death http://wnpr.org en James Garner, Of The '70s TV Show 'The Rockford Files,' Dies http://wnpr.org/post/james-garner-70s-tv-show-rockford-files-dies Actor James Garner, whose wise-cracking but affable character made hits out of the TV shows <em>Maverick</em> and <em>The Rockford Files</em>, has died. He was 86.<p>Los Angeles Police confirm that Garner was found dead of natural causes at his home in Brentwood on Saturday.<p>Garner had a long career and remained active as a TV and film actor well into his 70s. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 14:32:00 +0000 Giles Snyder 25579 at http://wnpr.org James Garner, Of The '70s TV Show 'The Rockford Files,' Dies Actress And Singer Elaine Stritch Has Died http://wnpr.org/post/actress-and-singer-elaine-stritch-has-died <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=virv-1o2KjE</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:40:57 +0000 Bill Chappell 25463 at http://wnpr.org Actress And Singer Elaine Stritch Has Died Blues Guitarist Johnny Winter Dies At 70 http://wnpr.org/post/blues-guitarist-johnny-winter-dies-70 <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Tyg5SJDpiQ</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30mpfUlYO0A</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:34:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 25441 at http://wnpr.org Blues Guitarist Johnny Winter Dies At 70 Death, Sex, and Money with Anna Sale http://wnpr.org/post/death-sex-and-money-anna-sale <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">I'm excited about today's Scramble. </span>WNYC<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>podcaster<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Anna Sale, host of </span><a href="http://www.wnyc.org/shows/deathsexmoney/" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>Death, Sex &amp; Money</em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, is our </span>superguest<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, which means she gets to pick three topics for her conversation with me. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Her choices are&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.si.com/nba/2014/07/11/lebron-james-cleveland-cavaliers" style="line-height: 1.5;">LeBron James and the notion of going home</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a new </span><a href="http://www.vulture.com/2014/06/jenny-lewis-single-just-one-of-the-guys.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">Jenny Lewis song about a ticking biological clock,</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and the </span><a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/diane-rehm-my-husbands-slow-deliberate-death-was-unnecessary-n150096" style="line-height: 1.5;">long agonizing death of the husband of NPR broadcaster, Diane Rehm</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. At least on paper, that's a perfect combination for the Scramble.</span></p><p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:30:05 +0000 Colin McEnroe, Betsy Kaplan & Chion Wolf 25254 at http://wnpr.org Death, Sex, and Money with Anna Sale Conductor Lorin Maazel, Who Brought America To The Podium, Dies http://wnpr.org/post/conductor-lorin-maazel-who-brought-america-podium-dies <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esL_i0nFBaA</p> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 17:41:00 +0000 editor 25213 at http://wnpr.org Conductor Lorin Maazel, Who Brought America To The Podium, Dies Actor Eli Wallach, Who Brought Hint Of Humanity To Villainous Roles, Dies http://wnpr.org/post/actor-eli-wallach-reportedly-dies-98 <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29kCbliw97A</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 11:44:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 24238 at http://wnpr.org Actor Eli Wallach, Who Brought Hint Of Humanity To Villainous Roles, Dies Blumenthal Proposal Aims to Fix Loophole in Restraining Order Law http://wnpr.org/post/blumenthal-proposal-aims-fix-loophole-restraining-order-law <p>U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal has introduced legislation aimed at protecting victims of domestic violence who obtain a temporary restraining order against their abuser.</p><p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 16:12:49 +0000 Ray Hardman 23983 at http://wnpr.org Blumenthal Proposal Aims to Fix Loophole in Restraining Order Law Legendary Actress Ruby Dee Dies At 91 http://wnpr.org/post/legendary-actress-ruby-dee-dies-91 <em><strong>Editors' Note:</strong></em> <em>An earlier version of this post, as well as an accompanying breaking news alert, incorrectly stated that Ruby Dee had won an Oscar for her role in American Gangster. