WKMS http://wkms.org en 'Say Anything,' Still Full Of Guileless Affection http://wkms.org/post/say-anything-still-full-guileless-affection Monday marks the 25th anniversary of Cameron Crowe's Say Anything. A look back at the seminal teen flick reveals a surprisingly deep and romantic story. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:12:00 +0000 Linda Holmes 40004 at http://wkms.org NCAA Beats 'Strategic Retreat' On Food Rules For Student-Athletes http://wkms.org/post/ncaa-beats-strategic-retreat-food-rules-student-athletes The NCAA is facing scrutiny for how it treats student-athletes. NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks to columnist New York Times Joe Nocera about changes the organization made this week. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:12:00 +0000 editor 40003 at http://wkms.org Bringing Poetry And High Culture To Sao Paulo's Periphery http://wkms.org/post/bringing-poetry-and-high-culture-sao-paulos-periphery Poetry in an unlikely place: In a grim urban shanty town in the middle of Sao Paulo, budding poets from the poorest sections of Brazilian society get together weekly to compose and recite poetry. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:12:00 +0000 editor 40002 at http://wkms.org A Journey Of Pain And Beauty: On Becoming Transgender In India http://wkms.org/post/journey-pain-and-beauty-becoming-transgender-india The signs came early that Abhina Aher was different.<p>Born a boy biologically and given the male name Abhijit, Aher grew up in a middle-class neighborhood of Mumbai, India. The son of a single mother who nurtured a love of dance, Aher would watch enthralled as she performed.<p>"I used to wear the clothes that my mother used to wear — her jewelry, her makeup," Aher, now 37, recalls. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:13:00 +0000 Julie McCarthy 40001 at http://wkms.org A Journey Of Pain And Beauty: On Becoming Transgender In India A Love Letter To Literature: Reading Gabo In 'The Paris Review' http://wkms.org/post/love-letter-literature-reading-gabo-paris-review Everyone has a favorite Gabriel Garcia Marquez book, and mine is <em>Love in the Time of Cholera</em>. It's the story of a romance that lasts decades, unwinding through the pages of the book. It's verbose, vibrant and full of love.<p>But that <em>libro</em> isn't my favorite section of the Garcia Marquez canon. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:27:00 +0000 editor 40000 at http://wkms.org A Love Letter To Literature: Reading Gabo In 'The Paris Review' Madisonville Looking at Options in Contract Dispute with KU http://wkms.org/post/madisonville-looking-options-contract-dispute-ku <p>A Madisonville official says the city is weighing its options as the effective date of a disputed contract with electricity provider Kentucky Utilities nears. In September, KU notified the city of impending changes to the parties’ contract that would take effect April 23rd.</p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:09:40 +0000 Parker Franklin 39999 at http://wkms.org Madisonville Looking at Options in Contract Dispute with KU Kentucky Natural Lands Continues Buying Heavily-Forested Land to Restore, Connect Wild Lands http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-natural-lands-continues-buying-heavily-forested-land-restore-connect-wild-lands <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As this year's observance of Earth Day approaches, the Kentucky Natural Lands Trust continues to buy up&nbsp;property&nbsp;in typically heavily-forested areas.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It's a statewide land trust with a mission to protect, restore, and connect wild lands.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:32:38 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 39995 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Natural Lands Continues Buying Heavily-Forested Land to Restore, Connect Wild Lands In The Land Of Razor Clams, Dinner Hides Deep Within The Sand http://wkms.org/post/land-razor-clams-dinner-hides-deep-within-sand As soon as you drive into town, it's pretty clear that Long Beach, Wash., is all about the razor clam. The first clue is the giant frying pan. It's 14 feet tall and a relic of the clam festivals of the 1940s. And then there's the clam statue that spits when you insert a quarter.<p>But if you really want to see how much people here love their clams, you'd have to be like Karen Harrell and get up before dawn and drive out onto the blustery beach to go clam digging.<p>Harrell is one of hundreds of people already out on the beach, just ahead of the low tide, tramping around in rubber boots. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:31:00 +0000 Martin Kaste 39996 at http://wkms.org In The Land Of Razor Clams, Dinner Hides Deep Within The Sand Somalis In Kenya Are Used To Raids, But They Say This Was Different http://wkms.org/post/somalis-kenya-are-used-raids-say-was-different Mohammed Ali Isaac's hands shook as he showed his Kenyan ID to the police officers. They let him pass, but his cousins weren't so lucky. The two women had forgotten their IDs at home, and the police were threatening to load them into one of three large trucks they'd brought for the purpose.<p>Today's raid, with dozens of armed police officers in the middle of the day in the predominantly Somali neighborhood of Eastleigh in Nairobi, was timed for just after people streamed out of Friday prayers. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:30:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 39997 at http://wkms.org Somalis In Kenya Are Used To Raids, But They Say This Was Different In Virginia, Politicians Fish For Support At Old-Fashioned Event http://wkms.org/post/virginia-politicians-fish-support-old-fashioned-event At a time when new technologies and social media are transforming politics, we turn to a decidedly old-fashioned campaign event. It's an annual festival known as the Shad Planking, a spring rite of Virginia politics for nearly 70 years.<p>It's a must-attend event for state politicians, who practice the oldest form of retail politicking among tall pine trees at a dusty campsite.<p>In Wakefield, about an hour southeast of Virginia's capital of Richmond, shad fish have been roasting by on an open fire since 5 a.m. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:29:00 +0000 editor 39998 at http://wkms.org In Virginia, Politicians Fish For Support At Old-Fashioned Event