Linda Wertheimer http://nhpr.org en Game Developers Conference: Not Your Typical Tech Convention http://nhpr.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 45403 at http://nhpr.org Why Cholera Persists In Haiti Despite An Abundance Of Aid http://nhpr.org/post/lack-working-sewers-allows-haitis-cholera-outbreak-persist It's been more than three years since cholera struck Haiti. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:43:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 45395 at http://nhpr.org Why Cholera Persists In Haiti Despite An Abundance Of Aid 'Wheel Of Fortune' Player Cashes In With N And E http://nhpr.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 45397 at http://nhpr.org A Cronut By Any Other Name Is Still A Cronut http://nhpr.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 45398 at http://nhpr.org Tech Execs Complain About NSA During Obama Meeting http://nhpr.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 40365 at http://nhpr.org Politics In The News: Immigration Overhaul, Budget Deal http://nhpr.org/post/politics-news-22 A comprehensive immigration overhaul was passed by the Senate, but remains stalled in the House — waiting for a vote. Mon, 16 Dec 2013 10:03:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 40198 at http://nhpr.org Shopping Online For Health Exchanges Not Perfect Yet http://nhpr.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 39284 at http://nhpr.org Intercepted Al-Qaida Communication Prompts Warnings http://nhpr.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 32610 at http://nhpr.org Jeff Bezos To Buy 'Washington Post' From Graham Family http://nhpr.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 32605 at http://nhpr.org Ex-Rep. Lindy Boggs: Advocate For Women, Dedicated To Family http://nhpr.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 32086 at http://nhpr.org Ex-Rep. Lindy Boggs: Advocate For Women, Dedicated To Family Rotenberg's Toronto Thrillers Mix Canadian Courtesy With Murder http://nhpr.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 30441 at http://nhpr.org Rotenberg's Toronto Thrillers Mix Canadian Courtesy With Murder Feds Buckle On Emergency Contraception Age Restrictions http://nhpr.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 29240 at http://nhpr.org NSA Collects Verizon Customers' Records http://nhpr.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 28915 at http://nhpr.org National Security Adviser Donilon Resigns; Rice To Take Over http://nhpr.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 28855 at http://nhpr.org Venezuela, World Leaders Mourn Hugo Chavez http://nhpr.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 23355 at http://nhpr.org