Margot Adler http://wknofm.org en Eccentric Heiress's Untouched Treasures Head For The Auction Block http://wknofm.org/post/eccentric-heiress-untouched-treasures-head-auction-block She had three apartments on New York's Fifth Avenue, all filled with treasures worth millions, not to mention a mansion in Connecticut and a house in California. But the enigmatic heiress Huguette Clark lived her last 20 years in a plainly decorated hospital room — even though she wasn't sick.<p>It's just one of many curiosities about Clark, the late heiress to the fortune of copper magnate Sen. Andrew Williams Clark. For years, even friends and family thought she was living on Fifth Avenue. Her lavish gifts to her nurse prompted a police investigation. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 08:40:00 +0000 Margot Adler 48732 at http://wknofm.org Eccentric Heiress's Untouched Treasures Head For The Auction Block A Beer Backlash To LGBT Exclusion In St. Patrick's Parades http://wknofm.org/post/beer-backlash-lgbt-exclusion-st-patricks-parades Beer makers Guinness and Sam Adams withdrew sponsorship from New York and Boston's St. Patrick Day parades, respectively, over the exclusion of openly gay, lesbian and transgender participants. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 20:20:00 +0000 Margot Adler 44569 at http://wknofm.org Before He Fell To Earth, 'The Little Prince' Was Born In N.Y. http://wknofm.org/post/he-fell-earth-little-prince-was-born-ny One of the world's most beloved books is <em>The Little Prince</em> by Antoine Saint-Exupery. Published in 1943, almost two million copies are sold every year, in about 250 languages.<p>If asked where you think the book was written, you might say Paris. You'd be wrong. Sat, 25 Jan 2014 16:56:00 +0000 Margot Adler 42422 at http://wknofm.org Before He Fell To Earth, 'The Little Prince' Was Born In N.Y. Small Museum Shows Off Weird Objects http://wknofm.org/post/small-museum-shows-weird-objects In this encore report, we hear about a small museum in an elevator shaft in lower Manhattan. It's only six feet square, and only about three or four people can enter it at a time. The exhibits document the weird and wonderful of modern life, including prison contraband made from bread. (This piece originally aired on Jan. 2, 2014 on All Things Considered). Fri, 24 Jan 2014 10:12:00 +0000 Margot Adler 42357 at http://wknofm.org New York's Medical Marijuana Experiment Begins With Caution http://wknofm.org/post/new-yorks-medical-marijuana-experiment-begins-caution New York is one of the only states in the Northeast without a medical marijuana program.<p>Gov. Sun, 19 Jan 2014 17:57:00 +0000 Margot Adler 42181 at http://wknofm.org