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"Know this one. Oh lord bird. Oh lord God. The process of developing plays has been refined over the last half century, but that process is changing for our series the next stage, NPR's Elizabeth Blair takes a look at how new plays make it from the page to the regional theater stage. When COVID hit, playwright Terry guest was given a two week furlough from his job at a coffee shop in Chicago. And I thought, when will I ever get two weeks off of work again? Never. So I'm going to write a play and there was very little pressure at the time. So I just sat down and wrote whatever was on my heart. And it ended up taking a little bit longer than two weeks because I ended up having a little more time than I anticipated. The play is called the Magnolia ballet. It's the first in a trilogy. They all take place in the swampy part of Georgia where I grew up. And there's lots of magic there. Lots of ghosts. Lots of mosquitos. Guest has written other plays. He's also an actor. So he called his theater friends and asked if they would give his new play a zoom reading. Everybody was sort of like, oh, this is pretty good. This is pretty good. And one of the directors who I invited to the zoom reading gave the script to the Phoenix theater. Bill Simmons at the Phoenix theater in Indianapolis liked it. He gave it to Chris handley at the alleyway theater in Buffalo. I read it and thought oh my gosh, this is fantastic. The williamston theater in Michigan also liked it and got on board and a bingo. They had enough to get money from the national new play network. If three theaters that are members of the network agreed to produce the same new play, they're eligible for funding. It's called a rolling world premiere. Welling will premieres pay $7500 to a theater regardless of their budget size. Man Barnett executive director of the national new play network says there's also funding for playwrights to travel to those premieres. So a playwright really gets to see that work in the hands of different directors on the bodies of different actors in different budget sizes and vastly different communities, different theater sizes. The alleyway in Buffalo has a budget of 3 million. It has two theaters, the larger one seats up to 99 people, the alleyways building has been a fixture in downtown buffalo for decades, says executive artistic director, Chris handley. It's a 1941 Greyhound bus station, and then
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"Welcome. You know this one. Oh lord bird. Oh lord God. The process of developing plays has been refined over the last half century, but that process is changing for our series the next stage, NPR's Elizabeth Blair takes a look at how new plays make it from the page to the regional theater stage. When COVID hit, playwright Terry guest was given a two week furlough from his job at a coffee shop in Chicago. And I thought, when will I ever get two weeks off of work again? Never. So I'm going to write a play and there was very little pressure at the time. So I just sat down and wrote whatever was on my heart. And it ended up taking a little bit longer than two weeks because I ended up having a little more time than I anticipated. The play is called the Magnolia ballet. It's the first in a trilogy. They all take place in the swampy part of Georgia where I grew up. And there's lots of magic there. Lots of ghosts. Lots of mosquitos. Guest has written other plays. He's also an actor. So he called his theater friends and asked if they would give his new play a zoom reading. Everybody was sort of like, oh, this is pretty good. This is pretty good. And one of the directors who I invited to the zoom reading gave the script to the Phoenix theater. Bill Simmons at the Phoenix theater in Indianapolis liked it. He gave it to Chris handley at the alleyway theater in Buffalo. I read it and thought oh my gosh, this is fantastic. The williamston theater in Michigan also liked it and got on board and bingo. They had enough to get money from the national new play network. If three theaters that are members of the network agreed to produce the same new play, they're eligible for funding. It's called a rolling world premiere. Well, and we'll premieres pay $7500 to a theater regardless of their budget size. Man Barnett, executive director of the national new play network, says there's also funding for playwrights to travel to those premieres. So a playwright really gets to see that work in the hands of different directors on the bodies of different actors in different budget sizes in vastly different communities, different theater sizes. The alleyway in Buffalo has a budget of 3 million. It has two theaters, the larger one seats up to 99 people, the alleyways building has been a fixture in downtown buffalo for decades, says executive artistic director, Chris handley. It's a 1941 Greyhound
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"Inseminated Are you ready for your insemination Jane is actually dealing with this wild telenovela premise Film scholar Diana Martinez says it was groundbreaking for Jane the virgin to include conversations about abortion particularly because this is a taboo subject within Latino households There's a political divide There's a generational divide Jane's mother had Jane when she was 16 Jane's grandmother is a strict devout Catholic Jane assumes the only reason she's alive is because her grandmother would have forbidden her daughter to get an abortion Turns out her grandmother did suggest her daughter have an abortion Her grandmother tells Jane but I carry that shame in my heart every day It's powerful because it allows for this duality to exist that people of faith can also believe in a woman's choice Balancing different viewpoints is something producer Norman Lear and actress Bea Arthur tried to do when the sitcom mod became the first prime time TV show to address abortion In 1972 not long before roe V wade was decided Maude becomes pregnant at age 47 Oh yes Carla you see on top of everything else I'm pregnant Jokes aside mod agonizes over what to do Ultimately she and her husband decide they are too old to have a child The story also featured a character who is the same age as mod and also pregnant She decides to have the child She already has four children She actually we had planned at stopping up the floor Four is a nice family in The Rain Why didn't you I couldn't do that I mean each to his own but I couldn't I don't think it's right for me to make that kind of a decision Whose decision is it The court is considering that question Elizabeth Blair and PR news This is NPR news A leaked document shows the U.S. Supreme Court could be considering overturning legalized abortions in many states How would this affect Georgia's heartbeat bill and how will this news be used by Republicans and.
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"I think it's something we both inherited Nobody goes down alone And if somebody makes it we make it together Blood is thicker than water Ron amen and his brother Allen at their story core interview in Dearborn Michigan This interview will be archived at the American folklife center at the Library of Congress What does it mean to be real That's the question at the heart of the velveteen rabbit which was published a hundred years ago this month The story by Marjorie Williams Bianco has inspired numerous book and screen adaptations and has never gone out of print and piers Elizabeth Blair reports the story endures because it speaks to both adults and children The velveteen rabbit is about a stuffed animal that doesn't feel loved by the other toys in the nursery Some of the more expensive toys quite snubbed him The mechanical toys were very superior And looked down upon everyone else They were full of modern ideas and pretended they were real Only the old and wise skin horses nice to the rabbit The rabbit asks him what is real Real isn't how you are made said the skin horse It's a thing that happens to you When a child loves you for a long long time not just to play with but really loves you then you become real Does it hurt Ask the rabbit Sometimes some skin horse eventually the rabbit does become real because of the boy who plays with him and talks to him and sleeps with him every night He loved him so hard that he loved all his whiskers off and he scarcely looked like a rabbit any more except to the boy To him he was always beautiful And that was all the little rabbit cared about He didn't mind how he looked to other people Marjorie Williams Bianca was born in London in 1881 She was very close to her dad He was embarrassed her and a classical scholar She later wrote that he believed children should be taught to read early and then have no regular teaching until they were ten Marjorie's favorite book was a natural history book she found in his library She wrote that she knew every reptile bird and beast long before she knew her multiplication table When she was 7 years old her dad died suddenly Marjorie's grandson Mike Bianco says she was very much in touch with what is real She understood that all of these trappings of prestige and imperial possessions that we associate with being happy and will endear us to others really fall short because it's only when we allow ourselves to both give and receive unconditional love that we're really become truly contented And the little rabbit was very happy so happy that he never noticed how his beautiful velveteen fur was getting shabbier and shabbier I think this story has lasted so long because it touches on a lot of feelings that you have as a kid and that you have as a parent or a grown-up Aaron instead is the illustrator of a 100th anniversary edition of the velveteen rabbit The part that we all remember about talking about what's real that really carries with you for the rest of your life with all of the relationships you have all the friendships that you'll make and all the times that people aren't necessarily kind to you There's a lot of insecurities There's a lot of figuring out how you belong It's hard to shake a story that's that honest I've always felt a little bit like a human velveteen habit Christy Barrett is 50 years old The velveteen rabbit is her favorite book They told my mom when I was being born not to get attached because I wasn't going to live Barrett has cerebral palsy She had rheumatic fever in her 20s and a host of other health issues One of her favorite passages from the book is when the skin horse explains to the rabbit that becoming real takes a long time By the time you're real most of your hair has been lived off and your eyes drop out And you get loose in the joints and very shabby But these things don't matter at all Because once you are real you can't be ugly except to people who don't understand Barrett says that grabbed her by the heart If you look at me my body is very twisted And so I kind of fit the joints get loose and you become very shabby But most of the people who know me and love me look at me and see the beauty even though my body's always been twisted and different Marjorie Williams Bianco once wrote that some of the most beautiful stories ever written for children have been sad stories but she continued it is the sadness which is inseparable from life which has to do with growth and change and impermanence and with the very essence of beauty Elizabeth Blair and PR news Just one night fall 1.4 billion streams Which made banks well known but how well understood Oh it's not the singer released her fourth album.
