Poland http://tpr.org en The Polish Case For Tougher Russia Sanctions http://tpr.org/post/polish-case-tougher-russia-sanctions Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>European foreign ministers met in Brussels today and agreed to expand the list of Russian individuals and entities targeted for destabilizing Ukraine. They're also preparing a list of other options including limits on dual technology sales and measures targeting the financial and energy sectors. One vocal advocate of tougher sanctions is Radek Sikorski, the foreign minister of Poland. Poland buys natural gas from Russia, and he told me that a better European energy policy can drive down the price that Europeans pay for that gas. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:14:00 +0000 editor 35515 at http://tpr.org Travel And Discovery, For 'Ida' And The Filmmaker Who Watches Her http://tpr.org/post/travel-and-discovery-ida-and-filmmaker-who-watches-her Everyone is on a voyage of self-discovery in <em>Ida</em> — the two central characters certainly, but also Poland-born, Britain-based director Pawel Pawlikowski, making his first film in the homeland he left at 14.<p>The austerely luminous black-and-white drama is set in 1962, an era the director can't remember all that well. (He was 5 at the time.) The title character is 18 and about to learn who she is, or was. Fri, 02 May 2014 00:15:29 +0000 Mark Jenkins 31023 at http://tpr.org Travel And Discovery, For 'Ida' And The Filmmaker Who Watches Her 'Ida': A Young Woman's Search For Identity In 1962 Poland http://tpr.org/post/ida-young-womans-search-identity-1962-poland Ida is a Polish film about a young woman who was raised as an orphan in a convent. She's planning to take her vows as a nun when she discovers she's Jewish and her parents were killed by the Nazis. Thu, 01 May 2014 10:09:00 +0000 Kenneth Turan 30973 at http://tpr.org Polish See Shades Of 1939 In Russia's Crimea Grab http://tpr.org/post/polish-see-shades-1939-russias-crimea-grab Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>What will Mr. Putin do next? A lot of people want to know but the question is especially urgent and personal for those living in a country that shares a border with Ukraine and that have a long and bitter history of being invaded, occupied and dominated: Poland. We're joined now by Konstanty Gebert. He's a columnist for Gazeta Wyborcza, one of the leading newspapers in Poland. He joins us from his home in Warsaw. Mr. Sat, 22 Mar 2014 11:50:00 +0000 editor 28718 at http://tpr.org Martin Scorsese Takes Poland's Communist-Era Art Films On The Road http://tpr.org/post/martin-scorsese-takes-polands-communist-era-art-films-road Martin Scorsese fell in love with Polish movies when he was in college.<p>"The images have stayed in my head for so many years, since the late '50s," he says. "I close my eyes, I see them, especially from <em>Ashes And Diamonds</em>, from <em>The Saragossa Manuscript</em>. They're very vivid, expressive, immediate."<p>The tradition of filmmaking in Poland is as long as the history of filmmaking itself. In fact, a Polish inventor patented a camera <em>before</em> the famed, pioneering Lumiere brothers in France. Sun, 16 Feb 2014 23:17:08 +0000 Howie Movshovitz 26842 at http://tpr.org Martin Scorsese Takes Poland's Communist-Era Art Films On The Road Cachet And Cash For Rafał Blechacz, Named 2014 Gilmore Artist http://tpr.org/post/cachet-and-cash-rafa-blechacz-named-2014-gilmore-artist Polish pianist <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/16051607/rafal-blechacz" target="_blank">Rafał Blechacz</a>, who at age 20 swept all five top prizes at the 2005 International Chopin Competition in Warsaw, can now add another prestigious award to his collection. Early Wednesday, Blechacz was named the 2014 Gilmore Artist.<p>The Gilmore may not have quite the name recognition as the Chopin Competition, but it has a distinguished cachet of its own, plus a generous $300,000 cash award.<p>Actually, the Gilmore isn't a competition. Named for a Kalamazoo, Mich. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 21:35:51 +0000 Tom Huizenga 24769 at http://tpr.org Cachet And Cash For Rafał Blechacz, Named 2014 Gilmore Artist Katy Carr Tells World War II Stories In Song On "Paszport" http://tpr.org/post/katy-carr-tells-world-war-ii-stories-song-paszport <p>As the host of World Music on KSTX, I’m endlessly fascinated by songs in foreign languages and their performers. Though I frequently don’t understand the lyrics, liner notes are occasionally provided in English, or translations can be found on-line. Tue, 31 Dec 2013 21:30:39 +0000 Deirdre Saravia 24379 at http://tpr.org Katy Carr Tells World War II Stories In Song On "Paszport" Dumplings Taste Better When Filled With Memories http://tpr.org/post/dumplings-taste-better-when-filled-memories Most kids leave Santa cookies. My brother and I would try to bribe him with an extra treat: a couple leftover pierogi from our Christmas Eve dinner.<p>Instead of sugar plums, pierogi danced in my head. And while I never admitted it in my letter to Santa, I was an accomplished pierogi thief. While they were kept warm on the stove ahead of our guests' arrival, I could lift the cover to the pan that cradled them without making a sound, liberating one to scarf down before my Polish mother walked back into the kitchen. Fri, 30 Aug 2013 07:05:00 +0000 editor 17604 at http://tpr.org Dumplings Taste Better When Filled With Memories World Music Celebrations: Greasy Thursday http://tpr.org/post/world-music-celebrations-greasy-thursday <p>Each week on World Music (Saturday nights from 8-10 on KSTX 89.1 FM), I take a look at celebrations happening around the world. This week, Poland celebrates "Greasy Thursday," and there's a Devil's Carnival in Bolivia. Read more about these unique festivals below, and see video of the celebrations!</p><p><strong>TŁUSTY CZWARTEK</strong></p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 23:26:11 +0000 Deirdre Saravia 5737 at http://tpr.org World Music Celebrations: Greasy Thursday