WYSO-FM: Renee Montagne http://kanw.com en Americans Detained In Egypt Now Allowed To Leave http://kanw.com/post/americans-detained-egypt-now-allowed-leave Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>And I'm Renee Montagne. American democracy activists held in Egypt are headed home today. The nongovernmental organizations whose employees were being held confirmed that the travel ban had been lifted. The workers were being held in Egypt on charges of fomenting unrest. Thu, 01 Mar 2012 16:34:00 +0000 WYSO-FM: Renee Montagne 9674 at http://kanw.com London Meeting To Focus On Somalia's Needs http://kanw.com/post/london-meeting-focus-somalias-needs Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>And I'm Renee Montagne.<p>After defining the term failed state for more than two decades, Somalia has been quietly making progress towards a functioning government. To bring together international support, the British government is hosting a conference on Somalia. Somalia's neighbors are there, plus top diplomats from the West. And the diplomats also have on their minds a state that is being torn apart right now: Syria. Thu, 23 Feb 2012 09:00:00 +0000 WYSO-FM: Renee Montagne 9316 at http://kanw.com Massey Officials Charged In 2010 Coal Mine Blast http://kanw.com/post/massey-officials-charged-2010-coal-mine-blast Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>We have an update now on a story NPR's been investigating for almost two years. This morning, federal prosecutors filed criminal charges in a 2010 coal mine explosion in West Virginia. Twenty-nine mine workers died in the blast at the Upper Big Branch mine. The charges reach into the management ranks of Massey Energy, the company that operated the mine. Wed, 22 Feb 2012 14:48:00 +0000 WYSO-FM: Renee Montagne 9273 at http://kanw.com Wade's Re-Election Bid Rocks Senegal's Stability http://kanw.com/post/senegalese-capital-rife-violence-ahead-election Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>This is Morning Edition from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.<p>Senegal, on the coast of West Africa, has been something of a model of stability for a region known for its volatility. But this past week has brought protests and violence to Senegal after demonstrations over a presidential election this coming weekend led to clashes with riot police. We've got NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton on the line from the capital Dakar to tell us what is going on there.<p>Good morning, Ofeibea.<p>OFEIBEA QUIST-ARCTON, BYLINE: Greetings, Renee. Mon, 20 Feb 2012 09:00:00 +0000 WYSO-FM: Renee Montagne 9179 at http://kanw.com Romney Ads Whittle Away At Santorum's Mich. Lead http://kanw.com/post/romney-ads-whittle-away-santorums-mich-lead Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Let's talk more about where Rick Santorum stands and about his rivals, with NPR's national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Good morning.<p>MARA LIASSON, BYLINE: Good morning, Renee.<p>MONTAGNE: Now, we just heard from Sonari that Rick Santorum has surged in Michigan, and that would be, of course, Mitt Romney's native state. And that is one that Romney really cannot afford to lose. Mon, 20 Feb 2012 09:00:00 +0000 WYSO-FM: Renee Montagne 9186 at http://kanw.com Building Better Houses For Wounded Soldiers http://kanw.com/post/building-better-houses-wounded-soldiers All wars bring innovations — in weapons, and also in ways to repair the damage done. Penicillin is one of the more famous examples: It came into use as a treatment for troops in World War II.<p>The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have brought their own breakthroughs, none more dramatic than the prosthetics that come close to giving back what has been lost. Tue, 14 Feb 2012 05:01:00 +0000 WYSO-FM: Renee Montagne 8913 at http://kanw.com Building Better Houses For Wounded Soldiers U.S. Strategy For Afghan War Reaches Critical Stage http://kanw.com/post/us-strategy-afghan-war-reaches-critical-stage Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>We're going to look now at American military strategy for the war in Afghanistan. There's been some confusion lately about whether American forces would end their combat mission sooner than planned and also about how long the U.S. will remain in Afghanistan. So to try to make sense of it all, we're joined by NPR Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman.<p>Good morning.<p>TOM BOWMAN, BYLINE: Good morning, Renee.<p>MONTAGNE: Let's start with the basics. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta recently talked about hopefully - that was his word - ending the U.S. Thu, 09 Feb 2012 09:00:00 +0000 WYSO-FM: Renee Montagne 8710 at http://kanw.com GOP Contests Move To Colorado, Minnesota http://kanw.com/post/politics-news-8 Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>And I'm Renee Montagne.<p>The Republican presidential primary season heads into another phase this week, as Colorado and Minnesota voters choose their candidates tomorrow. Over the weekend, Mitt Romney scored a huge victory in the Nevada caucuses, besting his closest rival, Newt Gingrich, by double digits.<p>As the Republicans battle it out, President Obama got some positive news on the economy last week and is seeing his polling numbers improve. Mon, 06 Feb 2012 09:00:00 +0000 WYSO-FM: Renee Montagne 8535 at http://kanw.com Egyptians Cast Ballots In 1st Stage Of Parliamentary Elections http://kanw.com/post/egyptians-cast-ballots-1st-stage-parliamentary-elections Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Let's turn to the Egyptian port city of Alexandria, where hundreds of women lined up at one polling center this morning.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF CROWD CHATTER)<p>MONTAGNE: For many in this women's line, this is the first election in which they feel their choice will count. We reached NPR's Soraya Sorhadi Nelson in Alexandria. Good morning.<p>SORAYA SARHADDI NELSON, BYLINE: Good morning, Renee.<p>MONTAGNE: And generally speaking, what are you seeing at polling stations there in Alexandria?<p>NELSON: Throngs of voters. Mon, 28 Nov 2011 09:00:00 +0000 WYSO-FM: Renee Montagne 5422 at http://kanw.com Obama Sends Signals To Debt Committee To Act http://kanw.com/post/politics-news-2 Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>And as Ari said just a moment ago, President Obama will be back in Washington just before that supercommittee's deadline. Before the president left for Hawaii, he picked up the phone and made calls to both the Democratic and Republican chairs of the group.<p>To talk about that and more, let's turn now to NPR's Cokie Roberts. Mon, 14 Nov 2011 09:00:00 +0000 WYSO-FM: Renee Montagne 4820 at http://kanw.com Arab World Reacts To Gadhafi's Death http://kanw.com/post/arab-world-reacts-gadhafis-death Transcript <p>ARI SHAPIRO, host: This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Ari Shapiro. <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, host: And I'm Renee Montagne. <p>Libyans awoke, this morning, to a new dawn, a nation no longer in the grip of a dictator. Moammar Gadhafi was killed yesterday, after being captured in his hometown of Sirte, where fierce fighting had raged for weeks between his loyalists and anti-Gadhafi forces. <p>Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Libya just a few days ago. This morning, in Islamabad, she called the death of Gadhafi an end to an unfortunate chapter in Libya's history. Fri, 21 Oct 2011 08:00:00 +0000 WYSO-FM: Renee Montagne 3773 at http://kanw.com European Leaders Try To Keep Debt Crisis From Spreading http://kanw.com/post/european-leaders-try-keep-debt-crisis-spreading Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>More demonstrations are being staged today in Greece as its parliament votes on another round of stinging austerity measures. Yesterday's protests ended in vicious street battles between police and protesters. Meanwhile, European leaders seem deadlocked on plans to stop the Greek debt crisis from spilling into the rest of the eurozone. Thu, 20 Oct 2011 08:00:00 +0000 WYSO-FM: Renee Montagne 3723 at http://kanw.com Latinos On TV: Laughing At Culture, Laughing With It http://kanw.com/post/latinos-tv-laughing-culture-laughing-it Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, host: With us to listen in on how Spanish has been used on television is NPR's Felix Contreras, producer for NPR's Arts Desk. <p>And, Felix, when did U.S. audiences start to hear Spanish on the airwaves? <p>FELIX CONTRERAS: You know, pretty much since the earliest days of the medium. And the most prominent example of this is the show that set viewing records in the 1950s and also featured a character with a thick accent who struggled with English. Tue, 11 Oct 2011 13:29:00 +0000 WYSO-FM: Renee Montagne 3327 at http://kanw.com Underwear Bomber Trial To Begin In Detroit http://kanw.com/post/underwear-bomber-trial-begin-detroit Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>And I'm Steve Inskeep. Good morning.