Morning Edition for February 7, 2014
Feb 7, 2014 — Samantha Power tells NPR the U.S. is enlisting the help of Russia in particular to secure humanitarian access to civilians trapped in the fighting.
Feb 7, 2014 — In addition to the lives lost in Syria as its conflict rages on, the country's cultural heritage is also being lost. Art and artifacts have been looted, important archeological sites and museums damaged. Renee Montagne talks to UNESCO's Assistant Director-General for Culture Francesco Bandarin about the destruction of Syria's cultural heritage and what's being done to protect it.
Feb 7, 2014 — A Coca-Cola commercial attracted social media backlash following last Sunday's Super Bowl. It featured a multi-lingual version of "America The-Beautiful." A longer version of the commercial will air during NBC's Olympic opening ceremonies coverage. Our Code Switch Team looks at what that commercial and the conversation it triggered say about us, and what it tells us about advertisers.
Feb 7, 2014 — The last known native speaker of the Klallam language has died in Port Angeles, Washington. Klallam is the language of three U.S. tribes as well as one in British Columbia. Hazel M. Sampson was 103.
Feb 5, 2014 — Thousands of people have walked out to the caves in recent weeks to inspect beautiful ice formations. It's the first time Lake Superior's ice has been thick enough to walk on in the area since 2009.
Feb 7, 2014 — A patient in Germany had a combination of puzzling symptoms: heart failure, blindness and swollen lymph nodes. He was referred to a diagnostic specialist, who happens to be a fan of House. He was able to make a diagnosis based on an episode. The problem: cobalt poisoning from a hip replacement.
Feb 7, 2014 — Claude Lanzmann is a director known for making long documentaries about the holocaust. His latest is film is The Last of the Unjust which is about Benjamin Murmelstein, the last survivor of the Council of Jewish Elders. Murmelstein was appointed by Adolph Eichmann to oversee Theresienstadt concentration camp.
Feb 6, 2014 — The instrument, known as "Lipinski" was stolen from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's concert master last week.
Feb 7, 2014 — In the last three years, rebels fighting President Bashar Assad have taken control of swaths of northern Syria. In some areas, local councils were set up. Activists hoped for a freer future. But renegade jihadists, linked to al-Qaida, have stormed into these "liberated areas" and attacked activists who launched the uprising against Assad's regime.
Feb 7, 2014 — News Corp — which publishes The Wall Street Journal — posted gains in its digital real estate and book publishing services. Still, the company is hampered with declining advertising revenues at its newspaper businesses.