David Greene http://ktep.org en Artists Try To Fuse Cultural Differences Between Miami And Cuba http://ktep.org/post/artists-try-fuse-cultural-differences-between-miami-and-cuba Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>This is the sound of Obsesion.<p>ALEXEI RODRIGUEZ: (Singing in foreign language).<p>MONTAGNE: Obsesion is a Cuban hip-hop duo. They invited our colleague, David Greene, for a visit when he was in Havana a few weeks ago.<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Their names are Magia Lopez and Alexei Rodriguez. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:19:00 +0000 David Greene 44697 at http://ktep.org Tourism Money Flows Into Cuba, Bringing Economic Hopes And Fears http://ktep.org/post/tourism-money-flows-cuba-bringing-economic-hopes-and-fears Every morning, Manuel Landin Rodriguez walks past the luxurious state-owned Xanadu Mansion hotel and crosses its neatly trimmed golf course all the way to its edge. He camps out on the cliff overlooking the turquoise Caribbean waters that make the resort town of Varadero on Cuba's northern coast so famous.<p>Landin, a retired physical education teacher, comes to the spot to fish. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 07:17:00 +0000 David Greene 43442 at http://ktep.org Tourism Money Flows Into Cuba, Bringing Economic Hopes And Fears Cuba's Mariel Port: Once An Escape, Now A Window To The Future http://ktep.org/post/cubas-mariel-port-once-escape-now-window-future When you arrive at the Jose Marti International Airport in Havana, you're greeted with a barrage of billboards with the popular Cuban government slogan promoting tourism: "Cuba, where the past and the present converge."<p>Perhaps nowhere on the island is that statement more true than in the city of Mariel, about 30 miles from Havana on the northwestern coast.<p>Mariel port is strategically located at the mouth of the Gulf of Mexico, facing the United States. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 07:29:00 +0000 David Greene & Jasmine Garsd 43367 at http://ktep.org Cuba's Mariel Port: Once An Escape, Now A Window To The Future Cuba's Budding Entrepreneurs Travel A Rocky Road Toward Success http://ktep.org/post/cubas-budding-entrepreneurs-travel-rocky-road-toward-success When Americans think of business in Cuba, they think of government-owned enterprise. And the vast majority of Cubans do work for the state.<p>But in recent years, private business owners known as <em>cuentapropistas</em> have flourished on the island.<p><em>Cuentapropismo</em> literally means "on your own account." As far back as the 1970s, Fidel Castro was talking about how socialism and small business ownership could coexist. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 07:40:00 +0000 David Greene 43289 at http://ktep.org Cuba's Budding Entrepreneurs Travel A Rocky Road Toward Success After Mubarak, Egypt Appears Ready To Elect Another Military Man http://ktep.org/post/after-mubarak-egypt-appears-ready-elect-another-military-man Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>And so as Leila just told us, Egyptians appear ready to elect a military man - which in a way seems amazing considering the images we remember from three years ago. At that point, a military dictator, Hosni Mubarak, was removed from power. At that time, it was NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro in Cairo. She was witnessing all of the celebration.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED BROADCAST)<p>LOURDES GARCIA-NAVARRO, BYLINE: There are tooting horns and people running and screaming in the streets - just an absolutely mad air of celebration. Mon, 26 May 2014 11:20:00 +0000 David Greene 41410 at http://ktep.org Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Part Of Campaign Finance Law http://ktep.org/post/supreme-court-strikes-down-key-part-campaign-finance-law Transcript <p>(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC) Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.<p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 17:04:00 +0000 David Greene 37908 at http://ktep.org Search Planes Fail To Locate Objects Spotted By Satellite http://ktep.org/post/search-planes-fail-locate-objects-spotted-satellite 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. Two large objects showed up satellite images bobbing in a remote part of the Indian Ocean.<p>WERTHEIMER: Now the search is on to find those objects and see if they are part of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane. Search planes and boats are covering an area about 1,500 miles southwest of Perth, Australia.<p>GREENE: And NPR's David Schaper joins us on the line now with the latest on the search. