Linda Wertheimer http://ktep.org en Game Developers Conference: Not Your Typical Tech Convention http://ktep.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 37117 at http://ktep.org U.N. Report: All Sides Committing Atrocities In Syria http://ktep.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 37107 at http://ktep.org Sanctions Target Business Leaders, Others With Ties To Putin http://ktep.org/post/sanctions-target-business-leaders-others-ties-putin Guest host Linda Wertheimer speaks with Washington Post correspondent Will Englund in Moscow about the list of Russians slapped with U.S. sanctions in response to Russia's annexation of Crimea. Englund says the list includes government and business leaders who have been close to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:43:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 37109 at http://ktep.org 'Wheel Of Fortune' Player Cashes In With N And E http://ktep.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 37113 at http://ktep.org A Meteoric Rise For Young 'Divergent' Author http://ktep.org/post/meteoric-rise-young-divergent-author Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>You've heard that "Divergent" follows in the path of other young adult series, like "Twilight" and "The Hunger Games" that went on to triumph at the box office. One thing the "Divergent" trilogy has on the other two - its author age. Veronica Roth wrote "Divergent" and signed a book deal while she was still in college. The books hit shelves three years ago when she was 22. Roth said she wasn't sure what to think when she heard "Divergent" would become a film franchise. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:43:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 37100 at http://ktep.org A Cronut By Any Other Name Is Still A Cronut http://ktep.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 37104 at http://ktep.org With Congress Gone, D.C. Takes On Effortless Beauty http://ktep.org/post/congress-gone-dc-takes-effortless-beauty Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>'Twas the week after Christmas and I in my cap and heavy sweater and down vest ventured out to find our beautiful capital city glittering in the winter sunshine, the cold air so clear that the crescent moon looks like a chalk drawing on the deep blue sky. The Capitol Dome and the spike of the Washington Monument all shine, showing their best postcard poses.<p>And it's easy to go touring around and look at them. There's very little traffic. Sat, 28 Dec 2013 13:51:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 31727 at http://ktep.org Shopping Online For Health Exchanges Not Perfect Yet http://ktep.org/post/shopping-online-health-exchanges-not-perfect-yet Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Linda Wertheimer.<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>And I'm David Greene. Good morning. We hope many of you are enjoying some time off for Thanksgiving, maybe doing some shopping, but meanwhile work is continuing on the website for the federal health care exchanges.<p>WERTHEIMER: Just before the holiday, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that one part of the site won't be ready. Fri, 29 Nov 2013 10:10:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 29915 at http://ktep.org Islamic Extremists Alter Dynamics In Syria's War Civil http://ktep.org/post/turkeys-border-syria-affected-islamic-extremists-surge Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>We're gonna take a look now at the changing dynamics in the Syrian civil war. It's been going on for two and a half years now. Well over 100,000 people have died. In that time, Islamist extremists have emerged as the best armed and financed opposition to the regime of Bashar al Assad, eclipsing the opposition groups favored by the West.<p>NPR's Deborah Amos has been covering the course of the war. She just traveled along the Turkish border with Syria. There she saw how the extremist surge is having a profound impact. She joins us now from Beirut. Fri, 29 Nov 2013 10:10:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 29920 at http://ktep.org White House Presses On With Plans To Strike Syria http://ktep.org/post/white-house-presses-plans-strike-syria Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Linda Wertheimer.<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>And I'm David Greene. Good morning. Preparations for a military strike against Syria continue. Fri, 30 Aug 2013 08:46:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 24062 at http://ktep.org Intercepted Al-Qaida Communication Prompts Warnings http://ktep.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 22449 at http://ktep.org Jeff Bezos To Buy 'Washington Post' From Graham Family http://ktep.org/post/jeff-bezos-buy-washington-post-graham-family 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. This morning, The Washington Post is in its own headlines. The Graham family, which controlled the Post for eight decades, is selling the flagship paper. Here's Washington Post Chairman Donald Graham, in a Post-TV video talking about the sale.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF POST-TV VIDEO)<p>DONALD GRAHAM: We knew we could keep the Post alive. We knew it could survive. But our aspirations for the Post have always been higher by that. Tue, 06 Aug 2013 08:46:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 22447 at http://ktep.org Ex-Rep. Lindy Boggs: Advocate For Women, Dedicated To Family http://ktep.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 16:59:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 21853 at http://ktep.org Ex-Rep. Lindy Boggs: Advocate For Women, Dedicated To Family Rotenberg's Toronto Thrillers Mix Canadian Courtesy With Murder http://ktep.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 20015 at http://ktep.org Rotenberg's Toronto Thrillers Mix Canadian Courtesy With Murder Syrians React To U.S. Providing Military Aid To Rebels http://ktep.org/post/syrians-react-us-providing-military-aid-rebels Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>This is MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.<p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, BYLINE: And I'm Linda Wertheimer. The White House announced last night it will now give direct military aid to Syrian rebel forces. Administration officials say this follows intelligence assessments that indicate the regime of President Bashar al-Assad has used chemical weapons repeatedly against opposition forces in the past year. For more on what this means, we go to NPR's Deborah Amos who is in Amman, Jordan. Fri, 14 Jun 2013 09:38:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 18928 at http://ktep.org Feds Buckle On Emergency Contraception Age Restrictions http://ktep.