Linda Wertheimer http://wkms.org en Game Developers Conference: Not Your Typical Tech Convention http://wkms.org/post/game-developers-conference-not-your-typical-tech-convention Brian Crecente, who is covering the Game Developers Conference this week for the video game website Polygon, talks about the latest trends in the industry. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:53:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 39391 at http://wkms.org 'Wheel Of Fortune' Player Cashes In With N And E http://wkms.org/post/wheel-fortune-player-cashes-n-and-e A Wheel of Fortune contestant guessed a 12-letter phrase in the bonus round Wednesday night with only two letters revealed — and he won $45,000. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:43:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 39384 at http://wkms.org A Cronut By Any Other Name Is Still A Cronut http://wkms.org/post/cronut-any-other-name-still-cronut Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm Linda Wertheimer. Little Big's Bakery in South Portland, Maine worked up its version of the cronut, the croissant-donut hybrid. The Mainers tried to stand out, spelling theirs C-R-A-U-X-nut. But the original New York baker sent a letter saying he has trademarked the cronut name, no matter how you spell it. So Little Big's took another stab at it. Now they call their popular pastry C-and-Ds - standing for cease and desist. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.<p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:43:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 39385 at http://wkms.org Intercepted Al-Qaida Communication Prompts Warnings http://wkms.org/post/intercepted-al-qaida-communication-prompts-warnings 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. Today the State Department advised all U.S. citizens to leave Yemen because of extremely high danger for Americans there. The U.S. Air Force has flown some State Department personnel out of the capital, Sana'a. In all, 19 U.S. embassies and consulates remain closed across the Middle East and Africa because of a security threat. We're hearing more about what is causing all the concern. Tue, 06 Aug 2013 10:06:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 33739 at http://wkms.org Ex-Rep. Lindy Boggs: Advocate For Women, Dedicated To Family http://wkms.org/post/ex-rep-lindy-boggs-advocate-women-dedicated-family Lindy Boggs died Saturday morning. She was 97 years old, had served in Congress for close to 20 years and also as the U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, appointed by President Bill Clinton.<p>But those achievements, great as they are, do not begin to sum up the life and accomplishments of Lindy Boggs. As many of you know, she is part of our family at NPR: Her daughter is <a href="http://www.npr.org/people/2101090/cokie-roberts">Cokie Roberts</a>. And she has many friends here, as she does everywhere.<p>Lindy was born in the spring of 1916. Sat, 27 Jul 2013 17:01:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 33476 at http://wkms.org Ex-Rep. Lindy Boggs: Advocate For Women, Dedicated To Family Rotenberg's Toronto Thrillers Mix Canadian Courtesy With Murder http://wkms.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 07:55:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 32647 at http://wkms.org Rotenberg's Toronto Thrillers Mix Canadian Courtesy With Murder Who's Ruling The Games? So Far, It's China http://wkms.org/post/whos-ruling-games-so-far-its-china With six gold medals, China is dominating the Summer Olympics so far. The host country has yet to win gold — though it has two other medals. Mon, 30 Jul 2012 12:24:00 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 19926 at http://wkms.org Chess Pie's Past And Present http://wkms.org/post/chess-pies-past-and-present To me, chess pie is an Oklahoma pie with definite Southern accents. For NPR's recent <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thisisnpr/2012/06/27/155721534/you-asked-for-it-winning-pieweek-recipes?sc=tw&amp;cc=share">pie contest</a>, I started with my mother's family recipe for Lemon Chess Pie — with a variation inspired by my Aunt Jane.<p>Since the pie is so sweet, Jane liked to put some sliced rhubarb on the bottom of the pie crust, then pour the chess filling over it. I added blueberries for tartness instead. This pie, therefore, comes from Grandmother Willie in Loco, Okla., via Woodford, Okla. Wed, 04 Jul 2012 19:22:53 +0000 Linda Wertheimer 18772 at http://wkms.org Chess Pie's Past And Present