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"American Airlines hired David Harris in 1964 he became the first African American pilot for a commercial airline Historia of how he broke the color barrier in the clouds is the subject of the young adult book segregated skies It's by Pulitzer Prize winner Michael cotman and Pierre Elizabeth Blair has more Today David Harris is 87 he doesn't fly anymore and he misses it It's the greatest job in the world I would have done it Another 30 years had I not grown old Harris got his first inkling about a future flying airplanes growing up in Columbus Ohio He and his brother used to visit the lockbourne Air Force Base That's where the decorated tuskegee airmen were stationed after World War II My brother and I had run around the base and never paid any attention to the fact that all the people on the base were blocked At the time the armed forces were segregated Harris got to know some of the famed airmen who he says would have been perfect for the commercial airlines Like nobody would hire them But nobody would hire them President Truman desegregated the armed forces in 1948 a decade later David Harris was in flight training for the air force Lin may his wife at the time says he was able to stay focused despite the racism he faced To learn to do something While you know there are people around you who think you are inherently incompetent takes great for great courage and David had that After spending 6 years flying B-52s in the military Harris applied to be a pilot at several commercial airlines only American offered him an interview as a light skinned African American with green eyes Harris was often mistaken for white Michael cotman says that during the interview with American Airlines he went out of his way to set the record straight He stopped him and just said hey look I just want you to know before we proceed that I'm black because he is so proud of his heritage that he didn't want to pass the question And so he said he was stunned because the recruiter sort of chuckled I think And he just said look he says man you know I really don't care if you're a black white or chartreuse Can you fly an airplane Yes he could Harris.
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"Other hand Rubio says more than a third of the country's biggest districts don't require masks at all And even when there are mask mandates two enduring concerns right now are lunchtime and high school athletics especially when there's spectators So with all of this Audie the real possibility is that as Omar Khan rips through staff will be calling out sick And that's going to close schools unpredictably with these rolling closures rather than superintendents or mayors actually making the call to go remote Joe Parker can school district soon rely on boosters right To be a kind of another tool in the kit here Yeah that's the way to think of it another tool but it's not going to solve the problem And these boosters aren't going to be available at least for a few days anyway because there's an advisory committee to the CDC that's going to meet on Wednesday and it'll be after that most likely that the CDC's recommendation for who should get these boosters will come out I talk with the von Maldonado about this And she says boosters will help but what would be really helpful is an at home COVID test that kids could take every morning Just a simple little swab and just check in and see if the child is infected and then they can go to school feeling safe and everyone else around and can feel safe as well And as you said there's a lot of these tests going to schools but it's not enough right now Maybe there will be soon That's NPR's Joe Parker and Anya cabinets thank you both for this reporting Thank you You're welcome Composer Stephen Lawrence has died Lawrence wrote the music to hundreds of songs for Sesame Street He was the music director for the landmark children's album free to be you and me He also composed songs for the project including the title track and viewers Elizabeth Blair as this appreciation Just a few months ago for his 82nd birthday Stephen Lawrence made a YouTube video with some of his favorite songs.
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"Edl, Miro Abbad and then speeches. Gordon felt the brother of Edward felt a victim of the crash of the United Flight. 93 spoke at the ceremony in Shanksville, September 11th. Was not a singular event. But a date that marked a cultural paradigm shift in our country. And for freedom loving people across the globe President Joe Biden participated in events at all three locations. Dave Mystic NPR News The event was emotional in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where a hijacked airliner crashed 20 years ago. NPR's Scott Detroit has more. Former President George W. Bush and Vice President Kamala Harris both spoke at the ceremony in Shanksville. In different ways. They both talked about the unity in the immediate days after September, 11th and the unity shown on United Flight, 93 went 40 passengers and crew fought back against terrorists and likely saved the U. S Capitol, and they both contrasted it to the anger and division in the country today. After the ceremony was over, President Biden arrived in Shanksville. He laid a wreath at the marble wall, naming all 40 passengers and crew who were on the flight that day. NPR's Scott Detroit reporting. President Biden was joined in New York City for today's 9 11 observances by former President Obama and Clinton. Former President Trump did not attend. Kentucky hospitals continue to struggle with surges of Covid 19 patients with the Kentucky National Guard providing support to 25 hospitals. As Karen Boyer of member station W. E K U Reports one Eastern Kentucky Hospital is now treating Covid 19 patients at Home and Morehead, Kentucky ST Clair Regional Medical Center is at 140% capacity. Some covid 19 patients are receiving monoclonal antibody therapies in a tent in the parking lot. Because the hospital is full teams of doctors, nurses and respiratory therapists are caring for people at home. Here's hospital CEO Donald Lloyd, We call it covid care at home. While those patients are cutely, ill. We're providing oxygen therapy to them in their homes, Floyd says the medical team has tended to as many as 75 Covid patients at home. He's also pleading with his community to get back soon, ated. For NPR News. I'm Karen Boyer and Morehead, Kentucky. This is NPR. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today reports an uptick of roughly 1900 U. S coronavirus deaths between today and yesterday and more than 100 and 67,000 identified new covid cases in the US since yesterday. Musicians from different cultures will perform in New York's Merkin Hall this evening to commemorate the event, Sacrifices and victims of the 9 11 attacks. NPR's Elizabeth Blair reports the organization behind the concert was created in the wake of those attacks. New York violinist Allegra Klein founded musicians for harmony in the weeks after 9 11. The idea was to put on a concert that would provide comfort to New Yorkers. Over the.
