David Greene http://kgou.org en Artists Try To Fuse Cultural Differences Between Miami And Cuba http://kgou.org/post/artists-try-fuse-cultural-differences-between-miami-and-cuba Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>This is the sound of Obsesion.<p>ALEXEI RODRIGUEZ: (Singing in foreign language).<p>MONTAGNE: Obsesion is a Cuban hip-hop duo. They invited our colleague, David Greene, for a visit when he was in Havana a few weeks ago.<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Their names are Magia Lopez and Alexei Rodriguez. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:19:00 +0000 David Greene 33386 at http://kgou.org Tourism Money Flows Into Cuba, Bringing Economic Hopes And Fears http://kgou.org/post/tourism-money-flows-cuba-bringing-economic-hopes-and-fears Every morning, Manuel Landin Rodriguez walks past the luxurious state-owned Xanadu Mansion hotel and crosses its neatly trimmed golf course all the way to its edge. He camps out on the cliff overlooking the turquoise Caribbean waters that make the resort town of Varadero on Cuba's northern coast so famous.<p>Landin, a retired physical education teacher, comes to the spot to fish. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 07:17:00 +0000 David Greene 32104 at http://kgou.org Tourism Money Flows Into Cuba, Bringing Economic Hopes And Fears Cuba's Mariel Port: Once An Escape, Now A Window To The Future http://kgou.org/post/cubas-mariel-port-once-escape-now-window-future When you arrive at the Jose Marti International Airport in Havana, you're greeted with a barrage of billboards with the popular Cuban government slogan promoting tourism: "Cuba, where the past and the present converge."<p>Perhaps nowhere on the island is that statement more true than in the city of Mariel, about 30 miles from Havana on the northwestern coast.<p>Mariel port is strategically located at the mouth of the Gulf of Mexico, facing the United States. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 07:29:00 +0000 David Greene & Jasmine Garsd 32023 at http://kgou.org Cuba's Mariel Port: Once An Escape, Now A Window To The Future Cuba's Budding Entrepreneurs Travel A Rocky Road Toward Success http://kgou.org/post/cubas-budding-entrepreneurs-travel-rocky-road-toward-success When Americans think of business in Cuba, they think of government-owned enterprise. And the vast majority of Cubans do work for the state.<p>But in recent years, private business owners known as <em>cuentapropistas</em> have flourished on the island.<p><em>Cuentapropismo</em> literally means "on your own account." As far back as the 1970s, Fidel Castro was talking about how socialism and small business ownership could coexist. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 07:40:00 +0000 David Greene 31946 at http://kgou.org Cuba's Budding Entrepreneurs Travel A Rocky Road Toward Success After Mubarak, Egypt Appears Ready To Elect Another Military Man http://kgou.org/post/after-mubarak-egypt-appears-ready-elect-another-military-man Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>And so as Leila just told us, Egyptians appear ready to elect a military man - which in a way seems amazing considering the images we remember from three years ago. At that point, a military dictator, Hosni Mubarak, was removed from power. At that time, it was NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro in Cairo. She was witnessing all of the celebration.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED BROADCAST)<p>LOURDES GARCIA-NAVARRO, BYLINE: There are tooting horns and people running and screaming in the streets - just an absolutely mad air of celebration. Mon, 26 May 2014 11:11:00 +0000 David Greene 30029 at http://kgou.org Sen. Elizabeth Warren Writes Of A Worldview Shaped In Youth http://kgou.org/post/sen-elizabeth-warren-writes-worldview-shaped-youth Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren became an unlikely media star following the 2008 financial crisis.<p>She was a plainspoken law professor from Harvard who advocated on behalf of families and consumers affected by the Wall Street meltdown.<p>Warren was brought to Washington to help monitor the multibillion-dollar bank bailout package.<p>As part of that work, Warren helped to create the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — a watchdog agency that oversees and enforces consumer finance laws.<p>Republican opposition kept Warren from being nominated as the bureau's director. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:50:49 +0000 David Greene 27483 at http://kgou.org Sen. Elizabeth Warren Writes Of A Worldview Shaped In Youth Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Part Of Campaign Finance Law http://kgou.org/post/supreme-court-strikes-down-key-part-campaign-finance-law Transcript <p>(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC) Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.<p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 17:04:00 +0000 David Greene 26459 at http://kgou.org Search Planes Fail To Locate Objects Spotted By Satellite http://kgou.org/post/search-planes-fail-locate-objects-spotted-satellite Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Linda Wertheimer.<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>And I'm David Greene. Two large objects showed up satellite images bobbing in a remote part of the Indian Ocean.<p>WERTHEIMER: Now the search is on to find those objects and see if they are part of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane. Search planes and boats are covering an area about 1,500 miles southwest of Perth, Australia.<p>GREENE: And NPR's David Schaper joins us on the line now with the latest on the search. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 10:24:00 +0000 David Greene 25638 at http://kgou.org Twitter Tool Lets Users Revist First Tweets http://kgou.org/post/twitter-tool-lets-users-revist-first-tweets Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Good morning, I'm David Greene.<p>It is Twitter's 8th birthday. To celebrate, the site has put out a tool that lets you see any user's very first tweet. Some were naturals. Warren Buffett's first tweet, Warren is in the house, has been retweeted more than 40,000 times. Others might cringe at their first contribution. Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, tweeted about his dance lessons: No pain, no gain. Awkward but fun this dancing, I still can't do macarena. That's what he wrote.<p>You're listening to MORNING EDITION. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:43:00 +0000 David Greene 25637 at http://kgou.org Wait. How Much Is That Doggy? http://kgou.org/post/wait-how-much-doggy A Chinese property developer has reportedly paid close to $2 million for a golden-haired Tibetan mastiff puppy. The lion-looking dogs have become a status symbol for China's very rich. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 09:06:00 +0000 David Greene 25557 at http://kgou.org