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After Students Went To Wage Jihad, Teacher Highlights Youth Radicalization

NPR Books - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 3:51pm

A German-Syrian religious studies teacher was shocked when she heard that five of her former students had left Germany to join jihadist groups in Syria. "It felt like a personal defeat," she says.

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Not My Job: Richard Price (AKA Harry Brandt) Gets Quizzed On Pseudonyms

NPR Books - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 7:17am

For his latest book, The Whites, novelist Richard Price decided to use a pen name. In retrospect, he wishes he hadn't.

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'Hausfrau' Strips Down Its Modern-Day Madame Bovary

NPR Books - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 5:11am

Debut novelist Jill Alexander Essbaum's heroine is a deeply unhappy married woman who seeks solace in sexual encounters. Essbaum says it's through those encounters that "we see where she's busted."

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'Lost Child' Author Caryl Phillips: 'I Needed To Know Where I Came From'

NPR Books - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 5:11am

"A part of me was beneath the surface and I had to discover it if I wanted to write with any clarity about myself," says Phillips. His novel The Lost Child brings Wuthering Heights into modern times.

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The Beloved, Bickering Bridgertons Turn 15 This Year

NPR Books - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 5:03am

As part of our Time Machine series coverage, NPR romance guru Bobbi Dumas introduces readers to the rosy-hued Regency of Julia Quinn's Bridgerton family books, some of the most popular romances ever.

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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Teaching Kids About Money

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 4:20pm
This week, Ron Lieber discusses “The Opposite of Spoiled,” and Harris Irfan talks about “Heaven’s Bankers.”

Hot Sulphur Springs hires John Stein as town marshal

Local News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 1:49pm
HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS — There’s a new marshal in the town where the new sheriff works.John Stein, former Grand County undersheriff and candidate for sheriff in last year’s election, was approved for the new position of town marshal by the Hot Sulphur Springs Board of Trustees on Thursday night, March 19.Hot Sulphur Springs Mayor Robert McVay said Friday the town has been considering adding the position for the past several months. He said the town originally wanted to create a code enforcement officer’s position but decided instead to create the marshal’s position because marshals have law enforcement authority and can …

Former Grand County sheriff’s deputy arrested in sexual predator sting

Local News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 11:33am
One of the five men arrested during a recently completed Operation Predator sting in Weld County was a former Grand County lawman.On Thursday, The Greeley Tribune received an anonymous tip that Daniel Keith Ellis, 57, of Berthoud was a former deputy with the Grand County Sheriff’s Office and possibly a past investigator with the 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office in Hot Sulphur Springs.Grand County Sheriff Brett Schroetlin confirmed Ellis was employed as a deputy from 1994-99. Fourteenth Judicial District Attorney Brett Barkey said Thursday he didn’t recognize Ellis by name, but there’s a good chance the two never worked together. …
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