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10:01pm

Thu August 25, 2011
StoryCorps

A Family That Teaches Together Talks Shop

Robin Weems' son Jason (left) teaches kindergarten across the hall from his parents' first-grade class in Baltimore, Md.
StoryCorps

When classes begin at Leith Walk elementary school in Baltimore, Md., Monday, teacher Robin Weems will meet her new first-grade students. And she won't be alone: Her husband, a retired Marine, is her classroom assistant.

And just across the hall from the Weems' first-grade class is their son Jason's classroom, where he teaches kindergarten.

Recently, the husband-and-wife teaching team sat down to speak with Jason about their unique work arrangement.

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10:26am

Thu August 25, 2011
Business

Buffett Gives Bank Of America $5 Billion Boost

Warren Buffett has given the country's biggest bank a $5 billion vote of confidence. Bank of America's share price had been sliding. But Buffett announced Thursday that his conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway is investing $5 billion and will receive 50,000 shares of preferred stock, and now the bank's shares are up about 12 percent. Three years ago, Buffet helped another bank in crisis when he put $5 billion into the Wall Street firm Goldman Sachs.

5:14am

Thu August 25, 2011
Around the Nation

Flagstaff Residents Warned Of Rogue Panda

A lit up construction sign in Flagstaff, Ariz., was supposed to inform drivers not to turn left at an intersection. Instead, commuters were warned: "Rogue Panda On Rampage." The altered sign appears to be the work of pranksters.

5:10am

Thu August 25, 2011
Games & Humor

Boasting Rights: Nick Helm's Joke Is The Funniest

A joke by comedian Nick Helm was named the funniest at Scotland's Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Here the winner: I needed a password eight characters long. So, I picked Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

2:00am

Thu August 25, 2011
Business

Steve Jobs Resigns, Steve Cook Becomes Apple's CEO

Apple CEO Steve Jobs stepped down Wednesday, in a poignant letter to his board. Jobs has been battling cancer for some years. He will continue as chairman of the board.

2:00am

Thu August 25, 2011
NPR Story

Libyan Rebels Ask Oil Workers To Return To Brega

Now that the regime of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi is crumbling, residents of some cities outside the capital are returning to their homes. Brega, site of an important oil installation, is one such city. It changed hands several times during the conflict but it is firmly in rebel hands, and its residents are trying to re-establish their lives.

2:00am

Thu August 25, 2011
NPR Story

How Well Can Cook Fill Jobs' Shoes At Apple?

There's a new CEO at Apple. Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook has taken over for Steve jobs who resigned yesterday. "Wired" senior writer Steven Levy, who's written two books on Apple, talks to Renee Montagne about the future of the company without Steve Jobs at the helm.

2:00am

Thu August 25, 2011
NPR Story

Military Branches Try To Deflect Budget Cuts

A Congressional panel has roughly three months to come up with a plan to cut the deficit. The Pentagon is likely to get hit with hundreds of billions of dollars in additional budget cuts. Each branch of the military knows the cuts are coming — so they are trying publicly and privately to minimize the damage to their bottom lines.

2:00am

Thu August 25, 2011
Economy

CBO Projects Deficit Outlook

What if Congress did nothing about the deficit for the next two years? Believe it or not, the long-term debt of the U.S. would become much more manageable.

2:00am

Thu August 25, 2011
Business

Business News

Renee Montagne has business news.

2:00am

Thu August 25, 2011
Business

Consumer Bureau Protects Soldiers From Scams

Holly Petreaus — the wife of four star Gen. David Petraeus, who will become CIA director next month — has been touring U.S. military bases. She leads an office in the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that watches out for soldiers. They can often be prey to loan sharks and financial scams.

2:00am

Thu August 25, 2011
Business

MGM Resorts Seeks Approval To Implode New Las Vegas Tower

The down economy has hit Las Vegas especially hard. Now, there's a proposal to implode a new — but never used — hotel tower on the Las Vegas Strip. Renee Montagne talks with Oskar Garcia, the Las Vegas reporter for the Associated Press, about the Harmon Tower and the state of the Strip.

2:00am

Thu August 25, 2011
Business

The Last Word In Business

David Greene has the Last Word in business.

2:00am

Thu August 25, 2011
Africa

Gadhafi Still Eludes Libyan Rebels Search

Rebel forces continue to battle pockets of resistance from pro-Gadhafi forces in the Libyan capital Tripoli. Meanwhile, a bounty has been placed on the head of the Libyan leader.

10:01pm

Wed August 24, 2011
Deceptive Cadence

The Bee's Knees: Music With A Definite Buzz

It's the dog days of summer, but the sound of the season belongs to the bees. Fortunately, buzzing bees have inspired some lovely music. Morning Edition commentator Miles Hoffman has some suggestions.

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5:48am

Wed August 24, 2011
Around the Nation

Dog Eats Store's Diamond Jewelry

When diamonds disappeared from a jewelry store in Georgia, the staff thought it had to be one of their colleagues. They were right. Honey Bun, the canine store greeter, had swallowed $10,000 in jewelry.

5:43am

Wed August 24, 2011
Business

Old Navy T-Shirts Rile Grammarians

Old Navy is out with a new line of T-shirts. The shirts read: Lets Go!! Because of the contraction, it should be Let's Go!! An apostrophe is needed.

2:00am

Wed August 24, 2011
Africa

World's Diplomats Ramp Prepare For Post Gadhafi Libya

The Obama administration is promising to free up more than one billion dollars in Libyan assets to help the Transitional National Council meet the urgent needs of Libyans in Tripoli and elsewhere. International Diplomats are also ramping up their post-Gadhafi planning. They will hold meetings this Istanbul and in New York.

2:00am

Wed August 24, 2011
Business

Business News

Renee Montagne has business news.

2:00am

Wed August 24, 2011
Around the Nation

Va. Town Near Earthquake's Epicenter Rattled

Mineral, Va., was very close to the epicenter of Tuesday's 8.5 earthquake. It was the largest quake felt on the East Coast in 70 years.

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