Margot Adler http://northernpublicradio.org en A Beer Backlash To LGBT Exclusion In St. Patrick's Parades http://northernpublicradio.org/post/beer-backlash-lgbt-exclusion-st-patricks-parades Beer makers Guinness and Sam Adams withdrew sponsorship from New York and Boston's St. Patrick Day parades, respectively, over the exclusion of openly gay, lesbian and transgender participants. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 20:30:00 +0000 Margot Adler 44600 at http://northernpublicradio.org A Plan To Eliminate Wild Mute Swans Draws Vocal Opposition http://northernpublicradio.org/post/plan-eliminate-wild-mute-swans-draws-vocal-opposition A plan in New York state to <a href="http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/wildlife_pdf/muteswanmgmtpln2013.pdf">eliminate all wild mute swans there by 2025</a> has drawn protests and petitions on all sides. While some see elegant white birds gliding across the water, others see a dangerous aggressor destroying the local ecosystem.<p>According to the state Department of Environmental Conservation, the swans — which don't honk but make hoarse, froglike grunts — are not native, and they destroy and attack native species. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Margot Adler 44309 at http://northernpublicradio.org A Plan To Eliminate Wild Mute Swans Draws Vocal Opposition Before He Fell To Earth, 'The Little Prince' Was Born In N.Y. http://northernpublicradio.org/post/he-fell-earth-little-prince-was-born-ny One of the world's most beloved books is <em>The Little Prince</em> by Antoine Saint-Exupery. Published in 1943, almost two million copies are sold every year, in about 250 languages.<p>If asked where you think the book was written, you might say Paris. You'd be wrong. Sat, 25 Jan 2014 17:14:00 +0000 Margot Adler 42226 at http://northernpublicradio.org Before He Fell To Earth, 'The Little Prince' Was Born In N.Y. Small Museum Shows Off Weird Objects http://northernpublicradio.org/post/small-museum-shows-weird-objects In this encore report, we hear about a small museum in an elevator shaft in lower Manhattan. It's only six feet square, and only about three or four people can enter it at a time. The exhibits document the weird and wonderful of modern life, including prison contraband made from bread. (This piece originally aired on Jan. 2, 2014 on All Things Considered). Fri, 24 Jan 2014 10:12:00 +0000 Margot Adler 42156 at http://northernpublicradio.org New York's Medical Marijuana Experiment Begins With Caution http://northernpublicradio.org/post/new-yorks-medical-marijuana-experiment-begins-caution New York is one of the only states in the Northeast without a medical marijuana program.<p>Gov. Sun, 19 Jan 2014 17:57:00 +0000 Margot Adler 41951 at http://northernpublicradio.org Tiny Museum Preserves Proof Of Creators' Crazy Stories http://northernpublicradio.org/post/tiny-museum-preserves-proof-creators-crazy-stories Imagine a museum that's only 6 square feet. It's called, simply, <a href="http://mmuseumm.com/">Museum</a> and it's housed in an old elevator shaft in an alley near New York City's courts. It has some odd exhibits on 18 small shelves, and only about four people can fit into the space at a time.<p>The museum was created by three filmmakers: Alex Kalman and brothers Josh and Benny Safdie. Josh Safdie says the idea grew out of a combination of frustration and storytelling. The filmmakers would tell each other amazing tales of what they had seen and found, and the others would want proof. Thu, 02 Jan 2014 23:18:00 +0000 Margot Adler 41251 at http://northernpublicradio.org Tiny Museum Preserves Proof Of Creators' Crazy Stories Assessing Bloomberg's Legacy Is A Complex Task http://northernpublicradio.org/post/assessing-bloombergs-legacy-complex-task At the end of this month, Michael Bloomberg ends his three terms as mayor of New York City. Assessing Bloomberg's legacy, a man who went from Republican to Independent, is not a simple thing to do. His 12 years in office were groundbreaking, locally and even globally.<p>But at the same time, many New Yorkers found him arrogant and insensitive to the poor. It's a vein that was tapped successfully by Democratic Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio, who described New York as a city of haves and have nots. Mon, 30 Dec 2013 12:42:00 +0000 Margot Adler 41088 at http://northernpublicradio.org Assessing Bloomberg's Legacy Is A Complex Task Investigation Of New York Train Derailment Continues http://northernpublicradio.org/post/investigation-new-york-train-derailment-continues Transportation officials are investigating what caused a Metro-North Railroad passenger train to derail along the Hudson River in New York on Sunday morning. The crash left four dead and injured dozens more. Mon, 02 Dec 2013 21:54:00 +0000 Margot Adler 39860 at http://northernpublicradio.org Cellphones As Radios: Immigrants Dial In To Native Stations http://northernpublicradio.org/post/cellphones-radios-immigrants-dial-native-stations A year and half ago, Baruch Herzfeld, an entrepreneur in New York City, had a novel idea: connect immigrants in the U.S. with radio stations in their home country using nothing more than a cheap cellphone.<p>The result is <a href="http://zenoradio.com/en/">ZenoRadio</a>.<p>ZenoRadio employee Atif Enin, who's from Egypt, points to a list of countries, each with a U.S. Fri, 15 Nov 2013 22:27:00 +0000 Margot Adler 39148 at http://northernpublicradio.org Cellphones As Radios: Immigrants Dial In To Native Stations Can Starbucks Do For Tea What It Has Done For Coffee? http://northernpublicradio.org/post/can-starbucks-do-tea-what-it-has-done-coffee Starbucks, which revolutionized the coffee industry, is now taking on tea. It has opened its first tea bar, and it's creating mixed tea beverages, some even more complex and customized than the coffee beverages we all know.<p>This first store, on Madison Avenue in Manhattan, has minimalist decor: gray soft seats, charcoals, chestnut browns. Teavana teas line one wall. Beakers filled with colored liquids greet you at the entrance.<p>The cococaramel sea salt tea latte is delicious, but at 350 calories it's not an everyday drink. Fri, 01 Nov 2013 07:17:00 +0000 Margot Adler 38422 at http://northernpublicradio.org Can Starbucks Do For Tea What It Has Done For Coffee?