Joel Rose http://wuwm.com en Yearly Homecoming Makes For A Springtime Fish Frenzy http://wuwm.com/post/yearly-homecoming-makes-springtime-fish-frenzy Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>The American shad lives most of its life at sea except for a few weeks in early spring, when it swims upstream into rivers to spawn. That's precisely what fishermen in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania have been waiting for.<p>As NPR's Joel Rose reports, the shad's annual return to the Delaware River is a springtime tradition that goes back centuries.<p>JOEL ROSE, BYLINE: The shad run starts when the water and the river gets above 50 degrees; in Lambertville, New Jersey, that means sometime in late March or early April. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:15:00 +0000 Joel Rose 29236 at http://wuwm.com Four Years After Death, Alex Chilton Is Finally A Big Star http://wuwm.com/post/four-years-after-death-alex-chilton-finally-big-star Four years after his death, the former singer of the Box Tops and Big Star is enjoying a level of popular acclaim that eluded him in life. A new biography of Alex Chilton, <em>A Man Called Destruction</em>, follows on the heels of a successful documentary about Big Star released last year. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 20:08:00 +0000 Joel Rose 28807 at http://wuwm.com Al Sharpton, FBI Informant? New Claims Revive '80s Mob Story http://wuwm.com/post/al-sharpton-fbi-informant-new-claims-revive-80s-mob-story Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>Reverend Al Sharpton has admitted to working with the FBI and recording conversations with alleged mobsters. The website The Smoking Gun published documents detailing Sharpton's involvement, saying he's the guy referred to in the document as Confidential Informant 7. This was back in the 1980s during some of the bureau's biggest mafia investigations.<p>As NPR's Joe Rose reports, Sharpton denies any wrongdoing.<p>JOEL ROSE, BYLINE: Today, Al Sharpton is a host on MSNBC, an establishment figure who rubs elbows with the president and attorney general. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:01:00 +0000 Joel Rose 28718 at http://wuwm.com Amazon Unveils Fire TV, Its Video Streaming Device http://wuwm.com/post/amazon-unveils-fire-tv-its-video-streaming-device Amazon is making an aggressive move toward your living room TV with a new video-streaming device. Amazon Fire TV joins a crowded field of devices vying for the same spot. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 10:07:00 +0000 Joel Rose 28326 at http://wuwm.com Internal Report Clears Christie Of Bridgegate, But Dems Don't Buy It http://wuwm.com/post/internal-report-clears-christie-bridgegate-dems-dont-buy-it 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>We now have the results of an internal investigation into the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal. Today's report was commissioned by the administration of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, and it finds the governor did nothing wrong. It won't be the last word. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:36:00 +0000 Joel Rose 27861 at http://wuwm.com