<p>Today, opening statements are scheduled for a man who became instantly famous in the Christmas season in 2009. Omar Farouk Abdulmutallub is a young Nigerian. Tue, 11 Oct 2011 10:09:00 +0000 WYSO-FM: Renee Montagne 3314 at http://kanw.com Pakistani Doctor Who Helped CIA May Face Treason Trial http://kanw.com/post/pakistani-doctor-who-helped-cia-may-face-treason-trial Transcript <p>LYNN NEARY, host: It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Lynn Neary. Steve Inskeep is away. <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, host: And I'm Renee Montagne. <p>When the U.S. tracked down and killed Osama bin Laden in his hiding place in northwest Pakistan, it chose to keep the Pakistani army and its intelligence service in the dark about that mission. The fact that Pakistan was caught with the world's most wanted man living within walking distance of a premiere military academy humiliated and angered many in the country. Fri, 07 Oct 2011 08:00:00 +0000 WYSO-FM: Renee Montagne 3207 at http://kanw.com Obama To Congress: Make Jobs Proposal Top Priority http://kanw.com/post/obama-congress-make-jobs-proposal-top-priority Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>President Obama sought this morning to put his proposal to create American jobs at the top of Congress' to-do list. The president has traveled the country in recent weeks, trying to rally public support for his $447 billion plan. And today, he held a press conference at the White House.<p>PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: And the reason I keep going around the country talking about this jobs bill is because people really need help right now. Our economy really needs a jolt right now.<p>MONTAGNE: NPR's Brian Naylor joins us to discuss the president's remarks. Thu, 06 Oct 2011 16:19:00 +0000 WYSO-FM: Renee Montagne 3171 at http://kanw.com Public Sector Workers Strike Paralyzes Greece http://kanw.com/post/public-sector-workers-strike-paralyzes-greece Transcript <p>LYNN NEARY, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Lynn Neary. Steve Inskeep is away.<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>And I'm Renee Montagne.<p>We're going to hear now about the continuing economic woes of Greece. It's one of the small European Union countries drowning in debt. Today it faces yet another protest. This time, a general strike by workers in the public sector furious about more cuts aimed at them. The pressure to shrink the government payroll is coming from international creditors.<p>NPR's Sylvia Poggioli joins us on the line from Athens. Wed, 05 Oct 2011 08:00:00 +0000 WYSO-FM: Renee Montagne 3088 at http://kanw.com Rebels Battle For Control Of Libya Is Not Over Yet http://kanw.com/post/rebels-battle-control-libya-not-over-yet Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, host: <p>This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm David Greene. <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, host: <p>And I'm Renee Montagne. <p>In Libya, confusion today over what progress the rebels have made in their battle to take Tripoli. The rebel's most dramatic claim, a claim that they'd captured Moammar Gadhafi's son and heir apparent fell apart when Saif Al-Islam Gadhafi made a surprise visit to foreign journalists last night. It raises questions about what is happening with the transitional government in the rebel capital of Benghazi. Tue, 23 Aug 2011 08:00:00 +0000 WYSO-FM: Renee Montagne 1270 at http://kanw.com Will Srauss-Kahn Return To French Politics? http://kanw.com/post/will-srauss-kahn-return-french-politics Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, host: <p>We turn now to Eleanor Beardsley in Paris to see how the news is being taken there. Good morning, Eleanor. <p>ELEANOR BEARDSLEY: Good morning, Renee. <p>MONTAGNE: You know, what is the reaction in France? <p>BEARDSLEY: Well, this is just huge. I mean, this is the top news competing with Libya. It's just all over the TVs, newspapers. Everyone's doing special programs on it. So it's pretty huge. This has been France's summer soap opera. I mean since it happened on May 14, the country has just been following every single bit of it. Tue, 23 Aug 2011 08:00:00 +0000 WYSO-FM: Renee Montagne 1275 at http://kanw.com GOP Maintains Control Of Wis. State Senate http://kanw.com/post/gop-maintains-control-wis-state-senate Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, host: <p>In an unprecedented recall election that some political observers say is a preview for next year's presidential battle, Wisconsin voters did not turn over control of their state senate to Democrats. Democrats were looking to send packing three Republican state senators who had supported the highly controversial limits on the collective bargaining rights of public workers, limits that were pushed by Governor Scott Walker. Democrats managed to pick up only two out of the three seats, meaning Republicans stay in control of Wisconsin's senate. Wed, 10 Aug 2011 08:00:00 +0000 WYSO-FM: Renee Montagne 683 at http://kanw.com