David Greene http://ualrpublicradio.org en Objects Spotted In Indian Ocean Possibly Linked To Missing Jet http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/objects-spotted-indian-ocean-possibly-linked-missing-jet Australian officials say they are searching the Indian Ocean southwest of Perth after satellite images found objects that are possibly connected to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 08:31:00 +0000 David Greene 20566 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Sen. Durbin Says U.S. Is Ready To Provide Nonlethal Aid To Ukraine http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/ukraine-sen-durbin-says-us-ready-provide-nonlethal-aid Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>And I'm David Greene.<p>Just before residents of Crimea voted to break away from Ukraine and join Russia, a group of U.S. senators visited Kiev. They were showing support for Ukraine's new government, and also offering U.S. help. Among them was Illinois Democrat Richard Durbin. We reached him by phone in Chicago, and asked if the U.S. and Europe have to accept that Crimea is now part of Russia.<p>SENATOR RICHARD DURBIN: I don't accept that. I don't think we should. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 09:24:00 +0000 David Greene 20459 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Clothing Retailer Lands End To Split From Sears http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/clothing-retailer-lands-end-split-sears Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>NPR's business news begins with a split for Lands' End.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)<p>GREENE: Lands' End, the outdoor clothing retailer, will spin off from Sears Holdings Corporation next month and operate as a standalone, publicly traded company.<p>In its amended filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Lands' End said stakeholders and Sears will receive about .3 shares of Lands' End Common Stock. Sears sales have declined since it combined with K-Mart in 2005. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 10:27:00 +0000 David Greene 20388 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Negotiators Gather In Vienna For Talks On Iran's Nukes http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/negotiators-gather-vienna-talks-irans-nukes With the clock ticking on a six-month deal to limit Iran's nuclear program in exchange for easing economic sanctions, negotiators from Iran and world powers meet this week in Vienna. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 09:02:00 +0000 David Greene 20383 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Supreme Court Declines To Consider Arizona Abortion Law http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/supreme-court-declines-consider-arizona-abortion-law Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>And some news from the Supreme Court this morning: The justices have decided not to intervene in a legal battle over abortion in the state of Arizona. Earlier, an appeals court said the state's law banning most abortions after 20 weeks was unconstitutional. The high court's decision today not to review the case effectively blocks that ban from coming into place in Arizona.<p>NPR's Julie Rovner joins us to talk about the implications of this. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 17:19:00 +0000 David Greene 17392 at http://ualrpublicradio.org NFL Playoffs To Start With Wild Card Teams In Action http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/nfl-playoffs-begin-wild-card-teams Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>OK. We've gotten through Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year's. But if you're an NFL fan, the next holiday up is Wild Card Weekend. There is football on Saturday and Sunday. Four wild card teams facing four teams that won their divisions. And there are some pretty interesting storylines to cover. Let's cover them with NPR's Mike Pesca. Hey, Mike.<p>MIKE PESCA, BYLINE: Storyline number one - not all the teams playing are wild cards. It is called that but they get to play divisional leaders, don't they?<p>GREENE: Yeah. Fri, 03 Jan 2014 09:39:00 +0000 David Greene 16935 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Protesters In Ukraine Agitated By Economic Deal With Russia http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/protesters-ukraine-agitated-economic-deal-russia Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Yesterday, Ukraine got a big holiday present from its neighbor, Russia, in the form of a multi-billion dollar bailout. And now everyone is trying to figure out what strings Russia attached, and whether this could be a sign that Ukraine, a country of some 45 million people, is aligning itself more closely with the East than the West.<p>The deal with Russia gives Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych some breathing space as he deals with his country's economic mess. Wed, 18 Dec 2013 10:37:00 +0000 David Greene 16252 at http://ualrpublicradio.org What's Your Favorite Holiday Movie? http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/morning-edition-listeners-pick-favorite-holiday-movies [<em>LATE-BREAKING CORRECTION: We misunderstood where the 24 hours of Elf was being planned. We thought it was USA, but it's actually Starz. Sorry, Starz!</em>]<p>Over the weekend, Tanya Ballard Brown and Jen Chaney <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2013/12/14/250807148/the-case-for-and-against-loving-love-actually" target="_blank">laid out the case</a> for and against loving <em>Love Actually</em> (for some reason, this seems to be the year we debate that film in full). Mon, 16 Dec 2013 09:35:00 +0000 David Greene 16122 at http://ualrpublicradio.org What's Your Favorite Holiday Movie? College Football Winds Down Ahead Of Final BCS Championship http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/college-football-winds-down-ahead-final-bcs-championship-game Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Well, this is rivalry week in college football. It's that annual period when the cheering and the insults get noticeably louder. And this weekend there's some extra spice as games from Alabama to Florida to Michigan could all have an impact on which two teams end up playing for the national championship. This is the last year of the so-called BCS Championship, the Bowl Championship Series.<p>College football fans are happy to know that next year we'll be heading to a playoff season. And let's bring in our sports correspondent Tom Goldman. Fri, 29 Nov 2013 09:59:00 +0000 David Greene 15280 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Bill Cosby, Still Himself After All These Years http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/bill-cosby-still-himself-after-all-these-years Comedian Bill Cosby has been in show business for 50 years, and he celebrated on Comedy Central over the weekend with a stand-up special — his first in 30 years — called <em>Far From Finished.</em><p>That earlier special, called <em>Bill Cosby Himself,</em> inspired one of the most popular sitcoms in TV history: <em>The Cosby Show, </em>starring Cosby as paterfamilias Cliff Huxtable. It was a show that was really the first of its kind, capturing life in a highly educated upper-middle-class African-American family.<p>Cosby is 76 now, and he has a room full of awards. Mon, 25 Nov 2013 08:03:00 +0000 David Greene 15062 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Bill Cosby, Still Himself After All These Years