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"Government if their victory is not achieved through political negotiations. This is the same message sent by the european union this weekend many times before by western interlocutors to no avail. The taliban has now taken afghanistan's second and third largest cities and fighting is moving toward the capital several nato governments announced friday. They would close their embassies at least temporarily. The us's evacuating all but a small essential diplomatic staff stoltenberg says for now nato plans to maintain its presence in kabul with the aim he says to support the afghan government and security forces as much as possible for npr news. I'm teri schultz. The department of homeland security is warning about the risk of targeted violence around the twentieth anniversary of the september eleventh terrorist attacks. Npr's brian naylor reports. The agency is also monitoring potential threats related to pandemic restrictions. The national terrorism advisory system bulletin describes what it calls a diverse and challenging heightened threat environment in the nation. It says al qaeda in the arabian peninsula continues to attempt to inspire us-based individuals who are susceptible to violent extremist influences. And it says homegrown racially or ethnically motivated. Violent extremists continue to pose a threat. The terrorism advisory bulletin notes nonspecific calls for violence on social media based on conspiracy theories about perceived election fraud and the reinstatement of former president. Donald trump other incitements focus on anticipated kovic nineteen restrictions. Brian naylor. Npr news you're listening to npr news in washington. The cdc is now recommending that people with compromised immune systems receive a third dose of the pfizer or medina cove in nineteen maxine. The agency has not made any recommendations about people who receive the a single single-dose johnson and johnson shot about three percent of americans have weakened immune systems which makes them especially vulnerable to the virus. Grammy-winning singer-songwriter nanci griffith has died at the age of sixty eight. Npr's elizabeth blair has a look back on her career that span more than forty years. The texas born nanci griffith used her sparkling clear singing voice to tell stories. Antelope mas blow. Dan loves on. Sale is a student of american roots. Music griffith learned to play guitar at age eight. She performed with her friends. John prime emmylou harris and a long list of other folk and country luminaries among the many tributes on social media country musicians. Suzy bogus rights. I'm going to spend the day. Reveling in the articulate masterful legacy. She's left us elizabeth blair. Npr news the state legislature in new york says it will suspend its impeachment investigation into governor andrew. Cuomo once he steps down from office cuomo announced his resignation on tuesday just days after an attorney general investigation found that he had sexually harassed at least eleven women cuomo has maintained his innocence. I windsor johnston. Npr news in washington..
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"One of the big stories in the music industry right now has been the response to hip hop star two babies homophobic comments, which he made during a festival in Miami late last month. As NPR's Elizabeth Blair reports, the fallout was swift as multiple festivals canceled his shows. With his millions of followers on social media. The baby has a powerful platform. He's one BT awards and been nominated for Grammys. I'm one of the greatest ain't no debate. No, no, I'm still levitated medicated. Ironic I gave him love and they and the painting on me. That's the baby on a Dua Lipa song that's in the top 10 of the Billboard's hot 100 chart. During his concert at the Rolling Loud festival in Miami, he told the audience to put your cell phone light up. If you didn't show up with HIV AIDS, you didn't show up today with HIV AIDS and get up there and essentially transmitted disease making died. 23 weeks put his cell phone right now. The backlash was immediate. Dua Lipa distanced herself from the baby Lollapalooza removed him from the lineup. Then more festivals canceled two shows Elton John and Madonna railed against the misinformation in his comments about HIV. I think there's a new moment. There's definitely a new moment. The baby is a big star and Brown University professor Tricia Rose says The cost to his career is significant. At the same time, she says, the music industry has long tolerated and profited from artists like the baby. There's many, many artists who are promoted by the industry, who are celebrated by the industry because of their quote unquote edgy, extreme behavior. And you know that is a longstanding pattern that has not abated in any way And then you know when they step out of line about when and how they actually live into that identity. Then there's all this sort of, you know we're all about peace, love and
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"Supposed to land in the far East region of Kamchatka. According to Russian media reports. None of the 28 people on board survived the crash. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he expects to lift the vast majority of remaining covid restrictions in England later this month. NPR's Frank Langfitt is in London. He reports at Johnson's pledge comes as cases, hospitalizations and deaths continue to rise with the spread of the Delta variant. Johnson argues that even though infections keep growing their about 27,000 new cases a day you can successful vaccination program is largely broken. The connection between the disease and Hospitalization and death. We must be honest with ourselves that if we can't reopen our society in the next few weeks when we will be helped by the arrival of summer Then when will we be able to return to normal cure? Starmer, leader of the opposition Labour Party, called the move reckless, especially no longer requiring people to wear masks indoors or out. Johnson said he'll make a final decision on whether to lift restrictions by next Monday. Frank Langfitt, NPR NEWS London and you're listening to NPR news. Lisa in Hong Kong have made more rats using the city's controversial new national security law. Police say they uncovered an attempt to make explosives and plant bombs across the city. Nine people have been arrested. Six of them secondary school students They're accused of planning to bomb courtrooms, traffic tunnels, railways and trash bends. Bill Cosby is urging Howard University to stand by fellow actor Felisha were shot who was dean of the Schools College of Fine Arts. NPR's Elizabeth Blair reports were shot initially celebrated Cosby's released from prison. Bill Cosby Rights Howard University, You must support one's freedom of speech, which his statement continues, is supposed to be taught every day at that renowned law school After Cosby was released from prison, Felicia Rashad tweeted finally, a terrible wrong is being righted. She later backpedaled. In a statement, Howard criticized her shots initial tweet, saying it lacked sensitivity. Some of the university's current and former students have called for Howard to remove Rashad. In 2017, a group of Howard students filed a lawsuit against the school, claiming it ignored or mishandled multiple complaints of sexual assault and harassment. Rashad is a Howard graduate who went on to mentor a number of students, including Chadwick Boseman, for whom the College of Fine Arts is named. Elizabeth Blair. NPR NEWS The Vatican says Pope Francis's recovery from intestinal surgery is going well. The Vatican has issued a statement saying Francis ate breakfast, read newspapers and took a walk today. The pope expected to remain at the hospital in Rome through the end of.
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"Supposed to land in the far East region of Kamchatka. According to Russia, media reports. None of the 28 people on board survived the crash. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he expects to lift the vast majority of remaining covid restrictions in England later this month. NPR's Frank Langfitt is in London. He reports that Johnson's pledge comes as cases, hospitalizations and deaths continue to rise with the spread of the Delta variant. Johnson argues that even though infections keep growing their about 27,000 new cases a day you can successful vaccination program is largely broken The connection between the disease and hospitalization and death. We must be honest with ourselves that if we can't reopen our society in the next few weeks, when we will be helped by the arrival of summer, then When will we be able to return to normal cure? Starmer, leader of the opposition Labour Party, called the move reckless, especially no longer requiring people to wear masks indoor out. Johnson said he'll make a final decision on whether to lift restrictions by next Monday. Frank Langfitt, NPR NEWS London and you're listening to NPR news. Police in Hong Kong have made more rats using the city's controversial new national security law. Police say they uncovered an attempt to make explosives and plant bombs across the city. Nine people have been arrested. Six of them secondary school students They're accused of planning to bomb courtrooms, traffic tunnels, railways and trash bends. Bill Cosby is urging Howard University to stand by fellow actor Felisha were shot. It was dean of the schools College of Fine Arts. NPR's Elizabeth Blair reports were shot initially celebrated Cosby's released from prison. Bill Cosby Rights Howard University, You must support one's freedom of speech, which his statement continues, is supposed to be taught every day at that renowned law school After Cosby was released from prison, Felicia Rashad tweeted finally, a terrible wrong is being righted. She later backpedaled. In a statement, Howard criticized her shots initial tweet, saying it lacked sensitivity. Some of the university's current and former students have called for Howard to remove Rashad. In 2017, a group of Howard students filed a lawsuit against the school, claiming it ignored or mishandled multiple complaints of sexual assault and harassment. Rashad is a Howard graduate who went on to mentor a number of students, including Chadwick Boseman, for whom the College of Fine Arts is named. Elizabeth Blair. NPR NEWS The Vatican says Pope Francis's recovery from intestinal surgery is going well. The Vatican has issued a statement saying Francis ate breakfast, read newspapers and took a walk today. The pope expected to remain at the hospital in Rome through the end of the week..
