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Linda Wertheimer

Linda Wertheimer appears in the following:

Longtime NPR Reporter Margot Adler Made Listening A Delight

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Adler joined NPR in 1979. She was known for a personality as dynamic as the city she covered: New York. She died Monday at age 68 of cancer.

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Keeping Time By Rubidium At The Naval Observatory

Sunday, July 06, 2014

You know when you dial a number, and a man reads you the exact time at the tone? That precise timekeeping starts at the Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C. NPR's Linda Wertheimer takes a tour.

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Filmmaker Searches For 'White Widow' Of London Bombing

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Documentarian Adam Wishart has spent the last year trying to find Samantha Lewthwaite, who is believed to be involved in terrorist activities. He talks to NPR's Linda Wertheimer about his search.

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Hard-Boiled Hero Jack Irish Lives, And Drinks, In A Shadowy Melbourne

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Crime fiction writer Peter Temple has created a resourceful Aussie investigator: Jack Irish can fight off bad guys with everything from a child's swing to a tin sheet turned fatal Frisbee.

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Game Developers Conference: Not Your Typical Tech Convention

Friday, March 21, 2014

Brian Crecente, who is covering the Game Developers Conference this week for the video game website Polygon, talks about the latest trends in the industry.

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'Wheel Of Fortune' Player Cashes In With N And E

Friday, March 21, 2014

A Wheel of Fortune contestant guessed a 12-letter phrase in the bonus round Wednesday night with only two letters revealed — and he won $45,000.

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A Cronut By Any Other Name Is Still A Cronut

Friday, March 21, 2014

A Maine bakery sold its own version of cronuts, the croissant-doughnut hybrids, which it called crauxnuts. But the cronut creator sent a letter saying the name was trademarked, no matter the spelling.

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Sanctions Target Business Leaders, Others With Ties To Putin

Friday, March 21, 2014

Guest host Linda Wertheimer speaks with Washington Post correspondent Will Englund in Moscow about the list of Russians slapped with U.S. sanctions in response to Russia's annexation of Crimea. Englund says the list includes government and business leaders who have been close to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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A Meteoric Rise For Young 'Divergent' Author

Friday, March 21, 2014

Veronica Roth, author of the best-selling young adult series "Divergent," signed a book deal while she was still in college. The book hit shelves when she was just 22. Now 25, Roth says she wasn't sure what to think when she heard "Divergent" would be turned into a film. But then Kate Winslet signed on.

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U.N. Report: All Sides Committing Atrocities In Syria

Friday, March 21, 2014

U.N. investigators are gathering the names of people they suspect of war crimes in Syria. In their latest report, they say all sides in the conflict are committing atrocities against civilians. We hear from Karen Abuzayd, who is with the U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Syria.

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Why Cholera Persists In Haiti Despite An Abundance Of Aid

Friday, March 21, 2014

The deadly bacteria continue to sicken and kill people in Haiti. And the epidemic won't stop until the country provides basic sanitation. Many Haitians still don't even have latrines.

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Fifty Years Later, Did The U.S. Win The War On Poverty?

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Jan. 8 is the 50th anniversary of President Johnson's War on Poverty. NPR's Linda Wertheimer reflects on whether Johnson succeeded in his goal.

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With Congress Gone, D.C. Takes On Effortless Beauty

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Washington, D.C., clears out in the last weeks of December, as members of Congress and their staffs head back to their home districts for the holidays. NPR's Linda Wertheimer enjoys walking the quiet streets, and uses that time to reflect on the past year in politics.

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Shopping Online For Health Exchanges Not Perfect Yet

Friday, November 29, 2013

There has not been much of a Thanksgiving break for the team that's been working frantically to repair the website of the federal government's health insurance exchanges. After a disastrous debut last month, the Obama administration promised the site would be working smoothly for the "vast majority" of users by the end of November. Where do things stand?

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Islamic Extremists Alter Dynamics In Syria's War Civil

Friday, November 29, 2013

The extremists have emerged as the best armed and financed opposition to the regime of Bashar Assad — eclipsing the opposition groups favored by the West. The surge is having a profound impact along the Turkish border with Syria.

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British Parliament Rejects Military Strikes On Syria

Friday, August 30, 2013

The British Parliament has refused to endorse a military strike against Syria. Prime Minister David Cameron had called the session to argue for military intervention in Syria in response to the apparent chemical strike that killed hundreds there.

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White House Presses On With Plans To Strike Syria

Friday, August 30, 2013

The Obama administration says action is necessary because Syria's government used chemical weapons against its own people last week — killing hundreds. What evidence is there that Syria's government was behind the attack?

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Intercepted Al-Qaida Communication Prompts Warnings

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

The State Department on Tuesday advised all U.S. citizens to leave Yemen because of "extremely high" danger there. This comes as 19 U.S. embassies and consulates remain closed across much of the Middle East and Africa because of a security threat. Al-Qaida chatter picked up by intelligence sources suggested a major attack was in the works.

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Jeff Bezos To Buy 'Washington Post' From Graham Family

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is buying The Washington Post and its sister papers. The Graham family, which has controlled the Post for decades, is selling the flagship paper.

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Morsi Supporters Face Government Crackdown In Egypt

Monday, July 29, 2013

In Egypt, the military-backed interim government is moving to end protests by supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi. This follows a weekend police attack in Cairo on those supporters — the deadliest since the political crisis began.

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