Elizabeth Blair http://kgou.org en Bolshoi Director Makes First U.S. Visit Since Acid Attack http://kgou.org/post/bolshoi-director-makes-first-us-visit-acid-attack <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdahDCp5uww</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:19:00 +0000 Elizabeth Blair 27099 at http://kgou.org Bolshoi Director Makes First U.S. Visit Since Acid Attack Colbert Plans To Take Up The Late Night Mic For CBS http://kgou.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 20:40:00 +0000 Elizabeth Blair 27018 at http://kgou.org Fans Of 'The Good Wife' Rocked By [Spoiler Alert] http://kgou.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 21:10:00 +0000 Elizabeth Blair 25851 at http://kgou.org Fans Of 'The Good Wife' Rocked By [Spoiler Alert] Smithsonian Institution Gets A New Director http://kgou.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 17:46:00 +0000 Elizabeth Blair 24858 at http://kgou.org Smithsonian Institution Gets A New Director With Teens And Social Media, Lack Of Context Is Everything http://kgou.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 24288 at http://kgou.org Online, Researcher Says, Teens Do What They've Always Done http://kgou.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 23968 at http://kgou.org Online, Researcher Says, Teens Do What They've Always Done For Top-Flight Animators, The Gag Is An Art All Its Own http://kgou.org/post/top-flight-animators-gag-art-all-its-own 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 22853 at http://kgou.org After Prison Stint, Pussy Riot Keeps Up Anti-Government Stand http://kgou.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 22669 at http://kgou.org Philip Seymour Hoffman: An 'Uncanny' Actor Of Stage And Screen http://kgou.org/post/philip-seymour-hoffman-uncanny-actor-stage-and-screen Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/02/02/270599816/philip-seymour-hoffman-oscar-winner-found-dead-at-46">found dead on Sunday</a> in his Manhattan apartment. He was 46.<p>Hoffman was steeped in his profession — in film, on stage, in the spotlight and behind the scenes.<p>In 2005, he won the Oscar for best actor for his portrayal of Truman Capote. Mon, 03 Feb 2014 12:14:33 +0000 Elizabeth Blair 22427 at http://kgou.org Philip Seymour Hoffman: An 'Uncanny' Actor Of Stage And Screen In The Super Bowl Ad Game, One Small Business Will Win Big http://kgou.org/post/super-bowl-ad-game-one-small-business-will-win-big Super Bowl suspense is building — for the game and the commercials. With an audience of over 100 million people, advertisers covet this space, but at a reported $4 million a spot, only the mightiest corporations can afford Super Bowl exposure. This year, though, there's an exception. One lucky little business will get one of those primo slots — free.<p>Intuit, the company that sells software tools including Quicken and TurboTax, is sponsoring a promotion called <a href="https://www.smallbusinessbiggame.com/" target="_blank">Small Business, Big Game</a>. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 21:27:00 +0000 Elizabeth Blair 21847 at http://kgou.org