Media http://www.kunc.org en 'Period Of Turmoil' Preceded Abramson Firing, Says Top Editor At 'Times' http://www.kunc.org/post/period-turmoil-preceded-abramson-firing-says-top-editor-times Dean Baquet sat in his new office in Midtown Manhattan, the very picture of composure and precision, as he described the top-level dysfunction that led to the firing of Jill Abramson as executive editor of <em>The New York Times</em> and his promotion to replace her as the top news executive there.<p>The firing, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/05/14/312516951/new-york-times-replaces-jill-abramson-as-executive-editor">made public on May 14</a>, involved three major actors: Abramson, Baquet (pronounced baah-kay) and the paper's corporate chairman and publisher, Arthur Sulzberge Fri, 30 May 2014 18:58:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 57179 at http://www.kunc.org 'Period Of Turmoil' Preceded Abramson Firing, Says Top Editor At 'Times' 'I've Enjoyed Every Minute Of It': Carl Kasell On His 60 Years In Radio http://www.kunc.org/post/ive-enjoyed-every-minute-it-carl-kasell-his-60-years-radio Carl Kasell — the official judge and scorekeeper of the NPR quiz show <em>Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!</em> — is stepping down after more than 60 years in radio. While you'll still hear him from time to time as he eases into the role as scorekeeper emeritus, his final broadcast airs on Saturday and Sunday.<p>Kasell recently had a cameo on <em>The Simpsons, </em>and since that's the pinnacle of any career, this seemed like a good moment to look back on his many decades in broadcast.<p>Kasell dreamed of being on the radio since he was a kid. Fri, 16 May 2014 12:20:00 +0000 NPR Staff 56595 at http://www.kunc.org 'I've Enjoyed Every Minute Of It': Carl Kasell On His 60 Years In Radio Bye-Bye To Barbara Walters: A Long 'View' Of A Storied Career http://www.kunc.org/post/bye-bye-baba-long-view-storied-career Barbara Walters had a big interview recently: She spoke with V. Stiviano, the girlfriend of disgraced L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling.<p>"Are you in love with Donald Sterling?" Walters asks. "I love him," Stiviano answers. Thu, 15 May 2014 11:14:00 +0000 NPR Staff 56550 at http://www.kunc.org Bye-Bye To Barbara Walters: A Long 'View' Of A Storied Career The Olympics: A Modern Day World's Fair (And Money Magnet) http://www.kunc.org/post/olympics-modern-day-worlds-fair-and-money-magnet Because it's the 50th anniversary, there's been a wave of nostalgia for the last New York World's Fair. It made me wonder: Whatever happened to World's Fairs?<p>Well, it turns out that they still exist. In fact, you, too, can go to a certified World's Fair next year in Milan, where the fun theme is "Feeding the planet, energy for life" — real cotton candy stuff that helps explain why World's Fairs are not so popular anymore.<p>I bring this up because I always thought that World's Fairs and the Olympics were sort of global first cousins, but what a contrast! Wed, 14 May 2014 07:47:00 +0000 Frank Deford 56492 at http://www.kunc.org The Olympics: A Modern Day World's Fair (And Money Magnet) Chipotle Calls Out Conventional Agriculture In ‘Farmed And Dangerous’ http://www.kunc.org/post/chipotle-calls-out-conventional-agriculture-farmed-and-dangerous <p>The latest salvo in the PR battle between the anti-conventional farming crowd and "Big Ag" doesn’t come on the floor of a state legislature and it doesn’t feature <a href="http://www.fooddialogues.com/farmers-ranchers" target="_blank">adorable farm families</a> or <a href="http://occupy-monsanto.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/OccupyMonsantoFlier_Gilroy.jpg" target="_blank">zombies eating corn</a>.</p><p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 16:19:30 +0000 Jeremy Bernfeld & Harvest Public Media 54186 at http://www.kunc.org Chipotle Calls Out Conventional Agriculture In ‘Farmed And Dangerous’