World http://publicradioeast.org en Nobel Prize-Winning Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies At 87 http://publicradioeast.org/post/nobel-prize-winning-author-gabriel-garcia-marquez-dies-87 Nobel Prize-winning Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, author of <em>One Hundred Years of Solitude,</em> has died in Mexico City. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:37:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 39186 at http://publicradioeast.org Nobel Prize-Winning Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies At 87 When Being Pregnant Also Means Being Out Of A Job http://publicradioeast.org/post/when-being-pregnant-also-means-being-out-job The workplace has become a more understanding place for pregnant women or new moms these days. Many companies now have lactation rooms and offer more liberal maternity and paternity leave policies than in years past.<p>But for some women, pregnancy can still be a career liability.<p>Heather Myers was fresh out of high school and working at a Wal-Mart in Salina, Kan., in 2006 when she found out she was pregnant. She kept a water bottle with her on the sales floor, as her doctor recommended. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:30:00 +0000 Yuki Noguchi 39189 at http://publicradioeast.org When Being Pregnant Also Means Being Out Of A Job Writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Who Gave Voice To Latin America, Dies http://publicradioeast.org/post/writer-gabriel-garcia-marquez-who-gave-voice-latin-america-dies Latin American author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1982, died Thursday. He was 87. Garcia Marquez, the master of a style known as magic realism, was and remains Latin America's best-known writer.<p>His novels were filled with miraculous and enchanting events and characters; love and madness; wars, politics, dreams and death. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:30:00 +0000 Mandalit del Barco 39190 at http://publicradioeast.org Writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Who Gave Voice To Latin America, Dies A Story Of Torture And Forgiveness That Spans A Half-Century http://publicradioeast.org/post/story-torture-and-forgiveness-spans-half-century Director Jonathan Teplitsky speaks about his film The Railway Man. It tells the true story of Eric Lomax, a British Army officer who was a prisoner of war during World War II at a Japanese labor camp. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:30:00 +0000 NPR Staff 39192 at http://publicradioeast.org The Ohio Snake Art That's Been Mid-Slither For A Millennium http://publicradioeast.org/post/ohio-snake-art-thats-been-mid-slither-millennium In new installment of the Spring Break series, Noah Adams visits the Serpent Mound in southern Ohio. It's not a burial site; it's a massive, grass-covered effigy of a snake, created a thousand years ago. <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=The+Ohio+Snake+Art+That%27s+Been+Mid-Slither+For+A+Millennium&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM0MjIyMDEyMTY4NDM0NjllZGJiNw004)"/></div><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:30:00 +0000 Noah Adams 39187 at http://publicradioeast.org The Ohio Snake Art That's Been Mid-Slither For A Millennium Chelsea Clinton Says She's Pregnant http://publicradioeast.org/post/chelsea-clinton-says-shes-pregnant Chelsea Clinton announced Thursday that she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expecting the couple's first child, also a first grandchild for former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.<p>"Mark and I are very excited that we have our first child arriving later this year," Chelsea Clinton, who is 34, said at a New York event while sitting on a stage with her mother, according to The Associated Press.<p>Hillary Clinton said she's "really excited" about becoming a grandmother.<p>Chelsea is vice chairman of her family's foundation. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:07:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 39188 at http://publicradioeast.org Chelsea Clinton Says She's Pregnant A Duo's Debut Album: A Collaboration From 'The Both' http://publicradioeast.org/post/duos-debut-album-collaboration-both Transcript <p>DAVE DAVIES, HOST: <p>The Both is the name for the duo formed by veteran singer-songwriters Aimee Mann and Ted Leo. "The Both" is also the name of their debut album. The two began performing together in 2012, when Ted Leo was Mann's opening act. Mann began joining Leo onstage during his set. They liked the sound their voices together and started collaborating. Rock critic Ken Tucker has this review of "The Both."<p>(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "THE GAMBLER")<p>THE BOTH: (singing) The ball dropped in the cold like dawn on a cold eastern morning. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:57:00 +0000 Ken Tucker 39191 at http://publicradioeast.org 'Silicon Valley' Asks: Is Your Startup Really Making The World Better? http://publicradioeast.org/post/silicon-valley-asks-your-startup-really-making-world-better Mike Judge is no stranger to workplace comedy — back in 1999, he wrote and directed the cult classic <em>Office Space,</em> which poked fun at desk job-induced ennui in a 1990s software company.<p>Now, more than a decade later, Judge continues to find humor in the tech industry. In his new HBO sitcom, <em>Silicon Valley,</em> Judge explores what happens when young computer geeks become millionaires.<p>"The tech world has become really interesting to me, especially in recent years," Judge tells <em>Fresh Air</em>'s Dave Davies. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:34:00 +0000 editor 39176 at http://publicradioeast.org 'Silicon Valley' Asks: Is Your Startup Really Making The World Better? On Russian Call-in Show, Putin Maintains Hard Line Against West http://publicradioeast.org/post/russian-call-show-putin-maintains-hard-line-against-west Russian President Vladimir Putin says he hopes he won't have to move troops into Ukraine to protect the local Russian-speaking population, but he reserves the right to do so. He made the comments on a televised call-in show. <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=On+Russian+Call-in+Show%2C+Putin+Maintains+Hard+Line+Against+West&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzk4NjQwMDEzNTkxNDE0MTg3ZGYxMA004)"/></div><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:23:00 +0000 Corey Flintoff 39170 at http://publicradioeast.org Why Israel Is Staying On The Sidelines In Ukraine Crisis http://publicradioeast.org/post/why-israel-staying-sidelines-ukraine-crisis Israel has been largely silent about Russia's muscling in on Ukraine. The tiny country — with a Russian Jewish foreign minister — seems to want to preserve its good relations with Moscow. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:23:00 +0000 NPR Staff 39171 at http://publicradioeast.org Search Continues For Nearly 300 Missing In South Korea Ferry Accident http://publicradioeast.org/post/search-continues-nearly-300-missing-south-korea-ferry-accident The search continues for survivors and answers in the South Korean ferry disaster. NPR's Anthony Kuhn offers details on the latest developments. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:23:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 39172 at http://publicradioeast.org Opposing Protests Pull Eastern Ukraine In Two Directions http://publicradioeast.org/post/opposing-protests-pull-eastern-ukraine-two-directions In eastern Ukraine, demonstrators supporting a unified Ukraine are rallying just blocks from where pro-Russian militants are occupying a government building. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:23:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 39173 at http://publicradioeast.org Out Of A Tough Day Of Diplomacy, A Surprising Deal On Ukraine http://publicradioeast.org/post/out-tough-day-diplomacy-surprising-deal-ukraine Diplomats from the United States and Europe gathered in Geneva Thursday to discuss how to resolve the crisis in Ukraine. Secretary of State John Kerry and his counterparts from Russia, Ukraine and the European Union spoke for more than five hours on the issue. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:23:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 39174 at http://publicradioeast.org Harmony-Loving Sisters Keep It Retro http://publicradioeast.org/post/harmony-loving-sisters-keep-it-retro <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdPYwsbuASc</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:23:00 +0000 editor 39175 at http://publicradioeast.org Harmony-Loving Sisters Keep It Retro Big Stars Don't Always Guide TV Shows To Success http://publicradioeast.org/post/big-stars-dont-always-guide-tv-shows-success CBS is planning a one-hour season finale for Robin Williams' <em>The Crazy Ones</em>. It was one of three sitcoms built around big established stars this season, all three of which suffered in the ratings. It raises the question: Does television make stars, or is it the other way around? <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=Big+Stars+Don%27t+Always+Guide+TV+Shows+To+Success&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA1MzU5NTYzMDEyNzY2MjYxMzZjODE4NQ004)"/></div><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:23:00 +0000 Eric Deggans 39177 at http://publicradioeast.org Who's Crazy Enough To Start A Newspaper In 2014? Ask LA Register http://publicradioeast.org/post/whos-crazy-enough-start-newspaper-2014-ask-la-register The Los Angeles Register is a newspaper that just launched this week. Despite dropping newspaper sales, Ben Bergman of KPCC reports that the publisher thinks there's still an audience for print. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:23:00 +0000 editor 39178 at http://publicradioeast.org Amid The Tumult, What Dangers Face Minorities In Ukraine? http://publicradioeast.org/post/amid-tumult-what-dangers-face-minorities-ukraine Rita Izsak, the United Nations' special rapporteur on minority issues, discusses her recent visit to Ukraine. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:23:00 +0000 editor 39179 at http://publicradioeast.org Jeremiah Jae And Oliver The 2nd: 'Take It Back To The Essence' http://publicradioeast.org/post/jeremiah-jae-and-oliver-2nd-take-it-back-essence Jeremiah Jae and Oliver the 2<sup>nd</sup> are cousins who grew up in Chicago and Los Angeles, respectively. Already from a musical family — Oliver's father, Phil Perry, is a smooth jazz R&B singer and Jeremiah's played keys with Miles Davis and produced a few of his records — they have formed Black Jungle Squad, a collective of relatives and close friends. "Taking it back to the days when there was a lot more crews in hip-hop," says Jeremiah. "Like Native Tongues or Boogie Down Productions. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:11:00 +0000 editor 39167 at http://publicradioeast.org Jeremiah Jae And Oliver The 2nd: 'Take It Back To The Essence' Scientists Spot A Planet That Looks Like 'Earth's Cousin' http://publicradioeast.org/post/scientists-spot-planet-looks-earths-cousin Scientists who have been hunting for another Earth beyond our solar system have come across a planet that's remarkably similar to our world.<p>It's almost the same size as Earth, and it orbits in its star's "Goldilocks zone" — where temperatures are not too hot, not too cold, and maybe just right for life.<p>But a lot about this planet is going to remain a mystery, because it's 500 light-years away.<p>Researchers detected the planet while poring over data collected by <a href="http://kepler.nasa.gov/">NASA's Kepler Space Telescope</a>. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:02:00 +0000 Nell Greenfieldboyce 39168 at http://publicradioeast.org Scientists Spot A Planet That Looks Like 'Earth's Cousin' Chili Say What? Linguistics Help Pinpoint Pepper's Origins http://publicradioeast.org/post/chili-say-what-linguistics-help-pinpoint-peppers-origins Count us among those who just can't get enough chili pepper news.<p>These spicy fruits are beloved around the world for their ability to sex up nearly any cuisine. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:59:00 +0000 April Fulton 39165 at http://publicradioeast.org Chili Say What? Linguistics Help Pinpoint Pepper's Origins