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"Through the state. Colonel Christopher Mason with the Massachusetts State Police disagrees. You can imagine 11 armed individuals standing with long guns slung on an interstate highway at two in the morning certainly raises concerns. Investigators say the men claimed they were on their way from Rhode Island to Maine for some kind of training. It did not give any specifics for NPR news. I'm Dan Guzman in Boston. This is NPR. Firefighters in British Columbia are battling more than 150 wildfires Amid a record breaking heat wave. The Canadian military has been put on standby to help fight the blazes and evacuate residents. A new environmental rule takes effect in the European Union. Today, Items made out of plastic that are used only once can no longer be sold. That includes plastic plates, cutlery and straws. Even Oxo degradable bags are banned. The EU says they break down into Microplastics. National Park Service crews have cleaned up debris from a severe storm that hit Washington D. C this week to make sure the national mall is ready for the Independence Day fireworks As NPR's Elizabeth Blair reports, the annual capital Fourth broadcast has once again been adjusted for the pandemic. Vanessa Williams will host the annual PBS broadcast performances on a Capitol Fourth have been pretaped due to the pandemic, but the 17 minute fireworks display will be live. This year's lineup includes Alan Jackson, Cynthia Areva, Gladys Knight and Jimmy Buffett. Williams.
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"His conviction on charges of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman, Andrea Constand at his home years earlier. NPR's Elizabeth Blair has been following this story. Good morning, Elizabeth. Good morning, Noel. What are we hearing from the other women who say copy assaulted them. They are stunned and disappointed to a lot of them. It's hard to understand how, after all of these women have come forward after a jury found Cosby guilty that he could still be released on a legal technicality. Are also concerned about what the news will do to victims of sexual assault. I spoke with Angela Rose, who is the head of a nonprofit called Pave, which stands for promoting awareness victim empowerment. Here's what she said. I fear that this is going to really hinder other survivors from coming forward. And so you know this case, The Bill Cosby case was truly one of the first cases in the Hashtag Metoo movement, and it really paved the way for other survivors of high profile influential perpetrators to speak out, so I don't want that to be lost. Rose was in the courtroom supporting the alleged victims who testified in the Andrea Constand trial, She says the news of Cosby's releases like a knife in the heart for them At the same time, there were some people who publicly expressed support for him. Interestingly, his co star on The Cosby Show, Felicia Rashad for many years, said very little about all of this. Yes, Phylicia Rashad, who played Cosby's wife on TV for many years, was at first, very enthusiastic. She tweeted. Finally, a terrible wrong is being righted. A miscarriage of justice is corrected. She later back pedaled and sent another tweet, saying she supported survivors of sexual assault coming forward and that her earlier post was quote in no way intended to be insensitive to their truth. And I imagine that was because I mean, I saw this happened yesterday. People online were outraged. Very much. So Rashad was recently appointed dean of Howard University's Chadwick Boseman College of Fine Arts, and a number of Howard alumni feel the comment was really inappropriate. Soraya McDonald is a Howard graduate and culture critic for ESPN's The undefeated, She says Rashad's comments could have a chilling effect on students. You know, I try to imagine if you're a person who has been sexually harassed her is being sexually assaulted. You know by a fellow student who is also in the college of Fine Arts, and you think Well, Should I go to Dean were shot about this? I can't imagine thinking that you know that is someone who is who is going to support you. I wonder, you know, as we heard earlier, this was one of the first high profile cases of the me too. Movement. Is this a setback for that movement? Can we say Some activists are saying yes, this is a setback and we can see it's lost some steam with the general public, but the champions of the movement are still added Attorney Gloria Allred, who has represented some of Cosby's accusers held a press conference yesterday. She made it very clear that she is moving forward with the civil case against Bill Cosby in Los Angeles County. He's representing a woman who claims Cosby sexually assaulted her when she was 15 years old. Cosby has denied causing any harm to her. NPR's Elizabeth Blair. Thank you, Elizabeth. Thank you. All right. So why did the Pennsylvania Supreme Court vacate Cosby's conviction? It is very complicated. In fact, with me now is Nikki Wise and see Egan. She's an investigative reporter who covered the case. She also wrote the book chasing Cosby and hosts a podcast. Of the same name. Good morning, Nikki. Good morning. You've been following the accusations against Cosby since very early on. Did you see this coming? Well, I haven't actually following it Since the first day, the story broke in 2000 and five. I really had a sense that the the state Supreme Court was not going to rule in the prosecution's favor. In December one, I watched the oral arguments because the justices questioning of the prosecution was very hostile. In fact, At one point, the chief justice just walked away from his screen and his screen went blank for 10 minutes. It was on YouTube because of Covid. It was just extraordinary watch. I had never seen such unprofessional behavior in my life, so I expected they were going to rule in his favor, But not on this issue. I thought it would be the issue of the other accusers who were allowed to testify. This was a non issue. In my view. I mean, there is no proof that there was an immunity agreement zero proof. Ha ha. Let's talk about your mentoring an issue and we haven't actually defined what that is. What was it issued The Supreme Court vacates the conviction and says, We are doing it because of X. What is X? They believe that Cosby's due process rights were violated, because, while um Bruce Castor, the former DEA claims the press release he put out announcing cause he wasn't going to charge. Cosby in 2000 and five was also an immunity agreement. And because of that Cosby cooperated more fully during the deposition in Andrius case than he would have made those incriminating comments, which were in turn used in the trials against him. I want to play a clip from Victoria Valentino. She's one of the women who is accused Bill Cosby and she talked to our colleagues on all things considered yesterday. Let's listen. When he was sentenced when he was found guilty, Our faith was restored. And now even though maybe there is a legal glitch That can support his false claim of innocence We have to carry on. Regardless, I wonder what you think of this term legal glitch and whether this is similar. What Miss Valentino is saying there is similar to what you've heard from his other accusers. I mean, Yeah, I've heard mixed things. Some were just confused and very upset. Tamara Green, who is a lawyer herself with a little more pragmatic about it pointed out. Hey, he did serve three years and he's 83. That's something I mean. The shocking thing here is the remedy that the court decided was to bar him from being tried for a third time and release him immediately from prison on an issue that there is you can call it a legal clinch, but there's there's no proof that there was any such agreement an immunity agreement..