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 18681 at http://ktep.org 'Guardian' Reveals Source Of NSA Leaks http://ktep.org/post/guardian-reveals-source-nsa-leaks The Guardian newspaper says the insider who blew the whistle on the NSA's probing of major U.S. Internet and telecom companies is a 29-year-old analyst who's been working for the agency under a government contract. His name is Edward Snowden. Mon, 10 Jun 2013 08:30:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 18606 at http://ktep.org Intelligence Community Mines Phone Records, Internet Data http://ktep.org/post/intelligence-community-interested-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 08:46:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 18439 at http://ktep.org NSA Collects Verizon Customers' Records http://ktep.org/post/nsa-collects-verizon-customers-records The National Security Agency is collecting the phone records of millions of Americans for three months. The news was first reported by the Guardian newspaper. The request for the records was placed with a special intelligence court days after the Boston bombings. Thu, 06 Jun 2013 09:19:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 18354 at http://ktep.org National Security Adviser Donilon Resigns; Rice To Take Over http://ktep.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 18289 at http://ktep.org Violent Protests Persist In Turkish Cities http://ktep.org/post/violent-protests-persist-turkish-cities 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. It was another night of violent protest in Turkey.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF SHOUTING, GUNFIRE)<p>WERTHEIMER: Police clashed with tens of thousands of protestors in Istanbul, in Ankara, and in other cities overnight, capping a weekend of unrest that has seen well over a thousand people injured and prompted the White House to issue a statement on Sunday calling on Turkey's security forces to exercise restraint. Mon, 03 Jun 2013 09:54:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 18124 at http://ktep.org Venezuela, World Leaders Mourn Hugo Chavez http://ktep.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 12391 at http://ktep.org Talks On Iran's Nuclear Program To Resume In April http://ktep.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 11667 at http://ktep.org 1 Week Later: Following Up On Destructive Meteorite http://ktep.org/post/1-week-later-following-destructive-meteorite A flaming meteor streaked through the skies over Russia last Friday. It exploded with the force of 20 atomic bombs over the Siberian city of Chelyabinsk. A thousand people were injured; most of them were watching it and were cut when the shock wave shattered windows. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 10:42:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 11374 at http://ktep.org Hagel Nomination Blocked At Least Temporarily http://ktep.org/post/hagel-nomination-blocked-least-temporarily Chuck Hagel will have to wait at least another 10 days to find out if the Senate will confirm him as the next secretary of defense. That's because Senate Democrats failed to muster the 60 vote supermajority needed to break a GOP filibuster of the former Nebraska Republican senator's nomination. Fri, 15 Feb 2013 11:12:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 10960 at http://ktep.org Merger Deal Expected For American, U.S. Airways http://ktep.org/post/merger-deal-expected-american-us-airways 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>More now on this morning's merger announcement by American Airlines and U.S. Airways. The deal would create the biggest air carrier in the U.S., with an estimated value of $11 billion. The merger must still be approved by regulators. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 11:05:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 10864 at http://ktep.org Pope's Abdication Puts Church Into Uncharted Territory http://ktep.org/post/popes-abdication-puts-church-uncharted-territory 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>Catholics and the rest of the world are grappling with the implications of Pope Benedict's stunning announcement that he will resign on the evening of February 28th. The abdication is the first in many centuries, and it puts the church in uncharted territory for the first time in modern history.<p>NPR'S Sylvia Poggioli joins us on the line from Rome. Sylvia, what happens now? Tue, 12 Feb 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 10699 at http://ktep.org What Difference Will More Women Make In Congress? http://ktep.org/post/what-difference-will-more-women-make-congress The 113th Congress is setting a new record, with 101 women this time around. Now there's lots of speculation about what difference — if any — a sizable group of women might make to our national legislature. Sat, 05 Jan 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 8289 at http://ktep.org Egyptian President Morsi Makes Power Grab http://ktep.org/post/egyptian-president-morsi-makes-power-grab 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. The streets of Egyptian cities are flooded with demonstrators today. In Cairo and Alexandria, Portside and Suez, thousands are protesting the president for issuing a decree that gives him immense power over all the branches of government. There are street fights in some places, between opponents and supporters of President Mohamed Morsi. Fri, 23 Nov 2012 09:35:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 5770 at http://ktep.org Congolese Rebels Control Eastern City Of Goma http://ktep.org/post/congolese-rebels-control-eastern-city-goma Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>Tens of thousands of people have fled days of fighting in Democratic Republic of Congo, as a rebel militia took control of a key regional capital, Goma. UN peacekeepers apparently stood by as the rebels entered the city, which is at the heart of the mineral rich east of the country. It has often been the focus of rebel attacks, but this marks the first time in a decade the Congolese government has lost control of the city. Wed, 21 Nov 2012 11:33:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 5667 at http://ktep.org