All Things Considered http://kacu.org en Can Finishing A Big Bowl Of Ramen Make Dreams Come True? http://kacu.org/post/can-finishing-big-bowl-ramen-make-dreams-come-true You can find ramen, the Japanese noodle soup that's meant to be slurped, almost anywhere in the U.S. these days. Ramen shops continue to pop up, and you can find renditions on the menus of restaurants and gastropubs.<p>But there's a truly funky noodle spot in Cambridge called <a href="http://www.yumewokatare.com/">Yume Wo Katare</a> that serves more than just ramen.<p>There aren't many restaurants where you get praised by everyone around you for clearing your plate or bowl. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:33:00 +0000 editor 41229 at http://kacu.org Can Finishing A Big Bowl Of Ramen Make Dreams Come True? In Which Colin Firth Debunks Some Myths About Working With Woody Allen http://kacu.org/post/which-colin-firth-debunks-some-myths-about-working-woody-allen In<em> Magic in the Moonlight</em>, a new film from Woody Allen, Colin Firth plays a 1920s stage magician who is also an expert at debunking spiritualists. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:33:00 +0000 NPR STAFF 41230 at http://kacu.org In Which Colin Firth Debunks Some Myths About Working With Woody Allen Fiction Explores The Push And Pull Of Arab-Israeli Identity http://kacu.org/post/fiction-explores-push-and-pull-arab-israeli-identity To be an Arab living in Israel proper has long been a challenging proposition. Even sussing out what to call them has political implications: Arab Israelis? Israeli Arabs? Palestinian Israelis? Or maybe just Palestinians? Arabs in Israel live lives that constantly — often stressfully — straddle two cultures: They are all at once ethnically Arab and citizens of the Jewish state.<p>I'm not talking here about Palestinians who live in Gaza and the West Bank. I'm talking about Arabs who live inside the Green Line and vote in Israeli elections. Some even serve in Israel's military. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:33:00 +0000 Molly Antopol 41231 at http://kacu.org Fiction Explores The Push And Pull Of Arab-Israeli Identity How Well Does A Drug Work? Look Beyond The Fine Print http://kacu.org/post/how-well-does-drug-work-look-beyond-fine-print Anybody who has ever seen a drug advertisement or talked over the pros and cons of a medicine with a doctor can be forgiven for being confused.<p>Sorting out the risks and benefits of taking a medicine can be complicated even for professionals.<p>This spring, the Institute of Medicine <a href="http://www.iom.edu/~/media/Files/Activity%20Files/Research/DrugForum/2014-MAY-12/Agenda.pdf">convened a workshop</a> with the Food and Drug Administration. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:35:00 +0000 NPR staff 41216 at http://kacu.org How Well Does A Drug Work? Look Beyond The Fine Print As Political Disenchantment Soars, Lines At The Polls Grow Shorter http://kacu.org/post/political-disenchantment-soars-lines-polls-grow-shorter Several new surveys show voter interest is low, anti-incumbent sentiment is high, and voters from both parties are questioning whether their elected leaders should return to Congress next year.<p>In short, the electorate is disengaged and disgusted with politics.<p>Voter turnout in the 2010 primaries was only about 18 percent, and now it's even lower. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:35:00 +0000 Mara Liasson 41217 at http://kacu.org As Political Disenchantment Soars, Lines At The Polls Grow Shorter Gurrumul, An Unlikely International Star, Reaches U.S. Ears http://kacu.org/post/gurrumul-unlikely-international-star-reaches-us-ears The Australian musician and singer-songwriter Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, who goes by simply Gurrumul, is an international star. He has sung a duet with <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15397433/sting" target="_blank">Sting</a>, performed for Britain's Royal Family and President Obama and even graced the cover of <em>Rolling Stone</em>, who called him "Australia's most important voice." That's remarkable for a man who was born blind, is extremely shy and doesn't speak much English.<p>Gurrumul's songs, like his own life, encompass a span of human experience as great as any on earth. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:35:00 +0000 NPR Staff 41225 at http://kacu.org Gurrumul, An Unlikely International Star, Reaches U.S. Ears The Evolution Of The 'Esquire' Man, In 10 Revealing Covers http://kacu.org/post/evolution-esquire-man-10-revealing-covers This summer, <em>All Things Considered </em>has been exploring what it means to be a <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/323986426/men-in-america">man in America</a> today — from a second look at popular notions of masculinity and men's style, to attitudes toward women — and how all those ideas have shifted over time.