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"Unseal charges this afternoon against Alan Weiss, Alberg before decade employee of the Trump Organization. The charges are the first in a wide ranging three year investigation into possible fraud by Trump his company and his associates. Westerberg has been a key figure in the Trump organization participating in nearly all financial decisions. It is understood to be a linchpin in a possible case against Trump. The former president has denied any wrongdoing and whistle Burns. Attorney hasn't commented for NPR NEWS. I'm Andrea Bernstein at the Criminal Court Building in Manhattan. Today, President Biden and the first lady will visit the site of the partial condo collapse in Florida that left 18 people confirmed dead 145 are still missing. NPR's Windsor. Johnston has more president Biden is expected to meet with first responders who have been working day and night digging through the rubble searching for survivors. The president and the first lady will also meet with families of the victims. The administration has pledged to provide federal resources to aid in the search and rescue efforts. Documents have indicated that the 40 year old condo building had showed signs of major structural damage as far back as 2018. NPR's Windsor Johnston, Pennsylvania's highest court yesterday overturned the sexual assault conviction. Of actor Bill Cosby. The court ruled that Cosby had been unfairly prosecuted because the previous prosecutor had promised that he would not be charged. Cosby is released from prison has angered sexual assault survivors and me to activists. The attorney for a number of Cosby's accusers says that she will continue litigating against him. In a separate civil case, NPR's Elizabeth Blair reports Angela Rose's head of the nonprofit pave, which stands for promoting awareness victim empowerment. She's worried Cosby's released will hinder other survivors from coming forward. Felicia Rashad angered Howard University alumni when she tweeted enthusiastic support for the decision. Rashad was recently named dean of Howard's College of Fine Arts. She later backpedaled, saying she supported survivors coming forward. Attorney Gloria Allred says she plans to move forward with a civil case against Cosby in Los Angeles County. Allred represents Judy Huth's who accuses Cosby of sexually assaulting her when she was 15. Cosby denies harming health Elizabeth Blair. NPR NEWS The Labor Department reports the number of people filing new unemployment claims fell last week by 51,000 to.
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"Charges this afternoon against Alan Weiss Alberg, a four decade employee of the Trump Organization. The charges are the first in a wide ranging three year investigation into possible fraud by Trump his company and his associates. Westerberg has been a key figure in the Trump organization participating in nearly all financial decisions. It is understood to be a linchpin in a possible case against Trump. The former president has denied any wrongdoing and whistle. Brooke's attorney hasn't commented for NPR news. I'm Andrea Bernstein at the Criminal Court Building in Manhattan today, President Biden and the first lady will visit the site of the partial condo collapse in Florida. That left 18 people confirmed dead 145 are still missing. NPR's Windsor Johnston has more president Biden is expected to meet with first responders who have been working day and night digging through the rubble searching for survivors. The president and the first lady will also meet with families of the victims. The administration has pledged to provide federal resources to aid in the search and rescue efforts. Documents have indicated that the 40 year old condo building had showed signs of major structural damage as far back as 2018, NPR's Windsor Johnston. Pennsylvania's highest court yesterday overturned the sexual assault conviction of actor Bill Cosby. The court ruled that Cosby had been unfairly prosecuted. Because the previous prosecutor had promised that he would not be charged. Cosby is released from prison has angered sexual assault survivors and me to activists. The attorney for a number of Cosby's accusers, says that she will continue litigating against him. In a separate civil case. NPR's Elizabeth Blair reports Angela Rose's head of the nonprofit pave, which stands for promoting awareness victim empowerment. She's worried Cosby's release will hinder other survivors from coming forward. Felisha were shod angered Howard University alumni when she tweeted enthusiastic support for the decision. Rashad was recently named dean of Howard's College of Fine Arts. She later backpedaled, saying she supported survivors coming forward. Attorney Gloria Allred says she plans to move forward with a civil case against Cosby in Los Angeles County. Allred represents Judy who who accuses Cosby of sexually assaulting her when she was 15. Cosby denies harming health Elizabeth Blair. NPR NEWS The Labor Department reports the number of people filing new unemployment claims fell last week by 51,000 to 364,000. The lowest level since the pandemic began. The monthly jobs report is due out tomorrow..
Kennedy Center Honors Slims Down in Response to Pandemic
"Center honors are being held today but on a smaller scale because of the pandemic, the iconic performing arts center in Washington, D. C. Postpone its event from December MPR's Elizabeth Blair reports. The honorees include musician Garth Brooks and director and choreographer Debbie Allen. The Kennedy Center honors air like Lifetime achievement Awards in the arts. The other honorees are violinist Midori, Joan Baez and defended Jiminy, Jiminy, Jiminy, Jim Jim Tariq a sweep it as lucky. As luck income BEEF Germany. The honorees were greeted by President Biden at the White House this week. The honors gala is typically the Kennedy Center's largest fund raiser, raising about $6.5 million. With everything scaled back this year, They raised half that. A telecast of the Kennedy Center honors will air on CBS on June. 6th.
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"Fees are the industry standard and help keep iPhone app safe and secure. Bobby Allen NPR NEWS Oakland Apple is a recent financial supporter of NPR. Former Minnesota police officer could receive four years in federal prison when he is sentenced this morning. He's been convicted of severely injuring a saint Paul man during arrest in 2016. From Minnesota Public radio mats epic has more. Frank Baker, a black man in his mid fifties suffered dog bites, seven broken ribs and two collapsed lungs in 2016 after Saint Paul police apparently mistook him for a suspect. 18 months ago, a jury convicted 33 year old Brett Palka, which who's white of using excessive force. His sentencing was delayed because of pandemic restrictions at the courthouse Mats epic reporting. This is NPR. Weather forecasters predict this year's Atlantic hurricane season will be active. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration projects there will be between 13 and 20 named storms and 10 of them could be hurricanes. The hurricane season starts on June 1st. This year's Kennedy Center honors are being held today but on a smaller scale because of the pandemic, the iconic performing arts center in Washington D. C postponements event from December. NPR's Elizabeth Blair reports. The honorees include musician Garth Brooks and director and choreographer Debbie Allen. The Kennedy Center honors air like Lifetime Achievement Awards in the Arts. The other honorees air violinist Midori, Joan Baez and defend Ike. Jiminy, Jim. Jiminy, Chim Chim Torri as we Beth as Lucky.
