WSDL-FM: Steve Inskeep http://kunm.org en Despite Cease-Fire, Syrians Are Still Dying http://kunm.org/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 11800 at http://kunm.org Secret Service Forces Out 3 Agents http://kunm.org/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 08:42:00 +0000 WSDL-FM: Steve Inskeep 11536 at http://kunm.org Politics In The News http://kunm.org/post/politics-news-11 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 11375 at http://kunm.org French Police Corner Suspect In School Shooting http://kunm.org/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 10125 at http://kunm.org Yemeni Vote Expected To Install Next President http://kunm.org/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 8668 at http://kunm.org Why Twitter Ties Resemble Airline Hub Maps http://kunm.org/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 8670 at http://kunm.org Politics In The News http://kunm.org/post/politics-news-8 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 8298 at http://kunm.org States Agree To Bank Settlement http://kunm.org/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 8131 at http://kunm.org Pakistan's Prime Minister Has Rare Day In Court http://kunm.org/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 7183 at http://kunm.org W.Va. Mine Settlement Expected http://kunm.org/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 5037 at http://kunm.org Investigation Finds New Information In Airstrikes Probe http://kunm.org/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 4879 at http://kunm.org Traveling Russia's Historic Trans-Siberian Railway http://kunm.org/post/traveling-russias-historic-trans-siberian-railway Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Our colleague David Greene has done so much distinguished work for NPR that we've decided to send him to Siberia - really. David is wrapping up two years in Russia with a trip on the Trans-Siberian Railroad, which crosses that gigantic country. He's head east from the capital, Moscow. We reached him about 150 miles into the journey in the city of Yaroslavl. Fri, 02 Dec 2011 09:00:00 +0000 WSDL-FM: Steve Inskeep 4892 at http://kunm.org Debt Reduction Committee's Deadline Is 1 Week Away http://kunm.org/post/debt-reduction-committees-deadline-1-week-away Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News.<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>And I'm Steve Inskeep, good morning.<p>Let's remember a bit of very recent history. Back in August, Congress came close to defaulting on U.S. government debts. Republicans wanted big cuts in spending. Wed, 16 Nov 2011 09:00:00 +0000 WSDL-FM: Steve Inskeep 4082 at http://kunm.org Penn State Update http://kunm.org/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 3958 at http://kunm.org