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Kim Severson

reporter, The New York Times

Kim Severson appears in the following:

Nashville Sings A New Tune

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Thanks to a bustling economy, a scrappy local music scene and a certain ABC drama, Nashville is enjoying a moment in the sun.

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The New Nashville, The Lone Bellow In The Studio

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The ABC drama Nashville has taken TV screens by storm thanks to its fairly soapy-but-realistic depiction of two country music stars, the Nashville music industry, and some great original music. Today on Soundcheck we take a look at life in the so-called "Music City" with Kim Severson, who recently profiled Nashville for The New York Times, and Craig Havighurst, a journalist and producer\co-host of the local radio program Music City Roots.

And The Lone Bellow is poised for a breakout in 2013, with its debut album due later this month. We hear an in-studio performance from the Southern-born, Brooklyn-based group.

Guest Picks: Kim Severson

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

New York Times features writer Kim Severson was on the Lopate Show recently to talk about her year-long cook-off with her friend and colleague Julia Moskin. She also told us what her comfort food is!

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CookFight

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

New York Times writers Julia Moskin and Kim Severson discuss going head-to-head in a culinary duel that turned into a yearlong cooking battle. CookFight: 2 Cooks, 12 Challenges, 125 Recipes, an Epic Battle for Kitchen Dominance is a chronicle of their skirmishes over the course of 12 months and a look at how two very different people—best friends from wildly divergent backgrounds—approach the kitchen.

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John Edwards Corruption Trial: Day 4 on the Stand for Former Aide Andrew Young

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Today is the third day of the federal corruption trial of former Senator John Edwards, who is charged with violating campaign finance law. Edwards allegedly used money given to him by wealthy supporters to hide his affair with Rielle Hunter and their subsequent love child while running for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008. Yesterday, the defense cross-examined Edwards' former aide Andrew Young – who had testified that Edwards directed him to use funds from donors to take care of Ms. Hunter. Kim Severson, Atlanta bureau chief for our partner The New York Times, was in the courtroom yesterday.

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Former Senator John Edwards' Campaign Finance Trial Begins

Monday, April 23, 2012

Former Senator John Edwards was once one of the country’s most promising politicians: a vice presidential nominee and presidential hopeful. But for the next six weeks, he will be a prominent defendant in a campaign finance trial that is unprecedented. Edwards is being charged with using illegal campaign contributions to cover up an affair with Rielle Hunter, a videographer who worked for him during his 2008 bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. Kim Severson, Atlanta bureau chief for our partner The New York Times, will be covering the trial in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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Black Church Gains Ownership of Ku Klux Klan Shop

Friday, January 13, 2012

Last week — after a 15 year battle — Reverend Kennedy of Laurens, South Carolina made headlines when a judge declared his New Beginnings Baptist Church to be the rightful owner of "The Redneck Shop", a store that sold Ku Klux Klan and confederate memorabilia. One of the original owners had sold his portion of the store to Kennedy after falling on hard times and experiencing a religious reawakening.

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Homegrown Terror Suspects Arrested in Georgia

Thursday, November 03, 2011

On Tuesday, federal agents arrested four men ranging from ages 65 to 73 from the north Georgia towns of Cleveland and Toccoa on charges of an ambitiously designed domestic terror plot. The men are accused of trying to procure 10 pounds of ricin — an extremely lethal biological toxin — as well as explosive devices and illegal firearms. Kim Severson, Atlanta bureau chief for The New York Times, reports on the latest.

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Was Mississippi Killing a Hate Crime?

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The FBI, police and citizens of the city of Jackson, Missippi are debating whether the white teenagers who robbed and murdered James Craig Anderson, a black man, were motivated by racism. The case has prompted many to consider race relations in the state, and it's troubled history with race. The suspects' lawyers say it was just an act of teenage stupidity, but prosecutors say the killing was a premeditated racial killing. The U.S. Justice Department has begun an investigation into the case. Kim Severson has been reporting on the case for our partner, The New York Times.

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Report Shows Atlanta Teachers Cheated to Improve Test Scores

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has just released a report that named principals and teachers in Atlanta's public schools who had been modifying tests and tampering with answers to improve results. The report found cheating in 44 of the 56 schools its authors examined, and 178 teachers and principals who cheated. The news will tarnish the reputation of Atlanta’s outgoing Superintendent Beverly Hall, who was named Superintendent of the Year in 2009. The large number of teachers involved has led some to call this America’s biggest teacher cheating scandal.

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Spillway Opened, Small Town Residents Fear Flooding in La.

