Linda Wertheimer http://publicradioeast.org en Filmmaker Searches For 'White Widow' Of London Bombing http://publicradioeast.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 45681 at http://publicradioeast.org Hard-Boiled Hero Jack Irish Lives, And Drinks, In A Shadowy Melbourne http://publicradioeast.org/post/hard-boiled-hero-jack-irish-lives-and-drinks-shadowy-melbourne Peter Temple writes prize-winning thrillers, four of them about his sometimes hapless investigator, Jack Irish. The books capture Melbourne, Australia: its pubs, racetracks, big boulevards rattling with traffic, and narrow alleys — called lanes — painted with graffiti.<p>Jack Irish was headed for a life as a successful suburban solicitor, or lawyer, when one of his criminal clients murdered Jack's wife, and Jack dropped the law to become a drunk. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 07:16:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 45277 at http://publicradioeast.org Hard-Boiled Hero Jack Irish Lives, And Drinks, In A Shadowy Melbourne Game Developers Conference: Not Your Typical Tech Convention http://publicradioeast.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 11:45:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 36971 at http://publicradioeast.org U.N. Report: All Sides Committing Atrocities In Syria http://publicradioeast.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 36959 at http://publicradioeast.org Sanctions Target Business Leaders, Others With Ties To Putin http://publicradioeast.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 36961 at http://publicradioeast.org 'Wheel Of Fortune' Player Cashes In With N And E http://publicradioeast.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 36963 at http://publicradioeast.org A Cronut By Any Other Name Is Still A Cronut http://publicradioeast.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 36964 at http://publicradioeast.org Tech Execs Complain About NSA During Obama Meeting http://publicradioeast.org/post/tech-execs-complain-about-nsa-during-obama-meeting Leaders of some of this country's largest technology companies were at the White House on Tuesday to meet with President Obama. While the administration said the meeting would touch on a range of topics, including issues with the health care website, many of the tech executives had another matter on their minds: the National Security Agency. Wed, 18 Dec 2013 10:37:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 30125 at http://publicradioeast.org Politics In The News: Immigration Overhaul, Budget Deal http://publicradioeast.org/post/politics-news-29 A comprehensive immigration overhaul was passed by the Senate, but remains stalled in the House — waiting for a vote. Mon, 16 Dec 2013 09:35:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 29931 at http://publicradioeast.org Islamic Extremists Alter Dynamics In Syria's War Civil http://publicradioeast.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 28738 at http://publicradioeast.org White House Presses On With Plans To Strike Syria http://publicradioeast.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 22213 at http://publicradioeast.org Intercepted Al-Qaida Communication Prompts Warnings http://publicradioeast.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 20372 at http://publicradioeast.org Jeff Bezos To Buy 'Washington Post' From Graham Family http://publicradioeast.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 09:02:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 20369 at http://publicradioeast.org Ex-Rep. Lindy Boggs: Advocate For Women, Dedicated To Family http://publicradioeast.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 19684 at http://publicradioeast.org Ex-Rep. Lindy Boggs: Advocate For Women, Dedicated To Family Rotenberg's Toronto Thrillers Mix Canadian Courtesy With Murder http://publicradioeast.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 17611 at http://publicradioeast.org Rotenberg's Toronto Thrillers Mix Canadian Courtesy With Murder Syrians React To U.S. Providing Military Aid To Rebels http://publicradioeast.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 09:22:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 16416 at http://publicradioeast.org Are American Attitudes Toward Privacy Changing? http://publicradioeast.org/post/are-american-attitudes-toward-privacy-changing The ongoing national debate over surveillance prompts us to take a closer look at the way Americans think about their privacy. Several scientific studies show that what Americans say they want in terms of privacy does not match the way they behave. Thu, 13 Jun 2013 10:02:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 16312 at http://publicradioeast.org Feds Buckle On Emergency Contraception Age Restrictions http://publicradioeast.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 16134 at http://publicradioeast.org 'Guardian' Reveals Source Of NSA Leaks http://publicradioeast.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 16046 at http://publicradioeast.org NSA Collects Verizon Customers' Records http://publicradioeast.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 15753 at http://publicradioeast.org