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 17:59:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 23527 at http://wnpr.org Legendary Actress Ruby Dee Dies At 91 Baseball Man Don Zimmer Dies, Ending An Epic Sports Career http://wnpr.org/post/baseball-man-don-zimmer-dies-ending-epic-sports-career His big-league career began in the 1950s and included the most recent Yankees dynasty. Along the way, the word "beloved" was often attached to his name. Baseball — the players, the fans, seemingly the sport itself — is mourning Don Zimmer today, after he died at age 83 Wednesday.<p>The tributes to the feisty guy with a good sense of humor and a bottomless love for the game are pouring out from all over, proof that he didn't waste any time during his 66 years in baseball. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 13:18:46 +0000 Bill Chappell 23106 at http://wnpr.org Baseball Man Don Zimmer Dies, Ending An Epic Sports Career Philadelphia Inquirer Co-Owner Dead in Boston-Area Plane Crash http://wnpr.org/post/philadelphia-inquirer-co-owner-dead-boston-area-plane-crash <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lewis Katz, co-owner of <em>The Philadelphia Inquirer</em>, is among the seven people killed in a plane crash Saturday night in Bedford, Massachusetts,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">according to the paper's editor.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bill&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Marimow</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;confirmed Katz's death to Philly.com on Sunday, saying he learned the news from close associates.</span></p><p> Sun, 01 Jun 2014 14:06:16 +0000 Heather Brandon 22878 at http://wnpr.org Philadelphia Inquirer Co-Owner Dead in Boston-Area Plane Crash Maya Angelou, Poet, Activist And Singular Storyteller, Dies At 86 http://wnpr.org/post/maya-angelou-poet-activist-and-singular-storyteller-dies-86 Poet, performer and political activist Maya Angelou has died after a long illness at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C. She was 86. Born in St. Louis in 1928, Angelou grew up in a segregated society that she worked to change during the civil rights era. Angelou, who refused to speak for much of her childhood, revealed the scars of her past in <em>I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings</em>, the first of a series of memoirs.<p>Growing up in St. Louis, Mo., and Stamps, Ark., she was Marguerite Johnson. It was her brother who first called her Maya, and the name stuck. Wed, 28 May 2014 13:43:43 +0000 Lynn Neary 22644 at http://wnpr.org Maya Angelou, Poet, Activist And Singular Storyteller, Dies At 86 Connecticut Ranks 27th For Pedestrian Safety http://wnpr.org/post/connecticut-ranks-27th-pedestrian-safety <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Connecticut ranks </span>27th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> among 50 states when it comes to pedestrian safety, according to Dangerous By Design, a new report compiled by the National Complete Streets Coalition, a program of Smart Growth America.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 22 May 2014 12:15:00 +0000 Ray Hardman 22276 at http://wnpr.org Connecticut Ranks 27th For Pedestrian Safety Death Toll Nears 285 In Turkish Coal Mine Explosion http://wnpr.org/post/death-toll-passes-200-turkish-coal-mine-explosion <strong>This post was updated at 4:00 a.m. ET Thursday:</strong><p>The death toll in Turkey's worst mining disaster has risen to 282. Rescue teams recovered eight more bodies on Thursday. Hope is fading for the estimated 150 miners trapped below ground.<p><strong>This post was updated at 7:10 p.m. Wed, 14 May 2014 11:13:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 21808 at http://wnpr.org Death Toll Nears 285 In Turkish Coal Mine Explosion University of Hartford Student Dies From Bacterial Meningitis http://wnpr.org/post/university-hartford-student-dies-bacterial-meningitis <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A senior at the University of Hartford has died of bacterial meningitis. Patrick </span>Chittenden<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> died Friday, just two weeks away from graduation.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Email and text alerts were sent out notifying University of Hartford students. The school has extended hours at the health center for those who are concerned they may have contracted the disease.</span></p><p> Tue, 06 May 2014 16:13:12 +0000 Ray Hardman 21379 at http://wnpr.org University of Hartford Student Dies From Bacterial Meningitis British Actor Bob Hoskins Dies At 71 http://wnpr.org/post/british-actor-bob-hoskins-dies-71 Bob Hoskins, the British actor who starred in memorable films such as <em>The Long Good Friday</em>, <em>Who Framed Roger Rabbit</em>, <em>Mona Lisa</em> and <em>The Cotton Club</em>, has died. He was 71.