Yaphet Kotto, 'Alien' Actor and Bond Villain, Has Died at 81
"Yaphet Kotto has died Kowtow, played a bond villain and starred in the movies Alien A Midnight run. His wife confirmed his death on Facebook. He was 81 years old. MPR's Elizabeth Blair has this remembrance. With a burly presence and a wide smile. Yaphet kowtow could play both tough and charming. In NBC's homicide. Life on the streets, Kowtow played a hardened but paternal Baltimore police lieutenant, a role that earned him for and double up Image Award nominations. You can't serve two masters, Michael. Yeah, that Kota was born in New York City. He landed his first acting job at age 19, playing a fellow on stage. Kota was nominated for an Emmy for playing Edie Amine in the 1976 TV movie raid on and to be paying tribute to kowtow director Ava Duvernay rights. He's one of those actors who deserved more than the parts he got. He took those parts and made them wonderful. All the same Elizabeth
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Sexual misconduct suit against James Franco tentatively settled
"The parties involved in a sexual misconduct case against actor James Franco have reached a settlement. MPR's Elizabeth Blair reports, The two actors who filed the suit have agreed to drop their claims. In 2019 Sarah to their Kaplan and Tony Gall alleged that James Franco's studio for acting school sexually exploited female students. The complaint also alleged fraud and sought to represent more than 100. Former female students at the now defunct studio for in the settlement agreement to their Kaplan and Gall agreed to drop their individual claims. Sexual exploitation class claims will also be dismissed. According to the party's joint Status report. The allegations of fraud will be quote subject to a limited release. It is not clear whether money will be involved in the
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The Lucas Bros, Using Humor 'To Shake Folk Woke'
"Kenny and Keith Lucas are stand up comedians and identical twins. People don't have to react when I see twins. No. Okay, they go crazy like we were in the supermarket looking for some Jell O. Yeah. And we're just about to pick it out. And then some dude came out of nowhere. It was like, you know, you guys have a stick of Doublemint gum. That's from their 2017. Netflix special Lucas brothers were having a moment right now they're writing and starring in a remake of Revenge of the Nerds, But they also wrote the story for the new movie Judas and the Black Messiah. The film premieres today in theaters and on HBO. Max NPR's Elizabeth Blair has this profile. The Lucas brothers are best known for a kind of stoner humor. And here's a rule of thumb You should never do. Shrooms wouldn't do Who looks like you, man. I'm telling you. But underneath the jokes, there's a serious side that draws heavily on their childhood in the housing projects of Newark, New Jersey, called the Garden spires is you always, you know, broken elevators infested with rats and rotten Drug dealing violence everywhere, But you know, there's a community that is people that there's families is my family When they were six years old there, Dad went to prison. My father actually is out of prison. He's not in prison anymore, and it sucks that he's out. I wish he was still there. Oh, yeah. I wanted to go back because all he wants to do is father's sight. Don't like do we pay rent? Now it's over. The Lucas Brothers connection to Newark got the attention of New Jersey Senator Cory Booker in 1999, then a Newark City councilman, Booker went on a hunger strike in front of the Garden spires. He also served as the city's mayor. Here's Booker talking to the Lucas brothers on his instagram. I love your insightful, hard hitting humor and the sort of the Eddie Murphy and S O. My great heroes Coming up, you know, were uncompromising how they used humor to shake folks woke like book arm. Keith and Kenny Lucas went to law school and why you and Duke, But unlike Booker, they dropped out. It was weird Tonto Study law and and kind of be poor and black because it's like, Oh, I see what The consequences of policy and law are like on a daily basis, and especially when it in relation to African Americans and the notion of criminality and how it's projected onto blacks and I see that process. I found myself sort of disengaged very early. I always said, you know what I want to do something that has a direct impact on people. From an emotional standpoint, Judas and the Black Messiah is very emotional. Lucas brothers were in college when they first learned about Fred Hampton, the charismatic leader of the Illinois Black Panther Party in the 19 sixties in the movie he's played by Daniel Cholula, Mother Liberating You can't Murder Liberation is another revolutionary, but you can't murder a revolution for murder Freedom fighter, but you get amount of freedom. He's the Black Messiah. Judas is William O'Neal, an African American who was arrested for interstate car theft and Impersonating a federal officer in the movie. We see how the FBI recruited O'Neill to avoid jail time and earn some money. He was instructed to infiltrate the Black Panther Party. And provide the FBI with information about Hampton O'Neill is played by like Keith Stanfield Target You Like some good information, some nobody else No. Is it some kind of bonuses? I'm I'm counting on it. Bill O'Neill became so much of a Panther insider. He was put in charge of security. He provided the FBI with a floor plan of Hampton's apartment in 1969. The Chicago police raided the apartment and killed two Black Panther leaders, including Hampton for the Lucas Brothers. It was essential to tell the story of how the FBI recruited informants in the black community. I think it's important to see just how insidious The system has been in turning young African Americans against one another. Now they Essentially used poor black people against poor black people to execute their goals of minimizing the threat of black messiah is like we just felt it was important to see both sides of the coin. Whether it's a historical drama or its stand up comedy for the Lucas Brothers. It all comes from the same source in a big thing about our act is that we we always try to ground it and stuff that we've gone through, and it's always been Important for us to talk about these systemic issues and a variety of ways. Now they're writing and will star in Seth McFarland reimagining of 1980 four's Revenge of the Nerds Practice a bunch after school. They called US nerds. So one cool. The Lucas brothers promise that their movie will be almost nothing like the original because times have changed. It's like the juxtaposition of being a bully and a nerd is so different from what it was like in the eighties, where you had this one, a stark dichotomy between what it was bullying what it was to be a nerd. Now that's been fused together, and I think That's why the time is right to make a story about that. The Lucas brothers say it's hard to watch the original revenge of the nerds. Even though the movie was a childhood staple. They're excited to give it an update and to make it personal. Elizabeth Blair. NPR news
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"New law and a new aspect of the law. This is going back to the situation. Woz prior to the president's executive order find is also instructed his administration who consider reversing other Trump administration health policies. Includes curbs on abortion counseling and imposition of work requirements for low income people receiving Medicaid. The White House is trying to negotiate a covert 19 relief package with a bipartisan group of senators. One of them, Ohio Republican Senator Rob Portman told NPR in an interview would be a mistake for President Biden to try to get a bill through without Republican support. More from NPR. Susan Davis. Biden's asking Congress for a $1.9 trillion package that includes stimulus checks and a minimum wage increase. That's a nonstarter for Republicans who say it should be more narrowly targeted to things like vaccine distribution and reopening schools. Democrats are considering using a special budget process that would allow a bill to get through the Senate without GOP support, Portman told NPR that could have long term consequences for the president. I think you you said, a really bad tone, at least for For months and maybe for the first term the first two years. At least, Democrats could move forward without Republicans as early as next week. Susan Davis, NPR NEWS Washington Emmy and Tony Award winning actress Cicely Tyson has done at the age of 96 career that spanned more than 60 years. Tyson was known for elegance, grace and tremendous range is an actor. Yours. Elizabeth Blair has this appreciation in the autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, Sicily, Tyson played a 110 year old woman who was born into slavery. Do you remember getting your freedom? I hope I never forget it. Throughout her career, Cicely Tyson looked for roles that were meaningful. In sounder. She played the mother of a black sharecropping family. She portrayed Harriet Tubman and Corretta Scott King. Born and raised in Harlem. Tyson was a striking beauty who worked as a model before she became an actress. For a time she was married to jazz legend Miles Davis. At age 89 Cicely Tyson starred on Broadway has an elderly woman who visits her hometown. I guess the good Lord would meet today. Mm Tyson's excellence, actress Viola Davis once wrote, broke down doors for herself and for those after her Elizabeth Blair. NPR News on Wall Street, The Dow was up 300 points. The NASDAQ Rose 66 points today. This is NPR. And this is W. N. Y. C in New York. I'm Shawn Carlson. Mayor de Blasio gave his final state of the city address earlier tonight. The speech was delivered in a 20 minute pre recorded video and focused on the term limited mayor's plans for his final year in office. The theme of the speech will recovery for all. Let me tell you a story about how things change about the way we come back about the way we build something better. Let me tell you a tale of a new city. Among de Blasio's top priorities, hitting a target of five million vaccinations by June, restoring jobs lost during the pandemic and bringing New Yorkers with office jobs back to their workspaces by May and reopening schools for all students for the start of the next school year. Crossing the Brooklyn Bridge is normally a frustrating experience, no matter what mode of transportation you take. But now the mayor says he wants to make it easier for bikers and pedestrians on the crowded crossing to co exist. Wi See Stephen Nessen has more The city plans to build a two way protected bike lane on the Manhattan bound side of the Brooklyn Bridge in sketches released by America, Blasio's office that 8 Ft. Lane is separated from traffic by a concrete barrier. The bike lane would free up the promenade for pedestrians. He hopes to have it completed by the end of the year. The announcement comes as the city has seen a boom in cycling over the course of the pandemic. Construction on a similar bike lane is also planned for the Queensboro Bridge that's also expected to begin this year. Going to be very cold tonight mostly clear will have alot on paper of about 16 degrees, But with the wind, it's going to feel anywhere between zero and 10 degrees. It's W in my sea at 906 support for NPR comes from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation committed to supporting ideas and institutions to advance education for all, preserve the environment and promote vibrant performing arts. More information is available at Hewlett dot or Welcome to innovation Hub. I'm Carol Miller. Sometimes you see articles about where the hot new jobs they're gonna be in 10 years. Which could be helpful if you want to switch careers or advise young people and where to look for opportunity. Well, we're about to focus on a sector of the economy that has just been on fire. Not for a year or two or even 10. But for decades. Why.
