Linda Wertheimer http://wcbe.org en Game Developers Conference: Not Your Typical Tech Convention http://wcbe.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 11:49:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 53038 at http://wcbe.org U.N. Report: All Sides Committing Atrocities In Syria http://wcbe.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 53020 at http://wcbe.org 'Wheel Of Fortune' Player Cashes In With N And E http://wcbe.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 53024 at http://wcbe.org A Cronut By Any Other Name Is Still A Cronut http://wcbe.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 53025 at http://wcbe.org Intercepted Al-Qaida Communication Prompts Warnings http://wcbe.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 40717 at http://wcbe.org Ex-Rep. Lindy Boggs: Advocate For Women, Dedicated To Family http://wcbe.org/post/ex-rep-lindy-boggs-advocate-women-dedicated-family Lindy Boggs died Saturday morning. She was 97 years old, had served in Congress for close to 20 years and also as the U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, appointed by President Bill Clinton.<p>But those achievements, great as they are, do not begin to sum up the life and accomplishments of Lindy Boggs. As many of you know, she is part of our family at NPR: Her daughter is <a href="http://www.npr.org/people/2101090/cokie-roberts">Cokie Roberts</a>. And she has many friends here, as she does everywhere.<p>Lindy was born in the spring of 1916. Sat, 27 Jul 2013 17:01:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 40181 at http://wcbe.org Ex-Rep. Lindy Boggs: Advocate For Women, Dedicated To Family Rotenberg's Toronto Thrillers Mix Canadian Courtesy With Murder http://wcbe.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 38516 at http://wcbe.org Rotenberg's Toronto Thrillers Mix Canadian Courtesy With Murder Feds Buckle On Emergency Contraception Age Restrictions http://wcbe.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 37327 at http://wcbe.org National Security Adviser Donilon Resigns; Rice To Take Over http://wcbe.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 36979 at http://wcbe.org Venezuela, World Leaders Mourn Hugo Chavez http://wcbe.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 31988 at http://wcbe.org Talks On Iran's Nuclear Program To Resume In April http://wcbe.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 11:13:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 31386 at http://wcbe.org North Korea Admits It Carried Out Nuclear Test http://wcbe.org/post/north-korea-admits-it-carried-out-nuclear-test North Korea confirmed on Tuesday that it had successfully conducted a third nuclear test. It's an important step toward North Korea's goal of building a bomb small enough to be fitted on a missile that could reach United States. Tue, 12 Feb 2013 09:47:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 30509 at http://wcbe.org Politics In The News http://wcbe.org/post/politics-news-19 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>President Obama is traveling in Asia this week, reasserting his foreign policy role after months of focus on his re-election bid. But even as the president works to shore up relationships around the world, Republican members of Congress continue to challenge the administration's handling of the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Mon, 19 Nov 2012 09:49:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 26134 at http://wcbe.org Sports In The News http://wcbe.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 26137 at http://wcbe.org China Charges Bo Xilai's Wife In British Man's Killing http://wcbe.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 14:35:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 19548 at http://wcbe.org Dark Doings Among The D.C. Monuments http://wcbe.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 18483 at http://wcbe.org Dark Doings Among The D.C. Monuments Physicists Find Evidence Of New Subatomic Particle http://wcbe.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 18288 at http://wcbe.org 100 Meter Runoff Canceled, Tarmoh Pulls Out Of Race http://wcbe.org/post/100-meter-runoff-canceled-tarmoh-pulls-out-race Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>The U.S. Olympic Track and Field trials soared to a start last month in Eugene, Oregon, with a world record in the decathlon. Yesterday, the trials limped to a controversial end. A planned 100 meter run-off was canceled between sprinters Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh after Tarmoh decided not to race.<p>The two tied for third place in the women's 100. Then, a drawn-out and what many considered clumsy attempt to break the tie hung over the trials and never really went away. Tue, 03 Jul 2012 10:36:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 18226 at http://wcbe.org European Leaders Grapple With Saving Euro http://wcbe.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 09:16:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 17946 at http://wcbe.org Assange Seeks Asylum At Ecuador's London Embassy http://wcbe.org/post/assange-seeks-asylum-ecuadors-london-embassy Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>The founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, spent the night at the embassy of Ecuador in London. Yesterday, he unexpectedly walked into the embassy and requested political asylum. Assange is seeking to avoid being extradited from Britain to Sweden, where he's wanted for questioning about allegations of sex crimes, including rape. We're joined by NPR's Phil Reeves in London. Phil, why do this now?<p>PHILIP REEVES, BYLINE: Because he's reached the end of the road, legally. Wed, 20 Jun 2012 12:08:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 17557 at http://wcbe.org