WYPR http://wypr.org en Examining the Messages in Handel's Messiah http://wypr.org/post/examining-messages-handels-messiah <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Although many people associate the Hallelujah Chorus and Handel’s Messiah with the Christmas holiday season, in fact, Handel, who performed the work dozens of times, never once performed it in December. &nbsp;All of his performances were during this time of year, Lent. &nbsp;</div><div> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:45:47 +0000 Tom Hall 11776 at http://wypr.org Examining the Messages in Handel's Messiah Mental Illness in Prisons and Jails http://wypr.org/post/mental-illness-prisons-and-jails <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s estimated that there are about 4,000 people in Maryland prisons with a diagnosable mental illness. A <a href="http://tacreports.org/treatment-behind-bars/executive-summary">new, controversial report</a> from the Treatment Advocacy Center and the National </span>Sherriff’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Association has drawn attention to those inmates and how they get treatment.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:00:06 +0000 Sheilah Kast & Matt Purdy 11777 at http://wypr.org Mental Illness in Prisons and Jails Tragedy Atop The World: Everest Avalanche Kills At Least 12 http://wypr.org/post/tragedy-atop-world-everest-avalanche-kills-least-12 At least 12 Sherpa guides died Friday on Nepal's side of Mount Everest when an avalanche buried them on the world's tallest mountain.<p>The death toll may go higher: <a href="http://www.thehimalayantimes.com/fullNews.php?headline=At+least+12+killed+in+Everest+avalanche&NewsID=412101" target="_blank"><em>The Himalayan Times</em> reports</a> that while 12 bodies have been recovered, an additional body "has been sighted buried in the snow," and that as the day ended another five Sherpas were still missing. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:56:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 11778 at http://wypr.org Tragedy Atop The World: Everest Avalanche Kills At Least 12 Good Friday Schedule Changes, A Gubernatorial Candidates Forum, & How Dangerous Is Ocean City? http://wypr.org/post/good-friday-schedule-changes-gubernatorial-candidates-forum-how-dangerous-ocean-city <p><em>We round up some of the schedule changes in effect on this Good Friday. Plus: gubernatorial hopefuls Anthony Brown, Doug Gansler, and Heather Mizeur spoke last night at a candidates forum in Baltimore. Ocean City’s Mayor takes issue with an analysis that claims the resort town is the most dangerous jurisdiction in Maryland. And much more</em>. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:27:45 +0000 Nathan Sterner 11775 at http://wypr.org Book News: The Celebrity Of Gabriel Garcia Marquez http://wypr.org/post/book-news-celebrity-gabriel-garcia-marquez <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>The instantly recognizable man with the immaculate white moustache was a novelist, but he was also a journalist, a political agitator and a celebrity with a reach unlike any writer since Mark Twain. When Gabriel Garcia Marquez <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/07/10/156561881/writer-gabriel-garcia-marquez-who-gave-voice-to-latin-america-dies">died Thursday</a> at the age of 87, presidents, authors, actors and pop stars made public statements. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:40:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 11774 at http://wypr.org Book News: The Celebrity Of Gabriel Garcia Marquez Abe Sherman's Shack Attack http://wypr.org/post/abe-shermans-shack-attack <p></p><p>Abe Sherman's (unsightly, some thought) newsstand was located in the pocket park on Calvert Street at Lexington Street. City Hall leadership thought Abe's shack-of-a-newsstand didn't fit into the new Baltimore renaissance and started a war to have him and his shack removed. &nbsp;But Abe fought back - and won.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:30:00 +0000 Gil Sandler 11457 at http://wypr.org Abe Sherman's Shack Attack As Rescue Efforts Continue, Korean Ferry Sinks Below Surface http://wypr.org/post/rescue-efforts-continue-korean-ferry-sinks-below-surface As darkness fell Friday in the Yellow Sea off South Korea's southern coast, there was still no good news to report about efforts to determine if any of the nearly 270 people missing since a passenger ferry capsized Wednesday might still be alive inside the sunken ship.<p>The overturned ship's keel, which had been floating just above the surface of the water, <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/04/18/transcript-shows-ferry-captain-delayed-evacuation/" target="_blank">disappeared below the waves at day's end</a>. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:06:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 11771 at http://wypr.org As Rescue Efforts Continue, Korean Ferry Sinks Below Surface Why Mumps And Measles Can Spread Even When We're Vaccinated http://wypr.org/post/why-mumps-and-measles-can-spread-even-when-were-vaccinated More than two months after a nasty <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/mumps/downloads/dis-mumps-color-office.pdf">mumps virus</a> triggered fever, headache and painfully swollen glands among a handful of students at Ohio State University, the outbreak has ballooned to 234 cases at last count, and has spilled into the surrounding community in Columbus, Ohio.<p>"Columbus officials are calling it the city's biggest outbreak since the development of the mumps vaccine in the 1940s," WOSU reporter Steve Brown tells Shots. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:05:00 +0000 Michaeleen Doucleff 11773 at http://wypr.org Why Mumps And Measles Can Spread Even When We're Vaccinated 'During The Reign,' A Dissolving Family Retells Its History http://wypr.org/post/during-reign-dissolving-family-retells-its-history A meditation on the lives of one multigenerational family in rural 1950s Ohio, Joan Chase's 1983 debut <em>During the Reign of the Queen of Persia</em> — just reissued — opens up a typical pastoral story with the inventiveness of four young girls, the novel's narrators. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:03:00 +0000 Jordan Larson 11770 at http://wypr.org 'During The Reign,' A Dissolving Family Retells Its History Obama Wants To Sell Exports To Asia, But Critics Aren't Buying http://wypr.org/post/obama-wants-sell-exports-asia-critics-arent-buying Next week, President Obama is going to Asia, where he'll talk up a proposed deal to increase U.S. trade with that region.<p>If he succeeds, he could open up huge new markets for U.S. farmers and manufactures, strengthen U.S. influence in Asia and set a path to greater prosperity.<p>At least, that's what the White House says.<p>Critics say that cheery outlook is all wrong. They believe the <a href="http://www.ustr.gov/tpp">Trans-Pacific Partnership</a> would lead to environmental harm, more expensive prescription drugs and a less open Internet. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:40:00 +0000 Marilyn Geewax 11772 at http://wypr.org Obama Wants To Sell Exports To Asia, But Critics Aren't Buying