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"Find foster families for hundreds of Children, including Vera. The day came for Vera to believe she packed her clothes. She said goodbye to her grandparent's. She said goodbye to her cousins who are to follow her to England on a later train. The train with Vera's cousins and 250. Other Children never made it. Her cousins and parents were sent to concentration camps. When the war was over your way back to our town, her family who's gone were you concerned that the subject matter would be too dark for small Children. It was dark. It was it was at some moments. I didn't know how to go on. Like Vera Peter ceases from Czechoslovakia to help him in those dark moments and to keep the book suitable for young Children. He focused on Nicholas Winton. He was always trying to find some positive way how to approach life, and he did lots of good in The moment when he could do it, and he never talked about it. For decades. Nicholas Winton didn't talk about the hundreds of Children he saved. Nor did the Children know who was responsible for their survival until 1988 in a now famous broadcast, the BBC created a surprise reunion of sorts went in, sits in the front row of a theater full of people. My nose. Is that anyone in our audience tonight who owes their life to Nicholas Winton? If so, could you stand up? Please? Everyone stands up, including Vera guessing. Today she is 92 years old with advanced stage dementia. After the war. She married and raised three Children. I wouldn't be here if it weren't his actions. Vera's daughter, Nikola, Guessing, is delighted with what Peter sees has done with the story. There are a number of books about Winton. But this is the first Children's book to bring her mother's childhood in Czechoslovakia. Toe Life lets her parents that's her with the cats and how she loved the horses. On then the next page with her almost blind grandmother. These are all things I've been brought up with us well and see agenda straight. It is. It's made me very emotional in a nice way. Nikola Guessing says She also remembers being very young when her mother told her about some of the horrific things that happened to people during the Holocaust, so we scared it might happen again because You know this happened because my grandparents were Jewish mamas Jewish and I'm Jewish by birth, right? So actually had the bags back of my own provisions hidden in the back of the airing cupboard in case not his came. Mom didn't realize this till two adults and I told her once and she said Maybe she shouldn't have Spoken so openly guessing believes Peter sees has done a good job keeping the Holocaust age appropriate with details Children can relate to and without making it too frightening. Donna Mathews, a developmental psychologist, agrees. The focus of this story is on Nikki at on Vera. These two people, it's not on the horrors of the Holocaust. The Holocaust is a background for the story. Matthews adds that Nikki and Vera is a good early entry point to the Holocaust for Kids because it shows the importance of inclusion and respect for diverse others. Elizabeth Blair NPR news Yeah..
As Burning Man Goes Virtual, Organizers Try To Capture The Communal Aspect
"Is an experience. Yes, 70,000 people gathered for whimsical art and music in the Nevada desert, but also body paint and bartering and communal living. It is not the kind of thing that's easy to recreate virtually, but the pandemic has forced organizers to try. NPR's Elizabeth Blair has a story. At burning man. Thousands of volunteers usually work together to help artists build enormous sculptures out of glass, metal wood, the chaos and creativity of building the festival's temple in 2018 was captured in a recent documentary. Go Climbers Go! Go! This one knows Good Burning Man Temple is typically a place spacious enough for people to walk into and reflect or grieve. This year. You can sort of do that with a mobile device desktop or virtual reality headset in alive, Webinar burning man. Associate director Katie Hazard invited viewers to imagine they were entering the temple. It will walk forward metaphorically together, all of us here on the col and see this picture this gate in front of you. And together, let's all move through that gate together. Burners are true believers in participation in this year's theme is multi verse. Different teams have created to D and three D virtual experiences. Turn on your webcam and you can attend an art class or join a virtual group hug or go to a party. Welcome, everybody. And thank you so much for coming along. Talk of us. Ed Cook and a team created the sparkle verse, he says. To recreate the desert experience. People have set up tents in their living rooms and dressed up in costumes. Radical self expression is one of burning man's 10 principals getting up and dancing from your screen, bothering to put on a costume jumping around these things extraordinarily powerful for kind of taking into new realms of experience, Cook admits online. He doesn't experience the sense of Ah, he gets in the desert, but he's convinced you can create the kind of joyful communal experience he's had there. Other burners are having none of it. It's not the same thing. Douglas Wolk has been going to burning man for 20 years, he says. He keeps going back because of the principles like no advertising and being off the grid. What's so special about burning man for me? Is that It's really immediate, and it's not like anything else. All kinds of people come and meet up there in this bizarre difficulty, sometimes frustrating environment and they're pretty much all there to help each other. It's really not the same thing to be sitting in front of your computer. I think the multiverse is a very interesting experiment. Artist Jennifer Lewin has mixed feelings about this year's virtual festival. Burning man is where she goes to test the limits of her work enormous interactive public sculptures that need to survive all kinds of weather. And lots of people playing on them. The sculpture can survive at burning man. It can survive everywhere. Computer drawings of her work cosmos are in one of the multiverse is the culmination of the festival is the burning of the giant sculpture of the burning man. This year. They're streaming videos of people doing burns in their backyards or even just lighting candles. Elizabeth Blair NPR news
Christo, artist known for massive, fleeting displays, dies
"The artist Christo has died Christo and his wife is on cloud were ambitious with their public art projects they built these massive installations that were both adored and also despised Cristo died of natural causes at his home in New York City yesterday he was eighty four years old here's NPR's Elizabeth Blair artist Christo yep a chaff was born in Bulgaria his father was a chemist and businessman who worked in textiles Cristo met John Clyde in Paris in nineteen fifty eight they were big dreamers who often needed years to get permission to build their projects they wrapped urban landmarks in fabrics like the pun nerf in Paris they scattered brightly colored umbrellas across valleys in Japan in California they surrounded islands in Biscayne Bay in floating pink fabric John Clyde died in two thousand nine at an event marking the opening of the gates in two thousand five she explains their artistic vision we wish to create are works of art of Chilean beauty and each one is a child of ours and we wish to create them in total freedom to maintain that freedom crystalline Sean Claude finance their projects with their own money off and spending millions of dollars Christopher said the funds came from sales of his early works to collectors and museums lots of people objected to their enormous installations on public land either because they didn't understand them or worried about damage to the environment one example an installation that called for draping panels of fabric above sections of the Arkansas River a group that successfully opposed the project it called itself a brewer or rags over the Arkansas River one of its members Ellen potter talked to NPR in twenty twelve I don't particularly considered an art project this is a construction project in in my view but Cristo embraced the detractors all that is part of the one who flocked to the work of art in well everything people who dislike or like the project they're part of the work of art Christo and Jeanne Claude wanted their art to transform the environment they worked on whether it was a single building islands or entire just as they wrote that even after the art is gone we see and perceive the whole environment with new eyes and a new consciousness
Christo, Artist Who Brought ‘The Gates’ To New York's Central Park, Dies At 84
"The artist Christo has died Christo and his late wife John Claude were known for creating vast outdoor artworks like the gates in Central Park his office says he died of natural causes at his home in New York City he was eighty four and peers Elizabeth Blair has more the gates were seventy five hundred panels made of orange fabric wasted on poles that meander through Central Park crystal when his wife John Claude it dreamed big they wrap to Germany's rush tag in silver fabric and surrounded islands in Biscayne Bay in floating pink material crystal you have a chance was born into an industrialist family in Bulgaria he and his wife John Clyde is spend their own money building their public art from sales of Christie's early work people didn't always like their flashy installations but crystal and John Claude it believe their outdoor sculptures helped people look at the environment in a new
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Disney Animation Chief Jennifer Lee Is The Queen Behind Elsa And Anna
"Just when you thought you had pushed it out of your consciousness it's back manager. Danny that of course is the theme song from frozen. The movie was a massive. Hit the Disney film long-held the crown as the highest grossing animated movie worldwide frozen was written and Co directed by Jennifer Lee who has since been named Walt Disney animation studios chief creative officer the first woman to hold such a position during the making making of frozen to. NPR's Elizabeth Blair sent some time. Spent some time with her in frozen to water. Air Fire and earth are important to the story so he's the wind in the movie the characters call her gail sometimes. She's he's playful and sometimes she's angry. We played a little louder in a windowless room at the Disney animation studios in Burbank. Supervising sound editor Odin. Benny test test plays the different wind. Sounds for a group of people working on the film including Jennifer Lien and her co director. Chris Buck because she blasts that. That tree tree limb away from Ana. That's gale goes your the magic and Gail starts to go around Elsa and then spits the others out. This kind of collaboration goes on on for just about every aspect of an animated Disney movie says Jennifer Lea and you go shot by shot moment by moment frame by frame and discuss everything everything from the emotion to the effects to the camera. The first frozen was inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale the snow queen one of the heroines. Elsa has magical powers she can make ice and snow in a split second for inspiration for the new movie Lee and a team from Disney traveled to Norway Finland and Iceland wasted on a glacier for the first time really hit us. What would elsa feel standing here? The glacier it's a thousand feet deep is thousand years old it's of nature completely and something she would probably be so connected to and we realized is sort of the mythic round her power. That opened up the story to be something even bigger for us. That's something begins as a secret. Siren that calls astounds.
