Philip Reeves http://nhpr.org en Airlines Suspend Flights To Pakistani City After Shooting http://nhpr.org/post/airlines-suspend-flights-pakistani-city-after-shooting Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>The largest airline in the Middle East says it has suspended flights to a city in Pakistan. Emirates says it will no longer fly to Peshawar, at least for now. This is after someone opened fire on a Pakistani passenger jet that was coming in to land there. NPR's Philip Reeves reports on a blow to Pakistan at a time of crisis.<p>PHILIP REEVES, BYLINE: Pakistanis have lived with violence for many years. Bombings and assassinations make headlines one day and are forgotten the next. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 10:52:00 +0000 Philip Reeves 50884 at http://nhpr.org Pakistani Juice Drink Packs A Sweet And Spicy Punch http://nhpr.org/post/pakistani-juice-drink-packs-sweet-and-spicy-punch You don't often see a man cheerily quaffing from a half-pint mug on a street corner in Pakistan's capital, Islamabad.<p>But the drink in this gentleman's hand is as innocent as a newborn kitten.<p>It's called <a href="http://herbs-treatandtaste.blogspot.com/2011/01/what-is-aloo-bukhara-plums-medicinal.html">aloo bukhara</a> juice, and contains tamarind and dried plums, or prunes, if you prefer.<p>Summer's reaching a punishing peak here - it's 104 degrees Fahrenheit - so I assumed he was just drinking to keep cool.<p>But a sign on the wall behind him explains that <em>aloo bukhara</em> offers o Fri, 13 Jun 2014 15:58:00 +0000 Philip Reeves 50182 at http://nhpr.org Pakistani Juice Drink Packs A Sweet And Spicy Punch Pakistan May Not Have Made The World Cup Cut, But The Ball Is Another Story http://nhpr.org/post/pakistan-may-not-have-made-world-cup-cut-ball-another-story As the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/06/12/321302409/time-for-kickoff-worlds-attention-focused-on-world-cup">World Cup bonanza kicks off in Brazil</a>, it'll be watched with unusual interest by a nation on the other side of the globe that enjoys no international success whatever on the soccer field.<p>The 200 million or so people of Pakistan are far more celebrated for their wizardry at cricket than at soccer, but that doesn't deter this violence-battered country from taking great pride in the fact that it manufactured the official ball for this year's tournament.<p>The <a Thu, 12 Jun 2014 17:01:00 +0000 Philip Reeves 50123 at http://nhpr.org Pakistan May Not Have Made The World Cup Cut, But The Ball Is Another Story Taliban Claim Credit For Another Attack In Karachi http://nhpr.org/post/taliban-claim-credit-another-attack-karachi Militants are attacking a security training facility near the Karachi airport. The incident comes less than two days after a deadly attack on the Karachi airport itself. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 09:37:00 +0000 Philip Reeves 49959 at http://nhpr.org Pakistani Woman Beaten To Death By Her Family As Police Stand By http://nhpr.org/post/pakistani-woman-beaten-death-her-family-police-stand Pakistan is reeling from the latest so-called "honor killing." A pregnant woman was stoned to death just feet from a courthouse for marrying a man against her family's wishes. Police stood by as family members, including a woman, took part in the killing. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 29 May 2014 20:27:00 +0000 Philip Reeves 49400 at http://nhpr.org A Millionaire Saves The Silenced Symphonies Of Pakistan http://nhpr.org/post/millionaire-saves-silenced-symphonies-pakistan <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ck3I3zBw9uU</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLF46JKkCNg</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e85wO8rsCoQ</p> Sat, 26 Apr 2014 12:07:00 +0000 Philip Reeves 47440 at http://nhpr.org A Millionaire Saves The Silenced Symphonies Of Pakistan 2 Pakistani Musicians Gain Fame Singing Political Satire http://nhpr.org/post/2-pakistani-gain-fame-singing-political-satire Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>There's also anxiety in Pakistan because it is a country where you can get into big trouble because of what you say. Recently, gunmen there opened fire on a prominent journalist who's a critic of Islamic extremism, killing his driver. Twenty-five journalists have been killed over the last decade. Non-journalists like the young activist Malala Yousafzai have been attacked. NPR's Philip Reeves went to see two young Pakistanis who think they're better off singing about their political views than talking. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:19:00 +0000 Philip Reeves 46506 at http://nhpr.org The Shipping Forecast: From Britain's Seas Into Its Soul http://nhpr.org/post/shipping-forecast-britains-seas-its-soul It is a bizarre nightly ritual that is deeply embedded in the British way of life.<p>You switch off the TV, lock up the house, slip into bed, turn on your radio, and begin to listen to a mantra, delivered by a soothing, soporific voice.<p>"Viking, North Utsire, South Utsire, Forties, Cromarty, Forth, Tyne, Dogger ...." says the voice.