<p><em><a href="http://www.theguardian.com/film/2014/apr/30/bob-hoskins-dies">The Guardian</a></em> cited his agent as saying Hoskins died Tuesday from pneumonia. Wed, 30 Apr 2014 13:14:00 +0000 editor 21041 at http://wnpr.org British Actor Bob Hoskins Dies At 71 Book News: Polish Poet With Mission To 'Create Poetry After Auschwitz' Dies http://wnpr.org/post/book-news-polish-poet-mission-create-poetry-after-auschwitz-dies <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Polish poet and playwright Tadeusz Różewicz, who was a member of the resistance during Germany's occupation of Poland in World War II, has died, according to <a href="http://www.thenews.pl/1/11/Artykul/169109,Poet-Tadeusz-Rozewicz-dies-aged-92">reports in the Polish press</a>. He was 92. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 16:21:06 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 20788 at http://wnpr.org Book News: Polish Poet With Mission To 'Create Poetry After Auschwitz' Dies Writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Who Gave Voice To Latin America, Dies http://wnpr.org/post/writer-gabriel-garcia-marquez-who-gave-voice-latin-america-dies Latin American author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1982, died Thursday. He was 87. Garcia Marquez, the master of a style known as magic realism, was and remains Latin America's best-known writer.<p>His novels were filled with miraculous and enchanting events and characters; love and madness; wars, politics, dreams and death. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:28:58 +0000 Mandalit del Barco 20344 at http://wnpr.org Writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Who Gave Voice To Latin America, Dies Advocacy Groups Want to Know When and How Police Use Tasers http://wnpr.org/post/advocacy-groups-want-know-when-and-how-police-use-tasers <p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Arial, sans-serif"><font size="2">The American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut is <a href="http://www.acluct.org/updates/another-death-prompts-another-call-for-taser-regulation/">calling for statewide regulations</a> and clear policies on how the police use Tasers. </font></font></p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:24:57 +0000 Alan Yu 20206 at http://wnpr.org Advocacy Groups Want to Know When and How Police Use Tasers A Reporter Reflects On Rwanda: 'It's Like A Madness Took Over' http://wnpr.org/post/reporter-reflects-rwanda-its-madness-took-over There was a thin mist in the early morning air when we set off for the Rwandan capital, Kigali, on April 11, 1994. The genocide had begun four days earlier.<p>There were no flights into the country, so I and three fellow journalists crossed into Rwanda from neighboring Burundi, hitching a ride with a French priest who was shuttling Tutsi nuns out of the country. He took us to the town of Butare, where a Belgian inn keeper rented us an old cream-colored Renault and drew us a map of how to get to Kigali.<p>We drove north, winding our way through Rwanda's soaring hills and deep lush valleys. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 07:36:00 +0000 Jackie Northam 19891 at http://wnpr.org A Reporter Reflects On Rwanda: 'It's Like A Madness Took Over' Wayne Henderson, Jazz Crusaders Co-Founder, Dies http://wnpr.org/post/wayne-henderson-jazz-crusaders-co-founder-dies Wayne Henderson, trombonist and co-founding member of the popular jazz-funk band The Jazz Crusaders (later known as The Crusaders), died Friday, April 4, in Culver City, Calif. The cause of death was heart failure, according to The Crusaders' manager. Henderson was 74.<p>Along with fellow Houston musicians Joe Sample (piano), Wilton Felder (tenor saxophone) and Stix Hooper (drums), Henderson moved to Southern California and rebranded the group The Jazz Crusaders. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:18:00 +0000 Patrick Jarenwattananon 19748 at http://wnpr.org Wayne Henderson, Jazz Crusaders Co-Founder, Dies Mickey Rooney, Actor Who Charmed Audiences For More Than 80 Years, Dies http://wnpr.org/post/mickey-rooney-actor-who-charmed-audiences-more-80-years-dies Mickey Rooney, the legendary actor who got his first Hollywood role at the age of 6 and starred in more than 200 films over the course of a turbulent career, has died. He was 93.<p>Charlene Rooney tells the <em><a href="http://www.latimes.com/obituaries/la-me-mickey-rooney-20140407,0,5338354.story#axzz2yCBtsSLN">Los Angeles Times</a></em> that her father-in-law died of natural causes Sunday at the Los Angeles home he shared with her and her husband, Mark Rooney.<p>The actor was a box-office powerhouse in the 1930s and '40s. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:44:10 +0000 Catherine Laidlaw 19698 at http://wnpr.org Mickey Rooney, Actor Who Charmed Audiences For More Than 80 Years, Dies How Abandonment In Rwandan Genocide Changed Peacekeepers' Role http://wnpr.org/post/how-abandonment-rwandan-genocide-changed-peacekeepers-role It's been 20 years since the Rwandan genocide, in which political ideology and ethnic hatred gave license to thousands of Hutus to kill Tutsi families. But ethnic ideology may not have unleashed the genocide if the international community had not stepped back and allowed it to happen.