Philip Reeves http://wkms.org en 2 Pakistani Musicians Gain Fame Singing Political Satire http://wkms.org/post/2-pakistani-gain-fame-singing-political-satire Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>There's also anxiety in Pakistan because it is a country where you can get into big trouble because of what you say. Recently, gunmen there opened fire on a prominent journalist who's a critic of Islamic extremism, killing his driver. Twenty-five journalists have been killed over the last decade. Non-journalists like the young activist Malala Yousafzai have been attacked. NPR's Philip Reeves went to see two young Pakistanis who think they're better off singing about their political views than talking. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:19:00 +0000 Philip Reeves 39800 at http://wkms.org The Shipping Forecast: From Britain's Seas Into Its Soul http://wkms.org/post/shipping-forecast-britains-seas-its-soul It is a bizarre nightly ritual that is deeply embedded in the British way of life.<p>You switch off the TV, lock up the house, slip into bed, turn on your radio, and begin to listen to a mantra, delivered by a soothing, soporific voice.<p>"Viking, North Utsire, South Utsire, Forties, Cromarty, Forth, Tyne, Dogger ...." says the voice.<p>You are aware — vaguely — that these delicious words are names, and that those names refer to big blocks of sea around your island nation, stretching all the way up to Iceland and down to North Africa.<p>Your mind begins to swoop across the landscape, sleepily Mon, 16 Dec 2013 21:20:00 +0000 Philip Reeves 37384 at http://wkms.org The Shipping Forecast: From Britain's Seas Into Its Soul Human Rights Group Investigates Drone Strikes In Pakistan http://wkms.org/post/human-rights-group-investigates-drone-strikes-pakistan Amnesty International released a new report on Tuesday on U.S. drone strikes along Pakistan's chaotic border region with Afghanistan. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 09:35:00 +0000 Philip Reeves 35916 at http://wkms.org Skateboarders Mobilize As Art Center Tries To Reclaim Cavern http://wkms.org/post/skateboarders-mobilize-art-center-tries-reclaim-cavern Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>And I'm Robert Siegel.<p>In medieval times, the south bank of the River Thames in London was full of seedy theaters, brothels and scoundrels. But centuries later, it has become one of the world's finest centers for the arts. Recent plans to expand the arts center has revealed a uniquely, contemporary conflict. Mon, 09 Sep 2013 20:57:00 +0000 Philip Reeves 34723 at http://wkms.org U.K. Lawmakers Vote Against Syria Strike http://wkms.org/post/symbolic-vote-uk-lawmakers-advise-against-syria-strike Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>I'm Melissa Block. And we begin with the sharp and sudden backlash in Britain against military action in Syria. Tonight, the House of Commons issued a defiant rebuke to Prime Minister David Cameron. He took the case for military action to Parliament, arguing that the Syrian government should be held accountable for the deaths of hundreds of people in last week's apparent chemical weapons attack. But Cameron met fierce opposition from lawmakers. Thu, 29 Aug 2013 22:19:00 +0000 Philip Reeves 34450 at http://wkms.org U.K. Detains Partner Of Journalist Who Talked With Snowden http://wkms.org/post/uk-detains-partner-journalist-who-talked-snowden Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>Authorities in Britain are under pressure today to explain why they detained the partner of a journalist who's published documents leaked by the whistleblower Edward Snowden. David Miranda was held at London's Heathrow Airport for nearly nine hours yesterday under U.K. terrorism laws. Miranda's partner, a journalist with the Guardian newspaper, has been breaking some big stories about the intelligence-gathering methods of the U.S. National Security Agency. Mon, 19 Aug 2013 21:13:00 +0000 Philip Reeves 34134 at http://wkms.org Church Invested In Pay Day Loan Companies It Admonished http://wkms.org/post/church-invested-pay-day-loan-companies-it-admonished Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel. The Church of England's top bishop is in a little hot water. The archbishop of Canterbury is embroiled in a controversy about ethical investment. Fri, 26 Jul 2013 20:59:00 +0000 Philip Reeves 33463 at http://wkms.org Thar He Blows: Trump Tussles With Scots Over Wind Turbines http://wkms.org/post/thar-he-blows-trump-tussles-scots-over-wind-turbines A fierce legal battle is under way in Scotland, involving U.S. tycoon Donald Trump.<p>At the heart of the wrangle: wind.<p>Europe is leading the way in generating energy using wind. Huge turbines whir away on the hills and in the seas throughout the continent.<p>The roots of Trump's hatred for these turbines can be found, at least in part, in what was once a stretch of rolling dunes and grassland in northeastern Scotland, overlooking the North Sea.<p>He is spending hundreds of millions creating a resort there.<p>Last year, he opened its star attraction, a championship golf links. Mon, 01 Jul 2013 07:01:00 +0000 Philip Reeves 32648 at http://wkms.org Thar He Blows: Trump Tussles With Scots Over Wind Turbines Islamabad Reservoir Cools Pakistanis http://wkms.org/post/islamabad-reservoir-cools-pakistanis Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>Most people look forward to summer, but perhaps not in Pakistan. NPR's Philip Reeves has been out and about in its capital city, and sent us this letter from Islamabad.<p>PHILIP REEVES, BYLINE: I often wonder how Pakistanis manage to keep up their spirits. Every day brings fresh reports of militant attacks, murders or kidnappings. And even after the monsoon rains roll in, as they are now, it can be unbearably hot. This year's worse than ever thanks to constant power outages. Sat, 15 Jun 2013 13:09:00 +0000 Philip Reeves 32134 at http://wkms.org Alex Ferguson: A Legendary Manager For An Iconic Franchise http://wkms.org/post/alex-ferguson-legendary-manager-iconic-franchise <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/05/08/182190351/manchester-uniteds-sir-alex-ferguson-is-retiring" target="_blank">The resignation</a> of veteran Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson is an event causing ripples that go way beyond the island where the Scotsman spent his long and illustrious career.<p>Walk into a bar pretty much anywhere from Buenos Aires to Bangkok, mention Ferguson or his star-studded team of Red Devils, and you can be sure of a lively conversation — and perhaps a heated argument.<p>Ferguson's name is not always greeted with warmth, especially by supporters Wed, 08 May 2013 15:33:00 +0000 Philip Reeves 31563 at http://wkms.org Alex Ferguson: A Legendary Manager For An Iconic Franchise