Arts & Culture http://wuwm.com en Fruit Recall Hits Trader Joe's, Costco, Wal-Mart Stores http://wuwm.com/post/fruit-recall-hits-trader-joes-costco-wal-mart-stores Fears of possible listeria contamination have led to a national recall of whole peaches, nectarines and other fruits packed by a California company. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:13:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 36629 at http://wuwm.com Book Review: 'Angels Make Their Hope Here' http://wuwm.com/post/book-review-angels-make-their-hope-here Alan Cheuse reviews Angels Make Their Hope Here, by Breena Clarke. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:47:00 +0000 Alan Cheuse 36624 at http://wuwm.com D.C. Washington's Voice Shines On The Diamond In Nation's Capital http://wuwm.com/post/dc-washingtons-voice-shines-diamond-nations-capital During a recent visit to a Washington Nationals game, Robert Siegel was struck by the singer of the national anthem — by both his smooth baritone and his curiously apt name: D.C. Washington. So, he invited Washington into the studio for a conversation and a few songs. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=D.C.+Washington%27s+Voice+Shines+On+The+Diamond+In+Nation%27s+Capital&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MDcwNjYzMDEzMTQ4MjA1NThkNjc1Mg004)"/></div><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:12:00 +0000 editor 36622 at http://wuwm.com Glass Or No Glass? That Is The Grill Lid Question http://wuwm.com/post/glass-or-no-glass-grill-lid-question We love cooking on our grills, especially in the summertime. Keeping the house cool and avoiding the dish pile up are two major draws – not to mention the flavor of food cooked over fire.<p>When we saw a glass-topped grill, shining like Cinderella's slipper in a YouTube <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0il1bFM0vc">video</a> posted by commercial glass maker SCHOTT, we were intrigued. But, we wondered, how the heck do you clean it?<p>First, let's back up. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:11:00 +0000 April Fulton 36619 at http://wuwm.com Glass Or No Glass? That Is The Grill Lid Question Tree Planted To Honor Beatle Is Killed By Beetles http://wuwm.com/post/tree-planted-honor-beatle-killed-beetles Flowers may grow so incredibly high, as the Beatles once sang, but trees — not so much.<p>Actually, a pine tree planted in Los Angeles a decade ago to honor former Beatle George Harrison reached a height of 12 feet before succumbing recently.<p>To an infestation. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:46:00 +0000 editor 36623 at http://wuwm.com Tree Planted To Honor Beatle Is Killed By Beetles Inside The Sun Records Sound, A Marvel Even Today http://wuwm.com/post/inside-sun-records-sound-marvel-even-today For more conversations with music makers, check out NPR's <a href="http://www.npr.org/sections/music-interviews/" target="_blank">Music Interviews</a>. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Inside+The+Sun+Records+Sound%2C+A+Marvel+Even+Today&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MTA0MTU4MDEzMTUzMTc5MTI3ODBiZQ004)"/></div><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:14:00 +0000 Christopher Blank 36610 at http://wuwm.com Inside The Sun Records Sound, A Marvel Even Today How Scientists Created A Typhus Vaccine In A 'Fantastic Laboratory' http://wuwm.com/post/how-scientists-created-typhus-vaccine-fantastic-laboratory When Germany invaded the Soviet Union during World War II, Nazi commanders had another worry besides the Red Army. Epidemics of typhus fever, which is transmitted by body lice, killed untold numbers of soldiers and civilians during and after World War I.<p>As World War II raged, typhus reappeared in war-torn areas and in Jewish ghettos, where cramped, harsh conditions were a perfect breeding ground for lice.<p>So the Nazis employed Dr. Rudolf Weigl to produce a typhus vaccine. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:34:00 +0000 editor 36595 at http://wuwm.com How Scientists Created A Typhus Vaccine In A 'Fantastic Laboratory' Despite Disability, One Mountain Climber Reflects On His Advantages http://wuwm.com/post/despite-disability-one-mountain-climber-reflects-his-advantages Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>Now we'll hear from a man who's been overcoming bias and doubts for his entire life. Spencer West was born with a genetic disorder that affected his legs. Minutes after he was born, a physician told his parents he would probably never walk. And by the age of five, both of his legs had been amputated. But he spent a lifetime challenging himself and challenging the way people think about physical disability. In the past year, West completed a 300 kilometer trek across Canada in a wheelchair and on his hands. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:03:00 +0000 editor 36589 at http://wuwm.com 'Audience Measurement': How Networks And Critics Are Wrestling With Numbers http://wuwm.com/post/audience-measurement-how-networks-and-critics-are-wrestling-numbers If the Television Critics Association press tour of 2014, wrapping up Tuesday and Wednesday with presentations from PBS, has had a catchphrase, it's "audience measurement."<p>Critics heard an extended presentation from Nielsen on the very first day of tour about the company's plans to begin measuring viewership on mobile devices and, more generally, about its scramble to keep up – catch up, really – with the way television works now. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:22:00 +0000 Linda Holmes 36582 at http://wuwm.com 'Audience Measurement': How Networks And Critics Are Wrestling With Numbers New Mix: The Rentals, Perfume Genius, The Bots, Zammuto http://wuwm.com/post/new-mix-rentals-perfume-genius-bots-zammuto We kick off this week's episode of <em>All Songs Considered</em> with the sludgy, shoegaze-y sounds of Whirr, a band started by Nick Bassett, bassist for one of co-host Robin Hilton's favorite acts of 2014, Nothing. We follow up with a new track from <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/239718803/the-bots">The Bots</a>, two young brothers from L.A. whose "All I Really Want" is a two-minute sugar rush of high-powered pop-punk.<p>Later on the show we welcome NPR Music's Daoud Tyler–Ameen and Jacob Ganz to the studio to play some of their favorite new tunes. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:04:00 +0000 editor 36579 at http://wuwm.com New Mix: The Rentals, Perfume Genius, The Bots, Zammuto