WSDL-FM: Steve Inskeep http://kanw.com en Despite Cease-Fire, Syrians Are Still Dying http://kanw.com/post/despite-cease-fire-syrians-are-still-dying Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>During almost two weeks since a cease-fire took effect in Syria, hundreds of people have been killed. The killing continues despite the agreement by Syria's government and rebels, and despite the presence of United Nations monitors. NPR's Kelly McEvers is tracking this situation from Beirut.<p>Hi, Kelly.<p>KELLY MCEVERS, BYLINE: Hi.<p>INSKEEP: What's gone wrong?<p>MCEVERS: Well, the agreement was supposed to be that the Syrian government troops would pull all of its, you know, heavy weapons and soldiers out of the cities and towns of Syria. Wed, 25 Apr 2012 08:49:00 +0000 WSDL-FM: Steve Inskeep 12119 at http://kanw.com Politics In The News http://kanw.com/post/politics-news-11 Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Now Marco Rubio happens to be one of those regularly mentioned as a possible vice presidential choice for Mitt Romney. And that's where we pick up our discussion with Cokie Roberts, who joins us most Mondays. Cokie, good morning.<p>COKIE ROBERTS, BYLINE: Hi, Steve.<p>INSKEEP: So is the vice presidential choice an opportunity for Romney to appeal to Hispanics?<p>ROBERTS: Well, obviously he thinks so, which is why Rubio's name keeps coming up. Rubio first said that he was not going to do it, and now he says let's let the process play itself out. Mon, 23 Apr 2012 08:42:00 +0000 WSDL-FM: Steve Inskeep 12010 at http://kanw.com Secret Service Forces Out 3 Agents http://kanw.com/post/secret-service-forces-out-3-agents Transcript <p>LYNN NEARY, HOST: <p>This is MORNING EDITION, frpm NPR News. I'm Lynn Neary.<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>And I'm Steve Inskeep, good morning.<p>The Secret Service scandal has now cost three men their jobs. The government says they were involved in misconduct in South America, and they are leaving the agency. Agents, as well as military personnel, allegedly hired prostitutes in advance of President Obama's recent trip to Colombia.<p>NPR justice correspondent Carrie Johnson has been following this story. She's in our studios. Thu, 19 Apr 2012 09:08:00 +0000 WSDL-FM: Steve Inskeep 11871 at http://kanw.com Shuttle Discovery To Be Flown To Washington http://kanw.com/post/shuttle-discovery-be-flown-washington Transcript <p>LYNN NEARY, HOST: <p>This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Lynn Neary.<p>STEVE IINSKEEP, HOST: <p>And I'm Steve Inskeep.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF CHEERING)<p>IINSKEEP: That's the sound of people on Washington D.C.'s National Mall, this morning, looking up as the shuttle Discovery past low over head. It is on the back of a 747 airplane, making a final bow, on its way into its final retirement at a museum. And I have to confess, people across Washington D.C. have been watching it as it circles the nation's capital, this morning. Tue, 17 Apr 2012 08:00:00 +0000 WSDL-FM: Steve Inskeep 11767 at http://kanw.com Politics In The News http://kanw.com/post/politics-news-10 Transcript <p>LYNN NEARY, HOST: <p>This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Lynn Neary.<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>And I'm Steve Inskeep. Good morning.<p>Income tax returns are due this week. And the Senate chose this week to take up a proposal that millionaires should pay a minimum tax. It's President Obama's so-called Buffett Rule. The rules of the Senate make it unlikely this measure will pass, but Democrats are eager to force a vote on it. Mon, 16 Apr 2012 08:00:00 +0000 WSDL-FM: Steve Inskeep 11718 at http://kanw.com French Police Corner Suspect In School Shooting http://kanw.com/post/french-police-corner-suspect-school-shooting Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm David Greene.<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>And I'm Steve Inskeep. Good morning.<p>In the southern French city of Toulouse, police are in a stand-off with a man suspected of carrying out a series of shootings. The suspect is described as a 24-year-old French citizen, of North African heritage. Wed, 21 Mar 2012 08:00:00 +0000 WSDL-FM: Steve Inskeep 10558 at http://kanw.com Yemeni Vote Expected To Install Next President http://kanw.com/post/yemeni-vote-expected-install-next-president 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>One more Arab nation is changing a longtime leader. Yemen's president for 33 years was Ali Abdullah Saleh. Today, millions of Yemenis vote. And they're being asked to ratify a plan under which Saleh's vice president will replace him. NPR's Kelly McEvers is in Yemen's capital Sana'a.<p>And, Kelly, where exactly are you in the capital city?