Lynn Neary http://wuwm.com en 'Grapes Of Wrath' Is 75, But Its Depictions Of Poverty Are Timeless http://wuwm.com/post/grapes-wrath-75-its-depictions-poverty-are-timeless Much has been said and written about the Dust Bowl, but if you want to get a visceral feel for how it all began and the way it affected the people who experienced it, you need go no further than the opening pages of John Steinbeck's <em>The Grapes of Wrath</em>:<p><blockquote><p>Men stood by their fences and looked at the ruined corn, drying fast now, only a little green showing through the film of dust. The men were silent and they did not move often. And the women came out of the houses to stand beside their men — to feel whether this time the men would break. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 07:23:00 +0000 Lynn Neary 29104 at http://wuwm.com 'Grapes Of Wrath' Is 75, But Its Depictions Of Poverty Are Timeless Printing Wikipedia Would Take 1 Million Pages, But That's Sort Of The Point http://wuwm.com/post/printing-wikipedia-would-take-1-million-pages-thats-sort-point A German-based group called PediaPress is trying to raise enough money to make a print copy of all of Wikipedia. That's right, Wikipedia, the ever-evolving, always-changing, inherently digital encyclopedia of information gathered by contributors all over the world. To say this would be a massive project is an understatement.<p>One thousand volumes, 1,200 pages each — more than one million pages in all — about 80 meters of shelf space. That's what it would take to make a printed version of Wikipedia. Sun, 30 Mar 2014 09:11:00 +0000 Lynn Neary 28014 at http://wuwm.com Printing Wikipedia Would Take 1 Million Pages, But That's Sort Of The Point 'Sous Chef' Reveals The High-Adrenaline Dance Behind Your Dinner http://wuwm.com/post/sous-chef-reveals-high-adrenaline-dance-behind-your-dinner A restaurant kitchen at the peak of the dinner rush can be a crazy place — hot, crowded and filled with a kind of intense energy that some people, like Michael Gibney, thrive on. Gibney's been working in restaurants since he was young. In his new book, <em>Sous Chef,</em> Gibney tries to capture the rhythm of the kitchen by taking his readers through one day in the life of a fast-paced New York restaurant.<p>Writing is a new affair for Gibney, but cooking is his first love. He got his start in the restaurant business as a kid, washing dishes. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 21:24:00 +0000 Lynn Neary 27699 at http://wuwm.com 'Sous Chef' Reveals The High-Adrenaline Dance Behind Your Dinner Common Core Creates Opportunities For Publishers http://wuwm.com/post/common-core-creates-opportunities-publishers Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Good morning, I'm David Greene.<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>And I'm Renee Montagne with an opportunity for publishers. Some 45 states and the District of Columbia have now signed onto the new Common Core education standards. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 09:08:00 +0000 Lynn Neary 27197 at http://wuwm.com Pew Study: Many Technophiles Also Love Libraries http://wuwm.com/post/pew-study-many-technophiles-also-love-libraries You might think that in a world of Google and Wikipedia, people who love technology wouldn't care much about the musty old local public library. But, according to <a href="http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/03/13/library-engagement-typology/">a new report by the Pew Research Internet Project</a>, you'd be wrong.<p>Pew has been studying the changing role of libraries in America in the digital age. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 21:30:00 +0000 Lynn Neary 26811 at http://wuwm.com Pew Study: Many Technophiles Also Love Libraries