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 10:24:00 +0000 David Greene 37114 at http://ktep.org Twitter Tool Lets Users Revist First Tweets http://ktep.org/post/twitter-tool-lets-users-revist-first-tweets Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Good morning, I'm David Greene.<p>It is Twitter's 8th birthday. To celebrate, the site has put out a tool that lets you see any user's very first tweet. Some were naturals. Warren Buffett's first tweet, Warren is in the house, has been retweeted more than 40,000 times. Others might cringe at their first contribution. Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, tweeted about his dance lessons: No pain, no gain. Awkward but fun this dancing, I still can't do macarena. That's what he wrote.<p>You're listening to MORNING EDITION. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:43:00 +0000 David Greene 37112 at http://ktep.org Wait. How Much Is That Doggy? http://ktep.org/post/wait-how-much-doggy A Chinese property developer has reportedly paid close to $2 million for a golden-haired Tibetan mastiff puppy. The lion-looking dogs have become a status symbol for China's very rich. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 09:06:00 +0000 David Greene 37023 at http://ktep.org Tattoo Of Handgun Triggers Call To Police http://ktep.org/post/tattoo-handgun-triggers-call-police Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Good morning, I'm David Greene.<p>Michael Smith, of Norridgewock, Maine, has a really convincing tattoo of a handgun on his lower stomach. This week, he woke up to a crew cutting trees outside. He marched out to tell them to stop with his shirt off. A bit later he woke up again, to a SWAT team with rifles trained. The tree cutters had mistaken his tattoo for a real gun tucked in his belt.<p>Smith told the police, quote, "I got plans today. I don't want to get shot." He was not charged.<p>You're listening to MORNING EDITION. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 09:06:00 +0000 David Greene 37024 at http://ktep.org Objects Spotted In Indian Ocean Possibly Linked To Missing Jet http://ktep.org/post/objects-spotted-indian-ocean-possibly-linked-missing-jet Australian officials say they are searching the Indian Ocean southwest of Perth after satellite images found objects that are possibly connected to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 08:31:00 +0000 David Greene 37016 at http://ktep.org Brit Uses Shakespeare To Exact Revenge http://ktep.org/post/brit-uses-shakespeare-exact-revenge Edd Joseph bought a game console online, but he never received it. So he took revenge by texting 37 full Shakespeare plays to the seller's phone. That's nearly 30,000 messages. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 09:49:00 +0000 David Greene 36955 at http://ktep.org As Russia Annexes Crimea, Ukraine Seeks Peaceful End To Crisis http://ktep.org/post/russia-annexes-crimea-ukraine-seeks-peaceful-end-crisis Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Good morning, I'm David Greene.<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>And I'm Renee Montagne.<p>Russia may have taken Crimea out of Ukraine, but it hasn't quite taken Ukraine out of Crimea. For one thing, there are still Ukrainian troops there and Russia wants them gone.<p>GREENE: Today Russian backed forces stormed Ukraine's naval headquarters in Ukrain's main Black Sea port. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 09:01:00 +0000 David Greene 36949 at http://ktep.org Sen. Durbin Says U.S. Is Ready To Provide Nonlethal Aid To Ukraine http://ktep.org/post/ukraine-sen-durbin-says-us-ready-provide-nonlethal-aid Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>And I'm David Greene.<p>Just before residents of Crimea voted to break away from Ukraine and join Russia, a group of U.S. senators visited Kiev. They were showing support for Ukraine's new government, and also offering U.S. help. Among them was Illinois Democrat Richard Durbin. We reached him by phone in Chicago, and asked if the U.S. and Europe have to accept that Crimea is now part of Russia.<p>SENATOR RICHARD DURBIN: I don't accept that. I don't think we should. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 09:24:00 +0000 David Greene 36866 at http://ktep.org Primark To Pay $10 Million To Victims Of Bangladesh Factory Collapse http://ktep.org/post/primark-pay-10-million-victims-bangladesh-factory-collapse British clothing retailer Primark says it will pay $10 million in compensation to the victims of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh last year. The tragedy killed more than 1,100. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 09:24:00 +0000 David Greene 36868 at http://ktep.org Red Robin Adds New Adult Milkshake To Menu http://ktep.org/post/red-robin-adds-new-adult-milkshake-menu A new offering from the food chain Red Robin: milkshakes made with wine. The first wine shake on the menu will be the Mango Moscato — made with wine, vodka, mango puree and vanilla ice cream. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 09:24:00 +0000 David Greene 36880 at http://ktep.org Clothing Retailer Lands End To Split From Sears http://ktep.org/post/clothing-retailer-lands-end-split-sears Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>NPR's business news begins with a split for Lands' End.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)<p>GREENE: Lands' End, the outdoor clothing retailer, will spin off from Sears Holdings Corporation next month and operate as a standalone, publicly traded company.<p>In its amended filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Lands' End said stakeholders and Sears will receive about .3 shares of Lands' End Common Stock. Sears sales have declined since it combined with K-Mart in 2005. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 10:27:00 +0000 David Greene 36809 at http://ktep.org Man Turns Himself In After Google Search Tells Him He's Wanted http://ktep.org/post/man-turns-himself-after-google-search-tells-him-hes-wanted Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Good morning, I'm David Greene.<p>Recently Christopher Viatafa did something many of us have done: He Googled his own name. But what he found wasn't so normal. It was his own face, on Northern California's Most Wanted website. He allegedly pulled a gun at a party last summer and fired it into the ground. In what authorities are calling an act of good judgment after a very bad call, Viatafa turned himself in. He's been charged with assault with a deadly weapon. He's now listed as a captured fugitive.<p>It's MORNING EDITION. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 09:37:00 +0000 David Greene 36807 at http://ktep.org Negotiators Gather In Vienna For Talks On Iran's Nukes http://ktep.org/post/negotiators-gather-vienna-talks-irans-nukes With the clock ticking on a six-month deal to limit Iran's nuclear program in exchange for easing economic sanctions, negotiators from Iran and world powers meet this week in Vienna. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 09:02:00 +0000 David Greene 36801 at http://ktep.org For Foster The People Frontman, Fame And Isolation http://ktep.org/post/foster-people-frontman-fame-then-isolation Transcript <p>(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "PUMPED UP SUP KICK")<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>A few years ago, this song came out of nowhere, "Pumped Up Kicks" from Foster The People, an unsigned band from L.A. It became one of 2011's biggest hits.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "PUMPED UP SUP KICK")<p>FOSTER THE PEOPLE: (Singing) All the other kids with the pumped up kicks, you better run, better run, outrun my gun. All the other...<p>GREENE: Song, as you can hear, has a summer party sound. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 09:02:00 +0000 David Greene 36806 at http://ktep.org Tea Party Voters In Idaho Don't Want Feds Intruding http://ktep.org/post/tea-party-voters-idaho-dont-want-feds-intruding In Challis, the debate is over the reach of Washington and how state land is used. Morning Edition has traveled to Idaho for one of the mostly closely watched political races this year. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 10:57:00 +0000 David Greene 33398 at http://ktep.org Tea Party Wants To Make Spending A Federal Case In Idaho http://ktep.org/post/tea-party-wants-make-spending-federal-case-idaho Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>This is MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>And I'm Steve Inskeep.<p>In election years, we hear a lot of reporting from swing states: Ohio, Florida, Wisconsin. We do not usually hear as much from a place like Idaho, because it is so deeply one color: red. But this midterm election year, Idaho is home to one of the most closely watched races in this nation. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 12:11:00 +0000 David Greene 33321 at http://ktep.org Idaho District Reflects Battle Over GOP's Soul http://ktep.org/post/idaho-district-reflects-battle-over-gops-soul In 2013, the battle lines were drawn within the Republican Party. This year, war may be breaking out across the country.<p>The Tea Party has already proven it has the energy, influence and cash to change elections and shape the landscape of Congress. Now, moderate and establishment-oriented Republicans are trying to match their intensity.