<p>You are aware — vaguely — that these delicious words are names, and that those names refer to big blocks of sea around your island nation, stretching all the way up to Iceland and down to North Africa.<p>Your mind begins to swoop across the landscape, sleepily Mon, 16 Dec 2013 21:20:00 +0000 Philip Reeves 40251 at http://nhpr.org The Shipping Forecast: From Britain's Seas Into Its Soul Skateboarders Mobilize As Art Center Tries To Reclaim Cavern http://nhpr.org/post/skateboarders-mobilize-art-center-tries-reclaim-cavern Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>And I'm Robert Siegel.<p>In medieval times, the south bank of the River Thames in London was full of seedy theaters, brothels and scoundrels. But centuries later, it has become one of the world's finest centers for the arts. Recent plans to expand the arts center has revealed a uniquely, contemporary conflict. Mon, 09 Sep 2013 20:57:00 +0000 Philip Reeves 34639 at http://nhpr.org U.K. Lawmakers Vote Against Syria Strike http://nhpr.org/post/symbolic-vote-uk-lawmakers-advise-against-syria-strike Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>I'm Melissa Block. And we begin with the sharp and sudden backlash in Britain against military action in Syria. Tonight, the House of Commons issued a defiant rebuke to Prime Minister David Cameron. He took the case for military action to Parliament, arguing that the Syrian government should be held accountable for the deaths of hundreds of people in last week's apparent chemical weapons attack. But Cameron met fierce opposition from lawmakers. Thu, 29 Aug 2013 22:19:00 +0000 Philip Reeves 34091 at http://nhpr.org U.K. Detains Partner Of Journalist Who Talked With Snowden http://nhpr.org/post/uk-detains-partner-journalist-who-talked-snowden Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>Authorities in Britain are under pressure today to explain why they detained the partner of a journalist who's published documents leaked by the whistleblower Edward Snowden. David Miranda was held at London's Heathrow Airport for nearly nine hours yesterday under U.K. terrorism laws. Miranda's partner, a journalist with the Guardian newspaper, has been breaking some big stories about the intelligence-gathering methods of the U.S. National Security Agency. Mon, 19 Aug 2013 21:13:00 +0000 Philip Reeves 33448 at http://nhpr.org Church Invested In Pay Day Loan Companies It Admonished http://nhpr.org/post/church-invested-pay-day-loan-companies-it-admonished Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel. The Church of England's top bishop is in a little hot water. The archbishop of Canterbury is embroiled in a controversy about ethical investment. Fri, 26 Jul 2013 20:59:00 +0000 Philip Reeves 32061 at http://nhpr.org Thar He Blows: Trump Tussles With Scots Over Wind Turbines http://nhpr.org/post/thar-he-blows-trump-tussles-scots-over-wind-turbines A fierce legal battle is under way in Scotland, involving U.S. tycoon Donald Trump.<p>At the heart of the wrangle: wind.<p>Europe is leading the way in generating energy using wind. Huge turbines whir away on the hills and in the seas throughout the continent.<p>The roots of Trump's hatred for these turbines can be found, at least in part, in what was once a stretch of rolling dunes and grassland in northeastern Scotland, overlooking the North Sea.<p>He is spending hundreds of millions creating a resort there.<p>Last year, he opened its star attraction, a championship golf links. Mon, 01 Jul 2013 07:01:00 +0000 Philip Reeves 30442 at http://nhpr.org Thar He Blows: Trump Tussles With Scots Over Wind Turbines Islamabad Reservoir Cools Pakistanis http://nhpr.org/post/islamabad-reservoir-cools-pakistanis Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>Most people look forward to summer, but perhaps not in Pakistan. NPR's Philip Reeves has been out and about in its capital city, and sent us this letter from Islamabad.<p>PHILIP REEVES, BYLINE: I often wonder how Pakistanis manage to keep up their spirits. Every day brings fresh reports of militant attacks, murders or kidnappings. And even after the monsoon rains roll in, as they are now, it can be unbearably hot. This year's worse than ever thanks to constant power outages. Sat, 15 Jun 2013 13:09:00 +0000 Philip Reeves 29545 at http://nhpr.org Alex Ferguson: A Legendary Manager For An Iconic Franchise http://nhpr.org/post/alex-ferguson-legendary-manager-iconic-franchise <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/05/08/182190351/manchester-uniteds-sir-alex-ferguson-is-retiring" target="_blank">The resignation</a> of veteran Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson is an event causing ripples that go way beyond the island where the Scotsman spent his long and illustrious career.<p>Walk into a bar pretty much anywhere from Buenos Aires to Bangkok, mention Ferguson or his star-studded team of Red Devils, and you can be sure of a lively conversation — and perhaps a heated argument.<p>Ferguson's name is not always greeted with warmth, especially by supporters Wed, 08 May 2013 15:23:00 +0000 Philip Reeves 27088 at http://nhpr.org Alex Ferguson: A Legendary Manager For An Iconic Franchise