KSJD http://ksjd.org en A Love Letter To Literature: Reading Gabo In 'The Paris Review' http://ksjd.org/post/love-letter-literature-reading-gabo-paris-review Everyone has a favorite Gabriel Garcia Marquez book, and mine is <em>Love in the Time of Cholera</em>. It's the story of a romance that lasts decades, unwinding through the pages of the book. It's verbose, vibrant and full of love.<p>But that <em>libro</em> isn't my favorite section of the Garcia Marquez canon. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:50:00 +0000 Gustavo Arellano 7998 at http://ksjd.org A Love Letter To Literature: Reading Gabo In 'The Paris Review' Are Democrats Trying To Energize The Base With The Race Card? http://ksjd.org/post/are-democrats-trying-energize-base-race-card Few mixtures in American life are more emotionally combustible than the one formed by the combination of politics and race.<p>That helps explain why Democrats, in general, and President Obama, in particular, have tended to steer clear of overtly raising the race issue to explain some of the opposition to Obama's presidency and agenda.<p>There seems to be a shift in recent days, however.<p>Top Democratic party officials have either directly or indirectly blamed race for some of the hostility to Obama, his policies, or both.<p>Rep. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:31:00 +0000 Frank James 7997 at http://ksjd.org Are Democrats Trying To Energize The Base With The Race Card? In The Land Of Razor Clams, Dinner Hides Deep Within The Sand http://ksjd.org/post/land-razor-clams-dinner-hides-deep-within-sand As soon as you drive into town, it's pretty clear that Long Beach, Wash., is all about the razor clam. The first clue is the giant frying pan. It's 14 feet tall and a relic of the clam festivals of the 1940s. And then there's the clam statue that spits when you insert a quarter.<p>But if you really want to see how much people here love their clams, you'd have to be like Karen Harrell and get up before dawn and drive out onto the blustery beach to go clam digging.<p>Harrell is one of hundreds of people already out on the beach, just ahead of the low tide, tramping around in rubber boots. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:53:00 +0000 Martin Kaste 7993 at http://ksjd.org In The Land Of Razor Clams, Dinner Hides Deep Within The Sand In Virginia, Politicians Fish For Support At Old-Fashioned Event http://ksjd.org/post/virginia-politicians-fish-support-old-fashioned-event At a time when new technologies and social media are transforming politics, we turn to a decidedly old-fashioned campaign event. It's an annual festival known as the Shad Planking, a spring rite of Virginia politics for nearly 70 years.<p>It's a must-attend event for state politicians, who practice the oldest form of retail politicking among tall pine trees at a dusty campsite.<p>In Wakefield, about an hour southeast of Virginia's capital of Richmond, shad fish have been roasting by on an open fire since 5 a.m. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:48:00 +0000 Brakkton Booker 7996 at http://ksjd.org In Virginia, Politicians Fish For Support At Old-Fashioned Event Leaflets Given To Donetsk Jews Made Waves Worldwide, But Not In Donetsk http://ksjd.org/post/leaflets-given-donetsk-jews-made-waves-worldwide-not-donetsk A development in Eastern Ukraine has set social media on fire and triggered outrage around the world.<p>In the city of Donetsk, someone <a href="http://www.interpretermag.com/russian-separatists-in-donetsk-reportedly-order-jews-to-register-or-face-expulsion/" target="_blank">distributed fliers ordering Jews to register</a> with the separatists who have taken over government buildings.<p>Even though nobody in Ukraine believed the leaflet was real, the fliers hit a nerve.<p>It all started at a Donetsk synagogue after evening prayers two nights ago, when a group of masked men in camouflage showed Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:42:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 7995 at http://ksjd.org Leaflets Given To Donetsk Jews Made Waves Worldwide, But Not In Donetsk Somalis In Kenya Are Used To Raids, But Say This Was Different http://ksjd.org/post/somalis-kenya-are-used-raids-say-was-different Mohammed Ali Isaac's hands shook as he showed his Kenyan ID to the police officers. They let him pass, but his cousins weren't so lucky. The two women had forgotten their IDs at home, and the police were threatening to load them into one of three large trucks they'd brought for the purpose.<p>Today's raid, with dozens of armed police officers in the middle of the day in the predominantly Somali neighborhood of Eastleigh in Nairobi, was timed for just after people streamed out of Friday prayers. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:42:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 7994 at http://ksjd.org Somalis In Kenya Are Used To Raids, But Say This Was Different Oso Rescue Workers Erect Memorial To Mudslide Victims http://ksjd.org/post/oso-rescue-workers-erect-memorial-mudslide-victims Rescue workers still searching for bodies from the March 22 landslide that <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/04/16/303735775/washington-state-mudslide-death-toll-rises-to-39">killed at least 39 people near the town of Oso</a>, Washington, erected a simple, but moving memorial to the victims of the tragedy. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:02:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 7987 at http://ksjd.org Oso Rescue Workers Erect Memorial To Mudslide Victims Airbnb To Start Charging Hotel Taxes In A Handful Of Cities http://ksjd.org/post/airbnb-start-charging-hotel-taxes-handful-cities When Regitze Visby, a tourist visiting San Francisco from Denmark, searched for accommodations for her trip and saw she could stay at one of the famed "painted ladies" on Alamo Square through Airbnb, she took it.<p>At $135 a night, "it was a good deal," she says.<p>But does she know if she's paying a transient occupancy tax or a hotel tax? "I have no idea," she says.<p>Visby would know if she were staying in a hotel. It's <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/04/net-us-airbnb-tax-idUSBRE8331CN20120404" target="_blank">14 percent</a> per room. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:01:00 +0000 editor 7988 at http://ksjd.org Airbnb To Start Charging Hotel Taxes In A Handful Of Cities In New Mexico, A Brotherhood Of Ancient Hymns http://ksjd.org/post/new-mexico-brotherhood-ancient-hymns <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiicqLsPyEY</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:57:00 +0000 John Burnett 7984 at http://ksjd.org Welcome, Spring — And More Importantly, Playoff Hockey http://ksjd.org/post/welcome-spring-and-more-importantly-playoff-hockey Among NHL fans, there's a favorite adage: "There's nothing like playoff hockey." The start of this year's playoffs has been no exception. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis comments on the first few games. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:44:00 +0000 NPR Staff 7992 at http://ksjd.org