Liane Hansen http://kunc.org en Back To Work, Detroit Symphony Strikes Up The Band http://kunc.org/post/back-work-detroit-symphony-strikes-band Transcript <p>LIANE HANSEN, host: <p>The strike by musicians of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra is over. Disputes over pay and scheduling had meant the cancellation of all winter and spring concerts. But after taking a nearly 23 percent pay cut, the players ratified a contract on Friday. And for the first time in six months, the orchestra finally took to the stage, yesterday. <p>(Soundbite of orchestra tuning up) <p>HANSEN: And performed for a solidly packed house. Sun, 10 Apr 2011 14:00:00 +0000 Liane Hansen 6343 at http://kunc.org Energy Think Tank: Nuclear's Future Is OK http://kunc.org/post/energy-think-tank-nuclears-future-ok The recent accident at Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant won't hurt the nuclear power industry because of rapidly growing demand in China, India and other developing nations, according to an article in The Atlantic Monthly. Host Liane Hansen talks to article author Jesse Jenkins of the Breakthrough Institute, an Oakland, Calif., a think tank. Sun, 27 Mar 2011 14:00:00 +0000 Liane Hansen 5691 at http://kunc.org A Snapshot From Syria http://kunc.org/post/snapshot-syria As revolution sweeps the Middle East, Syria has become a focal point of protest. Host Liane Hansen talks to Joshua Landis, director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma. Landis writes Syria Comet, a blog of Syrian politics and culture. Sun, 27 Mar 2011 14:00:00 +0000 Liane Hansen 5693 at http://kunc.org Ivory Coast Experiences Civilian Casualties http://kunc.org/post/ivory-coast-experiences-civilian-casualties As the deadly political power struggle continues in Ivory Coast, the volatile neighborhood of Abobo has become a violent flashpoint. Forces loyal to the two men who claim to be president have repeatedly clashed — and civilians have gotten caught in the crossfire. Sun, 27 Mar 2011 14:00:00 +0000 Liane Hansen 5694 at http://kunc.org NCAA Final Four Takes Shape http://kunc.org/post/ncaa-final-four-takes-shape The men's NCAA tournament sends its last two teams to the Final Four with two regional finals: Kansas vs. Virginia Commonwealth University and North Carolina vs. Kentucky.<p>On Saturday, tiny Butler University secured a spot in the NCAA Final Four for the second year in a row, defeating the University of Florida 74-71in overtime.<p>Butler was down 11 in the second half. Sun, 27 Mar 2011 14:00:00 +0000 Liane Hansen 5697 at http://kunc.org