Karen Grigsby Bates http://ualrpublicradio.org en The Late Walter Dean Myers Wrote In The Language Of Teens http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/late-walter-dean-myers-wrote-language-teens <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtlkXnf3-vY</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:03:00 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 25875 at http://ualrpublicradio.org The Late Walter Dean Myers Wrote In The Language Of Teens Condiment Detente: Sriracha Plant To Stay In California City http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/condiment-detente-sriracha-plant-stay-california-city The Sriracha-slurping public no longer has to worry about hoarding bottles and bottles of the spicy stuff: There will be hot sauce tomorrow and for the foreseeable future. Sriracha will continue to be made in the state-of-the-art plant David Tran built in Irwindale, Calif. Thu, 29 May 2014 22:47:00 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 24006 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Condiment Detente: Sriracha Plant To Stay In California City Nostalgia For What's Been Lost Since 'Brown V. Board' http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/nostalgia-whats-been-lost-brown-v-board <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xY4aOHTjGTM</p> Sat, 17 May 2014 09:39:00 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 23373 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Nostalgia For What's Been Lost Since 'Brown V. Board' Sriracha-Maker Says Factory Will Remain In California http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/sriracha-maker-says-factory-will-remain-california Sriracha hot sauce-maker Huy Fong Foods has been tussling with the City Council of Irwindale, Calif., near Los Angeles for months now over whether the factory's spicy smells harm its neighbors. There have been legal action and suggested fixes, but also pleas from other cities for the company to consider moving there.<p>David Tran, the CEO of Huy Fong, says he escaped from Vietnam almost 35 years ago to be free of the communist government there and its many intrusions.<p>"Today, I feel almost the same. Mon, 12 May 2014 07:46:00 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 23107 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Sriracha-Maker Says Factory Will Remain In California After 6 Decades As A Staple, 'Jet' Magazine Ends Print Run http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/after-six-decades-staple-jet-mag-ends-its-print-run Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>From NPR News. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>And I'm Melissa Block. An era in magazine history is closing. Chicago-based Johnson Publishing Co., or JPC, says "Jet" magazine is going digital. Some 700,000 subscribers will no longer see a print edition. It's with the exception of one special print issue a year. Wed, 07 May 2014 20:59:00 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 22930 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Why Would The NAACP Honor Donald Sterling Anyway? http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/naacps-less-sterling-intentions <em>Update: The NAACP issued a <a href="http://www.naacp.org/press/entry/naacp-statement-resignation-of-los-angeles-president-jenkins">press release</a> on Thursday advising that Leon Jenkins has resigned his post as president of the Los Angeles chapter. The national organization said it is "developing guidelines for its branches to help them in their award selection process."</em><p>"The Los Angeles NAACP intention to honor Mr. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 20:24:00 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 22535 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Why Would The NAACP Honor Donald Sterling Anyway? Who Runs The World? 'Time' Magazine Says Beyoncé http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/who-runs-world-time-magazine-says-beyonc <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2014/04/23/306235499/why-lupita-nyongos-people-cover-is-so-significant">The euphoria over Lupita Nyong'o's appearance</a> on <em>People</em>'s "50 Most Beautiful" list was still swirling on the Interwebs when word came, a mere four days later, that <em>Time</em><em></em>'s "100 Most Influential" issue was on newsstands. Mon, 28 Apr 2014 19:07:00 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 22465 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Who Runs The World? 'Time' Magazine Says Beyoncé Some In Irwindale Still Not Happy About Smelly Neighbor, Sriracha http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/some-irwindale-still-not-happy-about-smelly-neighbor-sriracha The skirmish continues between Sriracha and Irwindale, Calif. Irwindale's city council declared that owner David Tran must curb his hot sauce factory's smelly fumes or they'll do it themselves. Tran is considering relocating, and he has already received several offers. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:05:00 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 22117 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Why A Proper Lady Found Herself Behind Bars http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/why-proper-lady-found-herself-behind-bars <em>This story is part of NPR's 50th anniversary coverage of 1964. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 22:27:00 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 21008 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Why A Proper Lady Found Herself Behind Bars Drive For Diversity, NASCAR's Commitment To Race http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/drive-diversity-nascars-commitment-race On Sunday, the K&N Pro Series East begins down in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. And if the track and pit look a little more diverse than they have in the past, that's in part because of a NASCAR program designed to entice different communities to try out the sport.<p>Market research says NASCAR's bread-and-butter fan base is about 60 percent male and 80 percent white, mostly from the Southern and Midwestern states. Sat, 15 Feb 2014 22:00:00 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 19080 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Drive For Diversity, NASCAR's Commitment To Race