WUWM http://blog.wuwm.com en Training For An Uncertain Military Future In The Calif. Desert http://blog.wuwm.com/post/training-uncertain-military-future-calif-desert In the middle of the Mojave Desert, between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, there is a place that looks just like Afghanistan.<p>There are villages with houses, shops, a mosque and a marketplace. But it is all a facade. The area is actually a U.S. Army installation, the Fort Irwin National Training Center. If you want to see how a decade of fighting has profoundly changed the way the U.S. prepares its soldiers for war, this is where you come.<p>As the U.S. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:49:00 +0000 NPR Staff 29544 at http://blog.wuwm.com Training For An Uncertain Military Future In The Calif. Desert Christine Jensen's Multiple Personalities Expand Her Musical Repertoire http://blog.wuwm.com/post/christine-jensens-multiple-personalities-expand-her-musical-repertoire Transcript <p>(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)<p>ARUN RATH, HOST: <p>Christine Jensen says she has multiple personalities. She's a saxophonist, a composer, leader of a jazz group, and more recently, the conductor of an 18-piece jazz orchestra.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)<p>RATH: That requires yet another personality, a businesswoman to make a generally unprofitable venture work.<p>CHRISTINE JENSEN: It's not like the pop industry where it's an investment that's going to most likely pay off. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:39:00 +0000 editor 29543 at http://blog.wuwm.com Writing The Wicked Ways Of The 'Worst. Person. Ever.' http://blog.wuwm.com/post/writing-wicked-ways-worst-person-ever Douglas Coupland's latest book, <em>Worst. Person. Ever.,</em> is a profane, shocking novel that centers around an awful guy named Raymond Gunt.<p>"Imagine there's this really bitter English guy who has Tourettes and swore all the time, except he doesn't have Tourettes, he just swears a lot. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:39:00 +0000 NPR Staff 29542 at http://blog.wuwm.com Writing The Wicked Ways Of The 'Worst. Person. Ever.' Heroin Recovery And Redemption Where You'd Least Expect It http://blog.wuwm.com/post/heroin-recovery-and-redemption-where-youd-least-expect-it Transcript <p>ARUN RATH, HOST: <p>What often gets lost in the new about the heroine epidemic and the rising number of fatal overdoses is how hard some addicts are trying to get clean. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:39:00 +0000 editor 29541 at http://blog.wuwm.com Despite Easter 'Truce,' Standoff In Ukraine Appears Steadfast http://blog.wuwm.com/post/despite-easter-truce-standoff-ukraine-appears-steadfast In the Ukrainian city of Donetsk, the opposing camps seem increasingly entrenched, despite a diplomatic effort to ease tensions. Pro-Russian forces refuse to leave occupied buildings and public squares in the east. It's an uneasy Easter weekend and neither side is willing to budge. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:39:00 +0000 Eleanor Beardsley 29540 at http://blog.wuwm.com