Linda Wertheimer http://wfae.org en Filmmaker Searches For 'White Widow' Of London Bombing http://wfae.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 54326 at http://wfae.org Hard-Boiled Hero Jack Irish Lives, And Drinks, In A Shadowy Melbourne http://wfae.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 54004 at http://wfae.org Hard-Boiled Hero Jack Irish Lives, And Drinks, In A Shadowy Melbourne Game Developers Conference: Not Your Typical Tech Convention http://wfae.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 47411 at http://wfae.org A Cronut By Any Other Name Is Still A Cronut http://wfae.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 47406 at http://wfae.org 'Wheel Of Fortune' Player Cashes In With N And E http://wfae.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 47409 at http://wfae.org U.N. Report: All Sides Committing Atrocities In Syria http://wfae.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 09:06:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 47396 at http://wfae.org Sanctions Target Business Leaders, Others With Ties To Putin http://wfae.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 09:06:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 47398 at http://wfae.org A Meteoric Rise For Young 'Divergent' Author http://wfae.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 09:06:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 47400 at http://wfae.org Islamic Extremists Alter Dynamics In Syria's War Civil http://wfae.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 40148 at http://wfae.org White House Presses On With Plans To Strike Syria http://wfae.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 34336 at http://wfae.org