<p>KELLY MCEVERS, BYLINE: I am in the neighborhood of Shmaleh(ph). Tue, 21 Feb 2012 09:00:00 +0000 WSDL-FM: Steve Inskeep 9204 at http://kanw.com Why Twitter Ties Resemble Airline Hub Maps http://kanw.com/post/why-twitter-ties-resemble-airline-hub-maps Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Some new research throws into question things we say all the time about the Internet. The research focuses on Twitter, the service that lets many millions of people send short messages to each other from computers or cell phones. It's commonly said that social networking like this is revolutionary, that it's created new communities, even that it's obliterated geography. You can connect with people who share common interests, not just people who happen to live nearby. NPR's Shankar Vedantam is here to explode all that. Tue, 21 Feb 2012 09:00:00 +0000 WSDL-FM: Steve Inskeep 9206 at http://kanw.com Politics In The News http://kanw.com/post/politics-news-9 Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>The U.S. economy is improving, even though Americans keep having to look over their shoulders at Europe. The state of the economy affects everything in American politics right now, from the presidential election to the budget that the White House lays out today.<p>NPR's Cokie Roberts has some analysis, as she does the most Mondays. Mon, 13 Feb 2012 09:00:00 +0000 WSDL-FM: Steve Inskeep 8867 at http://kanw.com States Agree To Bank Settlement http://kanw.com/post/states-agree-bank-settlement 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>Let's learn a little more now about the deal between five major banks and the states' attorneys general. They, along with federal officials, all signed off on a $26 billion settlement over the banks' handling of foreclosures. The agreement means some relief for troubled homeowners. Thu, 09 Feb 2012 09:00:00 +0000 WSDL-FM: Steve Inskeep 8706 at http://kanw.com Syrian Forces Storm Rebellious Areas Near Damascus http://kanw.com/post/syrian-forces-storm-rebellious-areas-near-damascus Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Fighting in Syria has intensified within a few miles of the capital city. Damascus has remained under firm government control, but in the suburbs, the army has sent in tanks to retake areas that had been under the affective control of rebels. Activists inside Syria say more than 60 people have been killed in the past day. NPR's Kelly McEvers is monitoring the situation from Beirut. She's on the line. Mon, 30 Jan 2012 09:00:00 +0000 WSDL-FM: Steve Inskeep 8314 at http://kanw.com Pakistan's Prime Minister Has Rare Day In Court http://kanw.com/post/pakistans-prime-minister-makes-rare-court-appearance 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>Pakistan's civilian government is in the midst of one of the many dramas that seem to occupy all its time. The prime minister appeared before the country's Supreme Court. He was ordered to explain why he should not be held in contempt. Thu, 19 Jan 2012 09:00:00 +0000 WSDL-FM: Steve Inskeep 7823 at http://kanw.com W.Va. Mine Settlement Expected http://kanw.com/post/wva-mine-settlement-expected Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Linda Wertheimer.<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>And I'm Steve Inskeep. Good morning.<p>Let's talk, now, about the reported settlement in last year's deadly coal mine disaster in West Virginia. Tue, 06 Dec 2011 09:00:00 +0000 WSDL-FM: Steve Inskeep 5800 at http://kanw.com Investigation Finds New Information In Airstrikes Probe http://kanw.com/post/investigation-finds-new-information-airstrikes-probe Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>We're learning a little more, this morning, about a deadly incident in Pakistan. Two dozen Pakistani soldiers were killed when the U.S. called in air strikes during a mission on the Afghan Pakistan border. Pakistan has blamed the United States. One general even called the attack deliberate and said Pakistan warned their soldiers were in the line of fire. The U.S. has offered condolences, but not yet a formal apology, as an investigation continues. And now, U.S. officials are offering their own accounts of what may have happened. Fri, 02 Dec 2011 09:00:00 +0000 WSDL-FM: Steve Inskeep 5652 at http://kanw.com Hopes Dim For NBA Season: Players Reject Offer http://kanw.com/post/hopes-dim-nba-season-players-reject-offer Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>The pro basketball season had been getting canceled a couple of weeks at a time, but now the entire season could be lost. Players rejected last night what the owners said was their best offer. And the players made a dramatic move as well. They actually disbanded as a union. We're going to talk about this with NPR's Mike Pesca. Tue, 15 Nov 2011 09:00:00 +0000 WSDL-FM: Steve Inskeep 4872 at http://kanw.com Penn State Update http://kanw.com/post/penn-state-update Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>The circle of responsibility at Penn State has been widening for a week now. First, a former assistant coach was charged with sexually assaulting children. Two college officials were indicted for covering up the crime. Since then, the university president, and head coach Joe Paterno, have lost their jobs. Many of us have stared at rows of photos of people believed to have known something about these crimes over the years. And the questions barely stopped for Saturday's Penn State football game. Mon, 14 Nov 2011 09:00:00 +0000 WSDL-FM: Steve Inskeep 4815 at http://kanw.com