<p>One notorious episode of abandonment changed forever the role of the United Nations peacekeeper. Sun, 06 Apr 2014 21:58:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 19680 at http://wnpr.org How Abandonment In Rwandan Genocide Changed Peacekeepers' Role Dance Music Legend Frankie Knuckles Dies At 59 http://wnpr.org/post/dance-music-legend-frankie-knuckles-dies-59 <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPrGnh7QUDo</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 20:01:00 +0000 Neda Ulaby 19422 at http://wnpr.org Dance Music Legend Frankie Knuckles Dies At 59 Testimony Given on Aid-in-Dying Bill; Drop in Hospital Revenue http://wnpr.org/post/testimony-given-aid-dying-bill-drop-hospital-revenue <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/JEpWK-LRnbc" width="560"></iframe></p><p>The legislature's Public Health Committee heard testimony on a bill which would allow physicians to help terminally ill patients end their lives. &nbsp;It's supported by an advocacy group called Compassion and Choices, which has spent thousands lobbying for the bill---while the Catholic Church, along with the Family Institute of Connecticut, have voiced strong opposition.</p><p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 21:48:23 +0000 Teri McCready 18575 at http://wnpr.org Legislature Hears Testimony on "Aid in Dying" http://wnpr.org/post/legislature-hears-testimony-aid-dying <p>The legislature's Public Health Committee is slated to hear testimony Monday on a bill which would allow physicians to help terminally ill patients to end their lives.</p><p>The so called aid-in-dying legislation is likely to draw impassioned advocates on both sides.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:40:43 +0000 Harriet Jones 18549 at http://wnpr.org Legislature Hears Testimony on "Aid in Dying" Mystic Aquarium Beluga Whale Dies at 33 http://wnpr.org/post/mystic-aquarium-beluga-whale-dies-33 <p>Mystic Aquarium staff and visitors are mourning the loss of a 33-year-old female beluga whale that died after a prolonged respiratory illness.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 18:53:17 +0000 Associated Press 18247 at http://wnpr.org Mystic Aquarium Beluga Whale Dies at 33 DCF’s Locked Facility for Girls; Sandy Relief Funds; Aid-in-Dying Legislation http://wnpr.org/post/dcf-s-locked-facility-girls-sandy-relief-funds-aid-dying-legislation <p>A few weeks ago, we held a conversation about the Connecticut Department of Children and Families’ proposal to open a second locked facility for juvenile justice involved girls. It’s a project that has been at the center of intense debate across the state, as many wonder if it’s the best treatment option for at-risk youths.</p><p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 John Dankosky, Lydia Brown, Tucker Ives & Catie Talarski 18141 at http://wnpr.org DCF’s Locked Facility for Girls; Sandy Relief Funds; Aid-in-Dying Legislation Poll Shows Support for Bill to Aid Suicide for Terminally Ill http://wnpr.org/post/poll-shows-support-bill-aid-suicide-terminally-ill <p>A <a href="http://www.quinnipiac.edu/institutes-and-centers/polling-institute/connecticut/release-detail?ReleaseID=2016" target="_blank">new poll shows Connecticut voters strongly support</a> legislation allowing doctors to prescribe life-ending drugs to terminally ill patients.</p><p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 23:20:54 +0000 Jeff Cohen 18006 at http://wnpr.org Poll Shows Support for Bill to Aid Suicide for Terminally Ill Remembering Dr. Sherwin Nuland, Author of "How We Die" http://wnpr.org/post/remembering-dr-sherwin-nuland-author-how-we-die <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Best-selling author Dr. Sherwin </span>Nuland<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has died. His 1994 book, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">How We Die</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, took on the medical establishment and its unwinnable fight with death.&nbsp;</span></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">How We Die</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> describes the messy, often harrowing process of dying.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 20:10:34 +0000 Diane Orson 17931 at http://wnpr.org Remembering Dr. Sherwin Nuland, Author of "How We Die" Harold Ramis On Working At 'Playboy' And Writing 'Animal House' http://wnpr.org/post/harold-ramis-working-playboy-and-writing-animal-house Comedy actor, writer and director Harold Ramis is best known for the 1984 film <em>Ghostbusters,</em> which he co-wrote and starred in along with Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd. Ramis had co-written and planned to star in the long-awaited <em>Ghostbusters III — </em>but did not get the chance. Ramis died Monday in Chicago from an autoimmune disorder. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 20:01:00 +0000 editor 17540 at http://wnpr.org Harold Ramis On Working At 'Playboy' And Writing 'Animal House'