<p>Case in point: Idaho's 2nd Congressional District, where we are reporting from this week on <em>Morning Edition</em>. Eight-term Rep. Wed, 22 Jan 2014 12:39:00 +0000 David Greene & Arnie Seipel 33253 at http://ktep.org Idaho District Reflects Battle Over GOP's Soul Supreme Court Declines To Consider Arizona Abortion Law http://ktep.org/post/supreme-court-declines-consider-arizona-abortion-law Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>And some news from the Supreme Court this morning: The justices have decided not to intervene in a legal battle over abortion in the state of Arizona. Earlier, an appeals court said the state's law banning most abortions after 20 weeks was unconstitutional. The high court's decision today not to review the case effectively blocks that ban from coming into place in Arizona.<p>NPR's Julie Rovner joins us to talk about the implications of this. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 17:19:00 +0000 David Greene 32681 at http://ktep.org Central African Republic President Resigns http://ktep.org/post/central-african-republic-president-resigns Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>We have a development, this morning, in one of the tragic conflicts we've been following in Africa. The president of Central African Republic resigned this morning. Local and international pressure had been building against President Michel Djotodia. He took power in a military coup last spring, plunging the country into a multi-sided civil war. Some of the fighting has just been bands of soldiers pillaging and killing civilians. Much of it, though, has also broken down into Muslim verses Christian violence. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 13:47:00 +0000 David Greene 32525 at http://ktep.org Labor Department's December Report Shows Jobless Rate Dipped http://ktep.org/post/job-market-seems-be-warming-its-still-slow-going Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Supporters of a minimum wage say it can be especially important at a time of relatively high unemployment, when workers have little bargaining power. This morning we'll get a fresh snapshot of unemployment in the U.S. when the government releases new jobs numbers. NPR's Yuki Noguchi came by to talk about what to expect. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 10:01:00 +0000 David Greene 32509 at http://ktep.org Al-Qaida Extremists Fight For Influence In Iraq, Syria http://ktep.org/post/al-qaida-extremists-fight-influence-iraq-syria In Syria, militias linked to al-Qaida have taken the lead in the fight against the Assad government. In Iraq, they've caused a wave of violence including bombings against civilians and attacks on government forces. Mon, 06 Jan 2014 10:17:00 +0000 David Greene 32195 at http://ktep.org NFL Playoffs To Start With Wild Card Teams In Action http://ktep.org/post/nfl-playoffs-begin-wild-card-teams Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>OK. We've gotten through Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year's. But if you're an NFL fan, the next holiday up is Wild Card Weekend. There is football on Saturday and Sunday. Four wild card teams facing four teams that won their divisions. And there are some pretty interesting storylines to cover. Let's cover them with NPR's Mike Pesca. Hey, Mike.<p>MIKE PESCA, BYLINE: Storyline number one - not all the teams playing are wild cards. It is called that but they get to play divisional leaders, don't they?<p>GREENE: Yeah. Fri, 03 Jan 2014 09:39:00 +0000 David Greene 32056 at http://ktep.org 2 Bombings In Russia Raise Olympic Security Questions http://ktep.org/post/2-bombings-russia-raise-olympic-security-questions One of southern Russia's largest cities is reeling from two deadly bombings in the last 24 hours. The violence took place in Volgograd which is hundreds of miles from Sochi, where the Winter Olympics will be held. This has raised questions about whether these acts of terrorism are related to the staging of the Olympics. Mon, 30 Dec 2013 10:05:00 +0000 David Greene 31797 at http://ktep.org South Sudan's Political Rift Leads To Violent Deaths http://ktep.org/post/south-sudans-political-rift-leads-violent-deaths Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Good morning, I'm David Greene.<p>This is a sound you might not expect to hear in a nation being torn up by violence.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF SINGING)<p>GREENE: These are worshippers at a church in Juba, the capital of South Sudan. That young country, which gained its independence in 2011, has been the scene of tribal massacres killing at least a thousand people and uprooting many more. It all started with a power struggle between the president and former vice president. Wed, 25 Dec 2013 10:20:00 +0000 David Greene 31572 at http://ktep.org