Scott Simon http://wshu.org en 'Muse Of Painting' Came To Churchill's Rescue — And Bush's http://wshu.org/post/muse-painting-came-churchills-rescue-and-bushs Portraits of world leaders painted by former President George W. Bush go on exhibit in Dallas on Saturday. He took up the hobby after he read Winston Churchill's essay, "Painting as Pastime." Sat, 05 Apr 2014 11:42:00 +0000 Scott Simon 15320 at http://wshu.org A Bill To Distill Simmers In Tennessee http://wshu.org/post/bill-distill-simmers-tennessee Would Tennessee whiskey by any other name taste as sweet?<p>A debate in Tennessee simmers over a legal definition of what makes Tennessee whiskey "Tennessee."<p>The state legislature passed a bill last year saying whiskey can be labeled "Tennessee" only if it's made in the state from a mash that's 51-percent corn, trickles through maple charcoal, and is aged in new, charred oak barrels.<p>There's some precedent in the spirits world. Sat, 29 Mar 2014 12:09:00 +0000 Scott Simon 14954 at http://wshu.org A Bill To Distill Simmers In Tennessee A Tatar's Death Chills Those Who Suffered Under Russia Before http://wshu.org/post/tatars-death-chills-those-who-suffered-under-russia Amid all the of necessary analysis of what Russia's move into Crimea means geopolitically and strategically, it might also be good to remember Reshat Ametov.<p>Mr. Ametov was buried this week. He was 39 years old, married and the father of three young children.<p>He was last seen at a demonstration on March 3 in Simferopol, where he joined other Crimean Tatars held a silent protest before the pro-Russian armed men in unmarked uniforms who surrounded the cabinet ministers building.<p>Tatars make up more than 10 percent of Crimea's population. Sat, 22 Mar 2014 12:27:59 +0000 Scott Simon 14570 at http://wshu.org A Tatar's Death Chills Those Who Suffered Under Russia Before Lessons In Humility From A Chicago Kid Called Harold Ramis http://wshu.org/post/lessons-humility-chicago-kid-called-harold-ramis <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqaX5LVsxvc</p> Sat, 01 Mar 2014 18:29:06 +0000 Scott Simon 13516 at http://wshu.org Lessons In Humility From A Chicago Kid Called Harold Ramis Ukrainian Olympic Skier's Stand Is A Sacrifice For Her Country http://wshu.org/post/ukrainian-olympic-skiers-stand-sacrifice-her-country Sports are supposed to be separate from politics, but athletes and games can't always be kept separate from life and death.<p>Scores of people were killed in Ukraine this week, as the security forces of President Viktor Yanukovich opened fire on anti-government protesters in Kiev's Maidan, now called Independence Square.<p>While some 800 miles away, more than 40 Ukrainian athletes have been skiing, skating, working hard to win medals at the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.<p>The team, coaches and officials held a minute of silence on Thursday for those who died, and added black ribbons t Sat, 22 Feb 2014 14:58:00 +0000 Scott Simon 13191 at http://wshu.org Ukrainian Olympic Skier's Stand Is A Sacrifice For Her Country