Linda Wertheimer http://wnku.org en Filmmaker Searches For 'White Widow' Of London Bombing http://wnku.org/post/filmmaker-searches-white-widow-london-bombing Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>On July 7, 2005 - nine years ago tomorrow - a series of explosions in central London killed 52 people and injured over 700 others. One of the bombers, Germaine Lindsay, was married to Samantha Lewthwaite, a white, working-class girl from southern England. They had both converted to Islam. Lewthwaite denounced her husband's actions after the attacks, but then her life took another mysterious turn. She left England in 2008 and moved to South Africa and from there, to Kenya.<p>According to intelligence reports, she is now involved in terrorist activities. Sun, 06 Jul 2014 11:55:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 37652 at http://wnku.org U.N. Report: All Sides Committing Atrocities In Syria http://wnku.org/post/un-report-all-sides-committing-atrocities-syria 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. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:09:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 33656 at http://wnku.org Rotenberg's Toronto Thrillers Mix Canadian Courtesy With Murder http://wnku.org/post/rotenbergs-toronto-thrillers-mix-canadian-courtesy-murder Robert Rotenberg has written four legal thrillers set in Toronto, that old industrial city on the shores of Lake Ontario. He's a criminal lawyer — all his books are centered on trials — and he loves his city so much that he makes multicultural Toronto a character in his books. Mon, 01 Jul 2013 07:02:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 24523 at http://wnku.org Rotenberg's Toronto Thrillers Mix Canadian Courtesy With Murder What's Behind House GOP's Payroll Tax Reversal? http://wnku.org/post/whats-behind-house-gops-payroll-tax-reversal Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.<p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>And I'm Linda Wertheimer.<p>A bitter fight in Congress is come to an end just in time for Christmas. The House and the Senate this morning, approved an extension of payroll tax cuts for every worker and benefits for the long-term unemployed. This required a major reversal for House Republicans who, earlier this week, voted to reject a nearly identical compromise.<p>Joining us now to explain what changed is NPR congressional reporter Tamara Keith. Fri, 23 Dec 2011 16:50:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 5683 at http://wnku.org U.S. Admits To Some Mistakes In Deadly Pakistan Raid http://wnku.org/post/us-admits-some-mistakes-deadly-pakistan-raid Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>The United States has admitted that NATO forces made mistakes that led to the deaths of two dozen Pakistani soldiers. The incident happened along the Afghan-Pakistan border in November. Pakistan had claimed the U.S. purposely attacked its troops and the incident contributed to a spiraling deterioration in relations between the two allies. Now, according to the Pentagon's investigation, the United States admits some responsibility for the deadly raid. Thu, 22 Dec 2011 14:00:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 5637 at http://wnku.org 5 Years Later: Calderon's War On Cartels http://wnku.org/post/5-years-later-calderons-war-cartels Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>This Sunday marks the fifth anniversary of Mexican President Felipe Calderon declaring all-out war against the drug traffickers in his country. On December 11th of 2006, he vowed to use all the powers of the state to bring the druglords to heel. The narco-war of Calderon´s presidency has left a stunning casualty toll - more than 40,000 people dead.<p>NPR's Jason Beaubien joins me from Mexico City to talk about the Calderon administration's battle with the cartels. Fri, 09 Dec 2011 09:00:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 5088 at http://wnku.org 23 European Countries Sign On To Fiscal Pact http://wnku.org/post/23-european-countries-sign-fiscal-pact After meeting Friday in Brussels until the early morning hours, most European leaders agreed to a plan to move ahead with more budget discipline. Are world financial markets likely to see the talks as a failure or as progress? Fri, 09 Dec 2011 09:00:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 5093 at http://wnku.org Blasts Across Afghanistan Kill Dozens http://wnku.org/post/blasts-across-afghanistan-kill-dozens Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.<p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>And I'm Linda Wertheimer.<p>There've been multiple bombings in Afghanistan today. In Kabul, a suicide-bomber has killed dozens of people at a procession marking the Muslim Shiite holiday of Ashura. Suicide attacks in Kabul have been sporadic. But today's incident is particularly disturbing because it appears to be a sectarian attack; something that Afghanistan had previously escaped, even amid the terrible violence of recent decades. Tue, 06 Dec 2011 09:00:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 4865 at http://wnku.org