Robert Siegel http://aspenpublicradio.org en What's Known — And Still Unclear — About The Fort Hood Shooting http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/whats-known-and-still-unclear-about-fort-hood-shooting Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel. We're continuing to follow developments in yesterday's deadly shooting at Fort Hood that left four people dead and 16 wounded. This afternoon, the commander of Fort Hood, Lieutenant General Mark Milley, confirmed the identity of the shooter.<p>LIEUTENTANT GENERAL MARK MILLEY: We are able to release, his next kin have been notified. The alleged shooter is Specialist Ivan A. Lopez. He is 34 years old, originally from Puerto Rico.<p>SIEGEL: At around 4:00 p.m. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:02:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 16507 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Letters: 'The Big Broadcast' And Laughing Down The Hall http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/letters-big-broadcast-and-laughing-down-hall Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>Time now for your letters. First, two corrections. On Monday, we took you to the South by Southwest Festival in Austin to tell you about something called Oculus Rift. It is a virtual reality headset. And in our story, we mistakenly said that it would be available to consumers in 18 to 20 months. In fact, there is no release date yet for a consumer model. Only the development kit is currently available.<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>Also in that story, some of you may have heard us refer to Black Castle. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 20:21:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 15447 at http://aspenpublicradio.org To Sell Health Care To Young People, Obama Steps 'Between Two Ferns' http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/sell-health-care-young-people-obama-steps-between-two-ferns Transcript <p>(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>Long-time fans of the comedy website, "Funny or Die," know this already. But for the rest of you, this is the theme song of "Between Two Ferns." The Web series mimics a low-budget, cable-access interview program.<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>It's the brainchild of actor and comedian Zach Galifinakis. He plays an unprepared host who fumbles through awkward conversations with celebrities. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 20:12:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 15374 at http://aspenpublicradio.org 'Bluish' Light May Help Alzheimer's Patients Find Bearings http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/bluish-light-may-help-alzheimers-patients-find-bearings Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>Now, health and electrical lighting. Last month, Mariana Figueiro showed me something she has developed to help seniors avoid falls in the night. Figueiro researches health applications at the Lighting Research Center at Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. Her project is a nightlight. But it's not just a single bulb. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 21:04:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 14515 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Instead Of Sending Students Abroad, Qatar Imports U.S. Colleges http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/instead-sending-students-abroad-qatar-imports-us-colleges In Qatar's rapid race to modernity, the emirate has created a distinctive approach to educating its young: It has effectively imported a host of American universities.<p>Dr. Sheikha Aisha bint Faleh bin Nasser Al-Thani, a member of Qatar's ruling family, sits on the Supreme Education Council and owns a few independent schools. For her own children, she wanted a top-flight college education. Her sons were educated in Britain.<p>"But when it came to my daughters, I was worried. Where will I send them?" she said at her sumptuous home in Qatar's capital, Doha. "I can't send them to England. Wed, 25 Dec 2013 21:47:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 12087 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Instead Of Sending Students Abroad, Qatar Imports U.S. Colleges