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"And I'm Ari Shapiro disgraced comedian Louis c. k. made a surprise appearance, at a comedy club in New York on, Sunday night he'd been a powerhouse in the comedy world until last November when the New York Times reported on allegations of sexual. Misconduct
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Polar bear killed after attacking cruise ship employee
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jim hawk thousands of firefighters in northern California are battling a massive wildfire that has killed five people. Sonia Hudson of member station k. q. e. d. reports the blaze is now scorched more than one hundred thirty. One square miles fire officials are calling the car fires behavior, unprecedented. It's moving in ways they've never seen before and that makes it extraordinarily difficult to control. There's more than thirty five hundred people fighting the fire, but even still many firefighters have been on duty for more than forty eight hours at a time in evacuated area. The fire has scorched entire hillsides. A thick layer of smoke has prevented firefighters from using a lot of helicopters and airplanes to drop water and fire retardant. The fire has burned into the city of reading home to about ninety five thousand people and several outlying communities. Shasta county sheriff says more than thirty. Eight thousand people have been displaced that's filled up several evacuee. Nations centers and more are continuing to open for NPR news. I'm Sonia Hudson President Trump has cheered a meeting of his top national security advisers to address threats to the November's midterm elections NPR's, Amy held reports. It comes as intelligence agencies. Warn Russia will try to target the process once again in a statement. The White House said safeguards for the elections have been in place since Trump took office and that the president has made it clear. His administration will not tolerate foreign interference. But critics have questioned that clarity, notably in Helsinki this month when Trump stood next Ladimir Putin and appeared to side with the Russian president, who denies the interference over the assessment of his own intelligence agencies. Recently state elections officials asked the White House to help rebuild voter confidence with less than four months until the midterms. The White House says the administration is providing cybersecurity assistance at both the state and local levels. Amy held NPR news, Washington. The Turkish president has accused Washington of engaging in psychological warfare, saying Turkey will not back down over its treatment of an American clergyman. This after President Trump called for Turkey to release American pastor, Andrew Brunson immediately the BBC's Steve Jackson has more underground since spent twin to on months in it took his prison, accused of supporting could as rebels and the group blamed for trying to a very president Adwa one Mr. Brunson was transferred to house arrest on Wednesday, but President Trump responded with a threat to the Turkish authorities saying the past should be freed altogether. All sanctions would be imposed physical tattoo on has now decided to up the ante warning the United States to change his attitude or lose a strongman, sincere partner, the BBC's Steve Jackson reporting Indonesia's. Disaster response agency says at least three people have been killed in a magnitude six point, four earthquake that struck Lombok island, early Sunday, the island not far from the tourist destination of Bali. This is NPR. A polar bear on Saturday attacked and injured guard who was leading tourists off a cruise ship on a group of Arctic islands. The cruise company said the polar bear was shot dead by another employee and what was called an act of self-defense Arctic tourism to the region has risen sharply in the last few years with eighteen cruise ships at the dock of the Arctic port in the next week, some levity this weekend and Montreal Canada, where the annual just for laughs, comedy festival is in full swing. NPR's. Elizabeth Blair reports, Tiffany haddish has received the award for comedy person of the year. Tiffany had a screw up in foster care. She got emotional, accepting the award in front of a room, full of comedians. Many of whom she said helped her when she was trying to make it in stand up, but barely had enough money for food just for laughs is the largest comedy festival in the world, attracting both fans agents and TV networks, scouting for talent, Hannah Gatsby from Australia, won an award for her Netflix special in which he talks about the job. Of a stand up comedian on my, you'll food tents, and then I make you laugh and you like, oh, thanks for that. Feeling a bit tense just for laughs was recently bought by reality TV host Howie Mandel after one of the original co, founders, resigned. Amid sexual misconduct allegations, Elizabeth Blair NPR news, Montreal. The three week tour de France concludes on Sunday with team skies. Garin Thomas still holding a nearly two minute lead over second-place, Tom Dumoulin sky teammate, Chris Frewin finishes. Third, Sunday stage Twenty-one is largely ceremonial. I'm Jim hawk NPR news in Washington.
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Seventeen-year-old dies from gunshot wound in south London: police
"On saturday the french foreign ministry put out an official statement condemning trump's comments the ministry said trump's use of the paris tragedy to boost the american gun lobby was indecent and called on him to show respect for the victims of the attacks eleanor beardsley npr news paris the interior minister of pakistan has been shot and wounded npr's de hadeed reports the incident occurred during a political gathering in his hometown ascetic bell was shot in the arm often assailant opened fire at him it's the most serious incidents of violence since campaigning began but there's been plenty of tensions in the lead to elections including the supreme court disqualifying the former prime minister from ever holding office loyalists all this as the work of members of the army and the judiciary who they say are against the country's most popular political party this shooting to is likely to be seen as another attempt to pressure the ruling party npr's diaa hadid reporting this is npr news iran has issued a stark warning to the united states speaking in a televised address today iranian president hassan ruhani said the us will make a historic mistake if it pulls out of the iran nuclear deal and that is country is prepared to respond president trump is expected to make that decision this week a bankruptcy judge will decide this week whether a private equity firm can purchase the weinstein company npr's elizabeth blair reports victims of harvey weinstein's alleged sexual misconduct are fighting the deal the weinstein company announced that lantern capital was the winning bidder the texas firm has offered to buy the beleaguered film and tv companies assets for reported three hundred ten million dollars but plaintiffs in a class action suit against weinstein object to the deal because they say it doesn't include a victims fund they support another bid that came forward this week by broadway producer howard kagan kagins.