Here and Now http://ualrpublicradio.org en Play Illuminates Tumultuous Year In LBJ's Life http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/play-illuminates-tumultuous-year-lbjs-life The new play &#8220;<a href="http://allthewaybroadway.com/" target="_blank">All The Way&#8221;</a> is now in previews on Broadway. Written by Robert Shenken and commissioned by the Oregon Shakespeare festival, it tells the story of a year in the life of President Lyndon B. Mon, 17 Feb 2014 21:18:00 +0000 editor 19163 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Play Illuminates Tumultuous Year In LBJ's Life The Search For New Antibiotics http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/search-new-antibiotics Two drug companies, Roche Holding and GlaxoSmithKline, have announced they&#8217;ll ramp up research into antibiotics. Mon, 17 Feb 2014 21:18:00 +0000 editor 19164 at http://ualrpublicradio.org The Search For New Antibiotics Philippines City Struggles To Recover After Typhoon http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/philippines-city-struggles-recover-after-typhoon It was one of the strongest storms ever recorded at landfall. Typhoon Haiyan clocked at 190 miles an hour when it struck the Philippines late last year. More than 6,000 were killed, nearly 2,000 more are missing and millions were displaced when their homes were destroyed or washed away.<p>Authorities are still struggling with the simplest tasks like clearing away debris, rebuilding houses and counting the dead. Mon, 17 Feb 2014 21:18:00 +0000 editor 19165 at http://ualrpublicradio.org U.S. Banks Now Open For Marijuana Business http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/us-banks-now-open-marijuana-business Legal marijuana sellers across the country now have an easier place to deposit those wads of cash.<p>The Obama administration has issued guidelines to banks on doing business with licensed marijuana operators, giving them the green light to finance and set up checking and savings accounts with marijuana businesses.<p>And there may be a lot of money to deposit. According to the National Cannabis Industry Association legal U.S. Mon, 17 Feb 2014 21:18:00 +0000 editor 19184 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Inside The World Of Jewish Matchmaking http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/inside-world-jewish-matchmaking This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Broadway production of &#8220;Fiddler on the Roof.&#8221;<p>The 1964 production made history: the first musical to surpass 3,000 performances, it went on to win nine Tony awards, including Best Musical and Best Score.<p>Four Broadway revivals and one successful film adaptation later, the story of Tevye and his daughters remains alive in popular culture.<p>Based on the book by Yiddish master storyteller Sholem Aleichem, Tevye attempts to preserve his family and Jewish traditions while outside influences threaten to derail all he knows.<p>Much of the p Fri, 14 Feb 2014 22:44:00 +0000 editor 19042 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Inside The World Of Jewish Matchmaking Syria Peace Talks End In Apparent Failure http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/syria-peace-talks-end-apparent-failure The peace talks in Switzerland aren&#8217;t changing much on the ground in Syria. Government troops and warplanes continue to batter a rebel-held town near the border with Lebanon, and an effort to evacuate trapped civilians from the besieged city of Homs has been halted.<p>NPR&#8217;s <strong>Deborah Amos</strong> joins <em><a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/">Here & Now&#8217;</a></em>s Jeremy Hobson to discuss the talks.<p>&#8220;It was a bust in Geneva,&#8221; she says. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 22:44:00 +0000 editor 19043 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Syria Peace Talks End In Apparent Failure People Around The World Dance For 'One Billion Rising' Day http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/people-around-world-dance-one-billion-rising-day It’s Valentines Day today, which also means it’s the second annual <a href="http://www.onebillionrising.org/" target="_blank">&#8220;One Billion Rising&#8221;</a> Day, an international event started by playwright Eve Ensler to draw attention to domestic violence.<p>The event is billed as a global call to women survivors of violence to gather safely, together or alone &#8212; in courthouses, police stations, government offices, parks and homes &#8212; to express themselves through art, word and dance.<p>Last year’s inaugural event inspired women from around the world to post ‘selfies’ of themse Fri, 14 Feb 2014 22:44:00 +0000 editor 19041 at http://ualrpublicradio.org People Around The World Dance For 'One Billion Rising' Day Plushenko Retires After Olympic Withdrawal http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/plushenko-retires-after-olympic-withdrawal Evgeni Plushenko&#8217;s Olympics are over. His competitive career, too. The Russian star retired Thursday just after he withdrew from the men&#8217;s event at the Sochi Olympics for medical reasons.<p>The 31-year-old Plushenko is the only modern-era figure skater to win medals in four Olympics. He helped Russia win the team gold over the weekend.<p>&#8220;I think it&#8217;s God saying, `Evgeni, enough, enough with skating,&#8221;&#8216; said Plushenko, who originally was hurt in a training session Wednesday. &#8220;Age, it&#8217;s OK. But I have 12 surgeries. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 21:34:00 +0000 editor 18985 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Plushenko Retires After Olympic Withdrawal 'The Reluctant Father' Comes Clean http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/reluctant-father-comes-clean Like all new fathers, <strong>Phillip Toledano</strong> was thrilled. Actually, that&#8217;s a big lie.<p>Toledano was resentful and felt he&#8217;d been downsized. He said that bonding with his newborn Loulou was &#8220;like trying to have a relationship with a sea sponge, or a single-cell protozoa.&#8221;<p>He wrote about those feelings in a blog that went viral last year. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 21:34:00 +0000 editor 18986 at http://ualrpublicradio.org 'The Reluctant Father' Comes Clean The Puck Drops For Men's Hockey In Sochi http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/puck-drops-mens-hockey-sochi The American and Russian teams played their first games in the men&#8217;s hockey tournament at the 2014 Winter Olympics today.<p>Russia beat Slovenia 5-2, and the U.S. men defeated Slovakia 7-1. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 21:34:00 +0000 editor 18987 at http://ualrpublicradio.org The Puck Drops For Men's Hockey In Sochi