<p>There are few people more acquainted with those shifts than David Granger. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:04:00 +0000 editor 41191 at http://kacu.org The Evolution Of The 'Esquire' Man, In 10 Revealing Covers Montana Senator Comes Under Fire For Plagiarism Allegations http://kacu.org/post/montana-senator-comes-under-fire-plagiarism-allegations Sen. John Walsh of Montana was appointed to his seat in February, and he's preparing to face voters for the first time. The Democrat's bid will likely be complicated by allegations of plagiarism, reported by <em>The New York Times</em>. It seems that in a paper Walsh submitted for his master's degree from the U.S. Army War College, long passages were borrowed without attribution. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:56:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 41188 at http://kacu.org When One Size Doesn't Fit All: A Man's Quest To Find An Extra-Small http://kacu.org/post/when-one-size-doesnt-fit-all-mans-quest-find-extra-small <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=When+One+Size+Doesn%27t+Fit+All%3A+A+Man%27s+Quest+To+Find+An+Extra-Small&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwMDkzMjQzMDEzNDc2MjU4NDA0M2ExOA004)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:56:00 +0000 editor 41192 at http://kacu.org When It Comes To Creativity, Are Two Heads Better Than One? http://kacu.org/post/when-it-comes-creativity-are-two-heads-better-one Joshua Wolf Shenk doesn't believe in the myth of the lone genius. "What has one person ever done alone?" he asks NPR's Robert Siegel. "We think of Martin Luther King and Sigmund Freud and Warren Buffett and Steve Jobs as these great solo creators, but in fact, if you look into the details of their life, they are enmeshed in relationships all the way through."<p>Take Steve Jobs: "Jobs created Apple Computer with Steve Wozniak," says Shenk. "Flash-forward to the end of his life, a lot of the great work at the height of Apple was done with this design guru, Jonathan Ive. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:18:00 +0000 editor 41187 at http://kacu.org When It Comes To Creativity, Are Two Heads Better Than One? Who Are The Kids Of The Migrant Crisis? http://kacu.org/post/who-are-kids-migrant-crisis Since October, a staggering 57,000 unaccompanied migrant children have been apprehended at the southwestern U.S. border. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:39:00 +0000 editor 41184 at http://kacu.org Who Are The Kids Of The Migrant Crisis? Labor Conflict May Lock Out Met Opera Workers http://kacu.org/post/labor-conflict-may-lock-out-met-opera-workers The clock is ticking for the Metropolitan Opera in New York. The world's largest opera company may be headed for a shutdown. Most of the union contracts for the Met expire in a week. Yesterday, Met General Manager Peter Gelb sent a letter to the unions, warning them to prepare for a lockout if they don't come to terms.<p>For months now, the company and its unions have been at an impasse. Management has proposed cutting 16 percent of union members' compensation. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:25:00 +0000 Jeff Lunden 41186 at http://kacu.org Labor Conflict May Lock Out Met Opera Workers The Death Clerk, And Other Details Of Last-Minute Execution Appeals http://kacu.org/post/death-clerk-and-other-details-last-minute-execution-appeals <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=The+Death+Clerk%2C+And+Other+Details+Of+Last-Minute+Execution+Appeals&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzk4NjQwMDEzNTkxNDE0MTg3ZGYxMA004)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:15:00 +0000 Nina Totenberg 41174 at http://kacu.org Botched Ariz. Execution Renews Unease Over Lethal Injections http://kacu.org/post/botched-ariz-execution-renews-unease-over-lethal-injections <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=Botched+Ariz.+Execution+Renews+Unease+Over+Lethal+Injections&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzk4NjQwMDEzNTkxNDE0MTg3ZGYxMA004)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:15:00 +0000 Martin Kaste 41175 at http://kacu.org Meet The Guy Who's Putting Your Cat On The Map — To Prove A Point http://kacu.org/post/meet-guy-whos-putting-your-cat-map-prove-point <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=Meet+The+Guy+Who%27s+Putting+Your+Cat+On+The+Map+%E2%80%94+To+Prove+A+Point&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAwMTM1NDgzMDEyMzg2MDcwMzJjODJiYQ004)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:15:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 41182 at http://kacu.org