Arnie Seipel http://nhpr.org en Romney Plans Israel Visit This Summer http://nhpr.org/post/romney-plans-israel-visit-summer Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney plans to visit Israel this summer.<p>While details of the trip were not made available by the Romney campaign, the former Massachusetts governor will reportedly visit the Jewish state in conjunction with his trip to the London Olympics at the end of July.<p><em>The New York Times,</em> which <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/03/us/politics/romney-plans-trip-to-israel.html?_r=1&amp;smid=tw-share">first reported</a> the trip, says the GOP candidate will hold a public event there in addition to meetings with Israeli President Shimon Peres, Prime Mon, 02 Jul 2012 23:02:00 +0000 Arnie Seipel 8032 at http://nhpr.org Romney Plans Israel Visit This Summer PAC Supporting Former Giffords Opponent Uses Gun Image To Raise Money http://nhpr.org/post/pac-supporting-former-giffords-opponent-uses-gun-image-raise-money <strong>-- Updated at 12:46 pm ET with a statement from Jesse Kelly's campaign. See end of post. --</strong><p>A PAC supporting Jesse Kelly, a former Marine running to replace Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in a special election on Tuesday, is using an image Kelly's campaign has avoided thus far — the candidate holding a gun.<p>Kelly, a Republican, ran against Giffords, a Democrat, in 2010. Thu, 07 Jun 2012 16:30:00 +0000 Arnie Seipel 6413 at http://nhpr.org PAC Supporting Former Giffords Opponent Uses Gun Image To Raise Money The Curious Life Of Futurist Author Ray Bradbury http://nhpr.org/post/curious-life-futurist-author-ray-bradbury Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Some sad news this morning: The world has lost a literary giant. Author Ray Bradbury died last night after a long illness. He was 91 years old. He wrote such classics as "The Martian Chronicles" and "Fahrenheit 451" - futuristic tales from a man who never used a computer, or even drove a car. NPR's Arnie Seipel has more on Bradbury and his curious life.<p>ARNIE SEIPEL, BYLINE: Ray Bradbury grew up during the Great Depression. He said it was a time when people couldn't imagine the future, and Bradbury's active imagination made him stand out. Wed, 06 Jun 2012 16:46:00 +0000 Arnie Seipel 6317 at http://nhpr.org 'Fahrenheit 451' Author Ray Bradbury Dies At 91 http://nhpr.org/post/fahrenheit-451-author-ray-bradbury-dies-91 Ray Bradbury, author of <em>The Martian Chronicles</em> and <em>Fahrenheit 451, </em>died Tuesday. He was 91. Bradbury was known for his futuristic tales — but he never used a computer, or even drove a car.<p>Bradbury was born in Waukegan, Ill., in 1920 and grew up during the Great Depression. He said it was a time when people couldn't imagine the future, and his active imagination made him stand out. Wed, 06 Jun 2012 16:22:00 +0000 Arnie Seipel 6320 at http://nhpr.org 'Fahrenheit 451' Author Ray Bradbury Dies At 91 Obama Calls Romney In Rare Moment Of Courtesy Between Candidates http://nhpr.org/post/obama-calls-romney-rare-moment-courtesy-between-candidates With most media organizations <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=153957104" target="_blank">now projecting</a> that Mitt Romney has secured enough delegates to clinch the Republican presidential nomination, President Obama called the former Massachusetts governor to offer his congratulations.<p>The Obama-Biden campaign offered this statement on Wednesday:<p><blockquote><p>"At approximately 11:30 AM ET this morning, the President called Governor Romney to congratulate him on securing the Republican nomination. Wed, 30 May 2012 17:28:00 +0000 Arnie Seipel 5819 at http://nhpr.org