Andrei Codrescu http://kanw.com en Is There Any Meaning In Poet Seamus Heaney's Last Text? http://kanw.com/post/there-any-meaning-poet-seamus-heaneys-last-text Commentator Andrei Codrescu reflects on the text message written by poet Seamus Heaney just before he died. In Latin he wrote to his wife "do not be afraid." The 74-year-old Heaney died in a Dublin hospital last week. Codrescu says no great meaning should be implied — it was just a personal message to his wife. Fri, 06 Sep 2013 21:20:00 +0000 Andrei Codrescu 32902 at http://kanw.com What's Behind Romania's Church Building Spree? http://kanw.com/post/whats-behind-romanias-church-building-spree Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>You're listening to ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News.<p>In Romania, new churches are popping up at the rate of 10 a month. That's one every three days, according to a BBC report. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 21:22:00 +0000 Andrei Codrescu 32203 at http://kanw.com 50 Years Later, New Dog Replaces A Long-Lost Friend http://kanw.com/post/50-years-later-new-dog-replaces-long-lost-friend Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>We end the hour with commentator Andrei Codrescu and this dispatch from Arkansas and the dog days of summer.<p>ANDREI CODRESCU, BYLINE: They say that a dog doesn't make good journalism, unless a man bites him. But my dachshund Gulliver, a stray who wandered skinny through the neighborhood looking for scraps of food and being kicked by passersby, found a journalist who thinks he's big news. Tue, 21 Aug 2012 20:06:00 +0000 Andrei Codrescu 17389 at http://kanw.com