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It’s not often that a writer and historian steps over into the world of acting. But that’s what Teresa Funke has done with her 2007 book “Dancing in Combat Boots”. It presents 10 fictional stories based off women’s real experiences at home and abroad during World War II. During March, which is Women’s History Month, KUNC’s Grace Hood sat down to talk with Funke about her upcoming play and book--and one thing you may not know about Greeley’s past.

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This is a dish that I created using leftover ingredients I had on hand, but is very much in the style of any Chinese stir-fry in Trinidad, using meat, sweet soy sauce, rum and hot pepper as key ingredients. It is good with plain white rice or a flat bread such as pita or roti. Chicken, shrimp or beef can be substituted for the pork.

Makes 4 servings

1 tablespoon sweet soy sauce (available in Chinese markets)

1 tablespoon mirin (rice wine)

2 tablespoons dark rum

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1 pound pork shoulder cut into 1/2-inch cubes

It's not that unusual for kids to have murals painted on their walls.

But the mural that was painted on the wall in Larry and Nina Chertoff's childhood bedroom in Manhattan in 1961 was a little unusual. Showing a parade of children and animals, it was painted by family friend Maurice Sendak, the author and illustrator who, two years later, would publish the award-winning children's book Where The Wild Things Are.

My mom's almond biscotti are satisfyingly firm rather than jaw-breakingly hard and are chock-full of toasted whole almonds and laced with fragrant orange zest. They are ideal for dunking in a mug of hot coffee. This recipe calls for 3 jumbo-sized eggs. If you can't find them, then use 4 large eggs.

Makes about 36 biscotti (3/4-inch-wide cookies)

3 cups unsalted whole almonds

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup light brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

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The tiny Persian Gulf nation of Qatar is often overshadowed by its neighbors. But the country is gaining its own reputation -- as a player in the art world.

Qatar is on an ambitious construction schedule to build some half-dozen museums by 2016. The newest of these is the Mathaf, the Arab Museum of Modern Art. And unlike the Guggenheim in Dubai or the Louvre in Abu Dhabi, the Mathaf is not a branch of a Western museum.

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You can now communicate in Cherokee on your iPhone. That's because Cherokee leaders have been worried about the fate of their language. While there are about a quarter million Cherokee people, only 8,000 or so speak the language, and most of them are older.

Editor's Note: This article was originally published on an earlier version of on 2007-09-27.

Each month during 2007 - the KUNC newsroom is profiling notable Coloradans who embody the unique spirit of our state. University of Colorado Physicist and Nobel Laureate Eric Cornell has experienced life's extremes. As KUNC's Brian Larson reports - Cornell's can do attitude and positive outlook - may outweigh his triumphs in the laboratory.