All Things Considered on KCCU-HD2 http://kccu.org en Can Finishing A Big Bowl Of Ramen Make Dreams Come True? http://kccu.org/post/can-finishing-big-bowl-ramen-make-dreams-come-true You can find ramen, the Japanese noodle soup that's meant to be slurped, almost anywhere in the U.S. these days. Ramen shops continue to pop up, and you can find renditions on the menus of restaurants and gastropubs.<p>But there's a truly funky noodle spot in Cambridge called <a href="http://www.yumewokatare.com/">Yume Wo Katare</a> that serves more than just ramen.<p>There aren't many restaurants where you get praised by everyone around you for clearing your plate or bowl. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:33:00 +0000 editor 60470 at http://kccu.org Can Finishing A Big Bowl Of Ramen Make Dreams Come True? In Which Colin Firth Debunks Some Myths About Working With Woody Allen http://kccu.org/post/which-colin-firth-debunks-some-myths-about-working-woody-allen In<em> Magic in the Moonlight</em>, a new film from Woody Allen, Colin Firth plays a 1920s stage magician who is also an expert at debunking spiritualists. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:33:00 +0000 NPR STAFF 60472 at http://kccu.org In Which Colin Firth Debunks Some Myths About Working With Woody Allen Fiction Explores The Push And Pull Of Arab-Israeli Identity http://kccu.org/post/fiction-explores-push-and-pull-arab-israeli-identity To be an Arab living in Israel proper has long been a challenging proposition. Even sussing out what to call them has political implications: Arab Israelis? Israeli Arabs? Palestinian Israelis? Or maybe just Palestinians? Arabs in Israel live lives that constantly — often stressfully — straddle two cultures: They are all at once ethnically Arab and citizens of the Jewish state.<p>I'm not talking here about Palestinians who live in Gaza and the West Bank. I'm talking about Arabs who live inside the Green Line and vote in Israeli elections. Some even serve in Israel's military. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:39:00 +0000 Molly Antopol 60464 at http://kccu.org Fiction Explores The Push And Pull Of Arab-Israeli Identity How Well Does A Drug Work? Look Beyond The Fine Print http://kccu.org/post/how-well-does-drug-work-look-beyond-fine-print Anybody who has ever seen a drug advertisement or talked over the pros and cons of a medicine with a doctor can be forgiven for being confused.<p>Sorting out the risks and benefits of taking a medicine can be complicated even for professionals.<p>This spring, the Institute of Medicine <a href="http://www.iom.edu/~/media/Files/Activity%20Files/Research/DrugForum/2014-MAY-12/Agenda.pdf">convened a workshop</a> with the Food and Drug Administration. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:35:00 +0000 NPR staff 60465 at http://kccu.org How Well Does A Drug Work? Look Beyond The Fine Print Gurrumul, An Unlikely International Star, Reaches U.S. Ears http://kccu.org/post/gurrumul-unlikely-international-star-reaches-us-ears The Australian musician and singer-songwriter Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, who goes by simply Gurrumul, is an international star. He has sung a duet with <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15397433/sting" target="_blank">Sting</a>, performed for Britain's Royal Family and President Obama and even graced the cover of <em>Rolling Stone</em>, who called him "Australia's most important voice." That's remarkable for a man who was born blind, is extremely shy and doesn't speak much English.<p>Gurrumul's songs, like his own life, encompass a span of human experience as great as any on earth. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:35:00 +0000 NPR Staff 60467 at http://kccu.org Gurrumul, An Unlikely International Star, Reaches U.S. Ears