 2014 20:21:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 55389 at http://wcbe.org From Waltz To '90s Icon: The Unforgettable Life Of The Nokia Ringtone http://wcbe.org/post/waltz-90s-icon-unforgettable-life-nokia-ringtone Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>There was a time when cell phones were used to make calls and many of the calls were defined by this.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF NOKIA RINGTONE)<p>SIEGEL: The Nokia ringtone, it was introduced in 1994. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 21:12:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 55194 at http://wcbe.org What's Known — And Still Unclear — About The Fort Hood Shooting http://wcbe.org/post/whats-known-and-still-unclear-about-fort-hood-shooting Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel. We're continuing to follow developments in yesterday's deadly shooting at Fort Hood that left four people dead and 16 wounded. This afternoon, the commander of Fort Hood, Lieutenant General Mark Milley, confirmed the identity of the shooter.<p>LIEUTENTANT GENERAL MARK MILLEY: We are able to release, his next kin have been notified. The alleged shooter is Specialist Ivan A. Lopez. He is 34 years old, originally from Puerto Rico.<p>SIEGEL: At around 4:00 p.m. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:40:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 53781 at http://wcbe.org To Sell Health Care To Young People, Obama Steps 'Between Two Ferns' http://wcbe.org/post/sell-health-care-young-people-obama-steps-between-two-ferns Transcript <p>(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>Long-time fans of the comedy website, "Funny or Die," know this already. But for the rest of you, this is the theme song of "Between Two Ferns." The Web series mimics a low-budget, cable-access interview program.<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>It's the brainchild of actor and comedian Zach Galifinakis. He plays an unprepared host who fumbles through awkward conversations with celebrities. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 20:53:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 52487 at http://wcbe.org 'Bluish' Light May Help Alzheimer's Patients Find Bearings http://wcbe.org/post/bluish-light-may-help-alzheimers-patients-find-bearings Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>Now, health and electrical lighting. Last month, Mariana Figueiro showed me something she has developed to help seniors avoid falls in the night. Figueiro researches health applications at the Lighting Research Center at Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. Her project is a nightlight. But it's not just a single bulb. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 21:19:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 51404 at http://wcbe.org