Elizabeth Blair http://kwit.org en Bolshoi Director Makes First U.S. Visit Since Acid Attack http://kwit.org/post/bolshoi-director-makes-first-us-visit-acid-attack <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdahDCp5uww</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:30:00 +0000 Elizabeth Blair 42657 at http://kwit.org Bolshoi Director Makes First U.S. Visit Since Acid Attack Colbert Plans To Take Up The Late Night Mic For CBS http://kwit.org/post/colbert-plans-take-late-night-mic-cbs Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>The coveted spot held by David Letterman for 21 years will go to Stephen Colbert. CBS made the announcement today. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:47:00 +0000 Elizabeth Blair 42582 at http://kwit.org A Tiny Renoir, Stolen In The '50s, Finally Comes Home To Baltimore Museum http://kwit.org/post/tiny-renoir-stolen-50s-finally-comes-home-baltimore-museum It has the makings of a great mystery: artwork stolen from a prominent museum, plus the FBI, a beautiful woman and an intrepid reporter. But this isn't fiction; it's a strange, true tale of how a painting by Pierre-Auguste Renoir has now safely returned home to Baltimore.<p>At first it was known as the Renoir found at a West Virginia flea market — a woman took the painting to an auction house where they concluded that it was, indeed, <em>On the Shore of the Seine, </em>a Renoir that had been purchased in Paris in 1925 by American art collectors Herbert and Saidie May. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:12:00 +0000 Elizabeth Blair 41757 at http://kwit.org A Tiny Renoir, Stolen In The '50s, Finally Comes Home To Baltimore Museum Fans Of 'The Good Wife' Rocked By [Spoiler Alert] http://kwit.org/post/fans-good-wife-rocked-spoiler-alert The CBS legal drama <em>The Good Wife</em> centers on smart, attractive Chicago lawyer Alicia Florrick. She's "the good wife" because she stood by her politician husband when he cheated on her.<p>But the show's most compelling story line has always been between Alicia and another lawyer, Will Gardner. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 20:44:00 +0000 Elizabeth Blair 41553 at http://kwit.org Fans Of 'The Good Wife' Rocked By [Spoiler Alert] Smithsonian Institution Gets A New Director http://kwit.org/post/smithsonian-institution-gets-new-director The new head of the Smithsonian Institution was announced Monday. <a href="http://www.cornell.edu/president/about.cfm">David Skorton</a> will leave his job as president of Cornell University to become the institution's 13th secretary since its founding in 1846.<p>Skorton becomes the first physician to lead the Smithsonian. He's a board-certified cardiologist and amateur <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeuZY7uBSG4">jazz musician</a>. Most importantly for the Smithsonian, he's a skilled fundraiser. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 18:06:00 +0000 Elizabeth Blair 40670 at http://kwit.org Smithsonian Institution Gets A New Director With Teens And Social Media, Lack Of Context Is Everything http://kwit.org/post/teens-and-social-media-lack-context-everything Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>You know, as I host this program, I'm on a social media platform - Twitter, as a matter of fact. There is no group that takes that new social media platform more than teenagers, and that's exactly what worries a lot of parents. Danah Boyd is a respected researcher in the world of social media. She spent years studying teenagers and how they interact online. Sat, 01 Mar 2014 12:56:00 +0000 Elizabeth Blair 40174 at http://kwit.org Online, Researcher Says, Teens Do What They've Always Done http://kwit.org/post/social-media-researcher-gets-how-teenagers-use-internet Researcher danah boyd is obsessed with how teenagers use the Internet. For the legions of adults who are worried about them, that's a good thing.<p>With a Ph.D from the University of California, Berkeley, and a masters from MIT, and as a senior researcher with Microsoft, boyd is something of a star in the world of social media. For her new book <em>It's Complicated</em>, she spent about eight years studying teenagers and how they interact online. She says she wrote the book in part to help parents, educators and journalists relax. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 10:15:00 +0000 Elizabeth Blair 39914 at http://kwit.org Online, Researcher Says, Teens Do What They've Always Done Shirley Temple And Bojangles: Two Stars, One Lifelong Friendship http://kwit.org/post/shirley-temple-and-bojangles-two-stars-one-lifelong-friendship When Shirley Temple Black died earlier this week, many of the tributes mentioned one of the most iconic scenes in American movie history: the staircase dance that Temple performed with Bill "Bojangles" Robinson in the 1935 movie <em>The Little Colonel. </em> They were the first interracial couple to dance onscreen. But their partnership was more than just a movie milestone.<p>He was in his 50s. She was 6. He called her darlin'; she called him Uncle Billy.<p>Robinson taught Temple his joyful, elegant tap-dancing routines. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 23:12:00 +0000 Elizabeth Blair 39330 at http://kwit.org Shirley Temple And Bojangles: Two Stars, One Lifelong Friendship For Top-Flight Animators, The Gag Is An Art All Its Own http://kwit.org/post/top-flight-animators-gag-art-all-its-own-0 Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>The Lego Movie opened last night in theaters across the country. It's latest example of the magic of animation, filmmakers who bring plastic to life, make animals talk and send toys singing and dancing across a big screen. But animators also love to hurl our most beloved characters over cliffs. They blow them up with dynamite, flatten them with speeding trains. Sat, 08 Feb 2014 15:20:00 +0000 Elizabeth Blair 38939 at http://kwit.org After Prison Stint, Pussy Riot Keeps Up Anti-Government Stand http://kwit.org/post/after-prison-pussy-riot-members-keep-anti-government-stand Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>And I'm David Greene in New York City, where last night Madonna came onto a stage in Brooklyn. She was at a concert for Amnesty International introducing two heroes of the protest movement in Russia.<p>MADONNA: It is my privilege and my honor, ladies and gentlemen, to introduce Masha and Nadya from Pussy Riot. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 10:16:00 +0000 Elizabeth Blair 38778 at http://kwit.org