Morning Edition http://ualrpublicradio.org en Candy Crush Saga's Developer Plans To Go Public http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/enter-title-1 King Digital Entertainment filed for an initial public offering aimed at bringing in a half-billion dollars. The company revealed it has 128 million active daily users, with 93 million playing Candy Crush Saga, the Apple App Store's No. 2 highest-grossing game. King also makes Pet Rescue Saga and Farm Heroes Saga. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 13:08:00 +0000 editor 19159 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Woman Arrested For Not Returning Movie Rental http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/woman-arrested-not-returning-movie-rental Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm David Greene. Kayla Finley is finally paying for her crime. Back in 2005, the South Carolina woman rented a movie. It was "Monster-In-Law," starring Jane Fonda and JLo on VHS. She never returned it. The movie store is now closed but there was still a warrant out for her arrest and police nabbed her last week. She spent a night in jail. Given the reviews of the movie, she should've been given time served for the 101 minutes she spent watching that film. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.<p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 11:13:00 +0000 editor 19155 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Association Warns Of A Possible Clown Shortage http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/association-warns-possible-clown-shortage Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne.<p>Sad clown face, we're headed for a clown shortage. As the head of a clown organization told the New York Daily News: Clowns just aren't cool anymore. Rubber noses and rainbow wigs just can't compete for young talent with tech startups and Wall Street. That's a pie in the face for the World Clown Association and its aging clown population. Its membership numbers have dropped like a pair of oversized polka dot trousers.<p>It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.<p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 editor 19156 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Classical Music Piece Enhances Roald Dahl's 'Dirty Beasts' http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/classical-music-piece-enhances-roald-dahls-dirty-beasts Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>The children's author Roald Dahl died almost 25 years ago, and yet, today you can find more musical adaptations of his work than ever.<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>"Matilda" is a hit on Broadway. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 10:18:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 19152 at http://ualrpublicradio.org U.S. Women's Bobsled Team Features 2 Summer Olympians http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/us-womens-bobsled-team-takes-center-stage Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>There is one sport in the Winter Olympics you can do with your eyes closed. To be precise, you have to do a few seconds of work, after which you can close your eyes and hope for a gold. I am referring to the brakeman in bobsled. That's the athlete who pushes the sled. Tonight, the woman's two-person bobsled starts in Sochi.<p>NPR's Robert Smith introduces us to the team.<p>ROBERT SMITH, BYLINE: Let's get this out of the way. The women call themselves brakemen. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 10:18:00 +0000 Robert Smith 19153 at http://ualrpublicradio.org U.N. Panel Accuses North Korea Of Crimes Against Humanity http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/un-panel-accuses-north-korea-crimes-against-humanity Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>And I'm David Greene. Good morning. For years we've been hearing horror stories from North Korea about mass starvation, torture, slavery, political killings. It's a long list that is hard for many of us to imagine. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 10:18:00 +0000 editor 19154 at http://ualrpublicradio.org NBC's Olympic Coverage Powered By Starbucks http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/nbcs-olympic-coverage-powered-starbucks Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Good morning, I'm David Green. Under Olympic rules, only official sponsors are allowed to sell coffee at the Winter Games in Sochi. Starbucks is not one of them. But NBC, the exclusive U.S. broadcaster of the Games, found a loophole and constructed a secret Starbucks in its media center. The network has flown in barristas to staff its operation. Other members of the press are envious. Our own Sonari Glinton trailed a journalist carrying a contraband drink only to learn that this too was an NBC exclusive. You're listening to MORNING EDITION. Mon, 17 Feb 2014 12:36:00 +0000 editor 19115 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Watch Out: Rolling Ball Gathers More Snow http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/watch-out-rolling-ball-gathers-more-snow Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne.<p>It came in like a wrecking ball. Well, a wrecking snowball. Two math majors at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, created a wintery masterpiece - a giant snowball weighing about 800 pounds. The students built it on the quad but decide to roll it along a walk, on the theory that a rolling ball gathers more snow. Then it got away from them, taking off down the hill and smashing into a dorm wall and crushing it.<p>It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.<p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 12:36:00 +0000 editor 19116 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Hong Kong To Destroy Ivory Stockpile, But Will It Curb Demand In China? http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/hong-kong-destroy-ivory-stockpile Lucy Skrine, 11, was walking through the bustling streets of Hong Kong a few months ago with fellow animal activists, holding signs in Chinese and English that read: "Say No to Ivory."<p>"There was one mainland Chinese that came around, and she said, 'Why can't we buy ivory?' " the sixth-grader recalled. Lucy explained that poachers had to kill the elephant to extract the tusks.<p>"When she learned this, she was like, 'What? Mon, 17 Feb 2014 10:17:00 +0000 Frank Langfitt 19112 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Hong Kong To Destroy Ivory Stockpile, But Will It Curb Demand In China? Anticipation Grows That U.S. Ice Dancing Duo Will Win Gold http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/anticipation-grows-us-ice-dancing-duo-will-win-gold Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White are favored to win gold in ice dancing. The pair took silver in the last Olympic Games in Vancouver, and expectations are high that they'll do even better in Sochi. Mon, 17 Feb 2014 10:17:00 +0000 Tamara Keith 19113 at http://ualrpublicradio.org