Monday, May 16, 2011

The Morganza Spillway was all over the front pages this weekend. You probably saw a picture of it – the big wall of the levee with its gates open, spewing muddy Mississippi water at thousands of cubic feet per minute. The decision to open those floodgates has diverted the surge of the Mississippi, and probably saved Baton Rouge and New Orleans from flooding. But all that water has to go somewhere, and salvation downriver came at the expense of folks upriver. When the gates were opened, it set into motion a slow moving disaster; one that's arriving in the homes of the Cajun communities in the Atchafalaya Basin. 

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Alabama Tornado Spikes Homeless Population

Friday, May 13, 2011

Federal and state emergency officials in Alabama believe that the deadly tornadoes two weeks ago left as many as 10,000 residents homeless. In Tuscaloosa, the urban area hit hardest, people are scrambling for the few remaining apartments — and for low-income residents, affordable housing is almost impossible to find. Officials are concerned that many of the poor, working class and elderly residents could be homeless for good.

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Aftermath: Southerners Take Stock After Storms

Friday, April 29, 2011

Hundreds of people have been confirmed dead after devastating storms ripped through the south on Wednesday. Thousands of residents are without power, while they continue to look for survivors and dig out from the wreckage. A spokeswoman for the Georgia Emergency Management Agency said yesterday that the death toll, which had reached 15 in the state, is fluid and is likely to rise. To get more of the news happening in the areas affected, we speak with Kim Severson of The New York Times, who is in Georgia. 

 

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'Spoon Fed:' Kim Severson on Food and Life

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

For this week’s food segment, we sit down with our friend Kim Severson, food writer for our partner The New York Times, and star of such past Takeaway cooking segments as “The Girl Scout Cookie Smackdown” and “Food Writers Compete to Feed Six for Fifty Dollars.”

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A Girl Scout Cookie Smackdown

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Today, we take our inspiration from the Girl Scouts. Across much of the country, Girl Scout cookie selling (and for some, eating) season is winding down. And if you’re like us, that means you’ve stockpiled boxes and boxes of Thin Mints, Do-Si-Dos, and Samoas.

Watch a video of the girl scout cookie smackdown!

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Thanksgiving Dinner Tips

Thursday, November 26, 2009

It’s Thanksgiving Day! We're talking turkey and all the fixins’ that go with it. What is the proper way to carve a turkey? What do you do if your guests show up late? And how can we stay away from that dreaded canned cranberry sauce? Here to help solve some of these dilemmas, as well as give some helpful tips, are food writers Kim Severson and Julia Moskin from our partner The New York Times.

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Takeouts: T-Day Football, Turkey Tips

Thursday, November 26, 2009

  • Sports Takeout: Ibrahim Abdul-Matin looks ahead to the day's football schedule and looks back at some memorable Thanksgiving football games.
  • Turkey Takeout: New York Times food writer Kim Severson shares some tips that will help you make the best Thanksgiving Turkey.

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Takeouts: First Family at Home, Climate Promises, Turkey Cooking

Thursday, November 26, 2009

  • Washington Takeout: Washington Examiner White House correspondent Julie Mason says that the first family's decision to stay home for the holidays has the Washington press corps on high alert.
  • Business Takeout: New York Times finance reporter Louise Story reports that the president's plan to curb greenhouse gas emissions is worrying some in the private sector.
  • Turkey Takeout: Food contributor and New York Times food writer Kim Severson answers listener questions on cooking Thanksgiving turkey

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Making a User-Generated Grilled Cheese

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

New York Times food writer Kim Severson tells us about a series of food sites that apply the wikipedia approach to recipes. Wikia, Foodista and others allow anyone to post and edit all sorts of recipes, from cold curried crab soup to chicken parmesan. We also hear from Barnaby Dorfman, founder and CEO of Foodista. Call it the crowdsourcing of dinner.

We want your help with a recipe! Our dish is simple: a grilled cheese sandwich. But we want you to help us make it interesting.

Here's the initial recipe. What would you add to it, and how would you prepare it? Bonus points for outlandish ingredients! Let us know in the comments. We'll pull together your contributions and create a full listener-created recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices of bread [please specify]
  • 2 slices of cheese [please specify]
  • [Add your extra ingredients below]

Preparation:

  • Put the cheese between the bread
  • Put the sandwich on a skillet
  • Cook until both sides are brown.
  • [Add your preparation suggestions below]

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Old MacDonald Had An Intern

Monday, May 25, 2009

New York Times writer Kim Severson is reporting on a new trend among college students, no it's not the latest technological gadget or So You Think You Can Dance drinking game, it's...threshing. And spreading manure, milking cows, gathering eggs, and harvesting crops. Yes, the newest trend among college students is interning on the farm. To get to the root of this back-to-the-land movement, Kim Severson joins The Takeaway.

For more, read Kim Severson's article, Many Summer Internships Are Going Organic in the New York Times.

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