WSDL-FM: Steve Inskeep http://wkar.org en Secret Service Forces Out 3 Agents http://wkar.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 10:24:00 +0000 WSDL-FM: Steve Inskeep 15995 at http://wkar.org Shuttle Discovery To Be Flown To Washington http://wkar.org/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 15865 at http://wkar.org Politics In The News http://wkar.org/post/politics-news-9 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 15815 at http://wkar.org French Police Corner Suspect In School Shooting http://wkar.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 14456 at http://wkar.org Bounty Hunting In The NFL http://wkar.org/post/bounty-hunting-nfl Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>The National Football League is facing another challenge in its effort to make an inherently violent sport safer. Sometime in the next few weeks it's expected that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will punish those involved with what is being called a bounty program. It was carried out by the 2010 Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints. Yesterday, the defensive coach who allegedly orchestrated a program of paying players to injure opponents met with league officials. Tue, 06 Mar 2012 09:00:00 +0000 WSDL-FM: Steve Inskeep 13625 at http://wkar.org Politics In The News http://wkar.org/post/politics-news-8 Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>The presidential contest overshadows constant maneuvering that could determine control of Congress this fall. Democrats hope to recapture the House. Republicans have been presumed to have an advantage in their efforts to take over the Senate. Both sides have been dealt some disappointments lately though.<p>Cokie Roberts has analysis as she does most Mondays. And this Monday morning, she's at our member station KERA in Dallas. Hi, Cokie.<p>COKIE ROBERTS, BYLINE: Hi. How are you, Steve?<p>INSKEEP: Doing fine, thanks. Glad you're with us once again. Mon, 05 Mar 2012 09:00:00 +0000 WSDL-FM: Steve Inskeep 13559 at http://wkar.org Why Twitter Ties Resemble Airline Hub Maps http://wkar.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 12832 at http://wkar.org Yemeni Vote Expected To Install Next President http://wkar.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 12844 at http://wkar.org Politics In The News http://wkar.org/post/politics-news-6 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 12404 at http://wkar.org States Agree To Bank Settlement http://wkar.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 12217 at http://wkar.org Syrian Forces Storm Rebellious Areas Near Damascus http://wkar.org/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 5156 at http://wkar.org Pakistan's Prime Minister Has Rare Day In Court http://wkar.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 4609 at http://wkar.org W.Va. Mine Settlement Expected http://wkar.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 2327 at http://wkar.org Investigation Finds New Information In Airstrikes Probe http://wkar.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 2156 at http://wkar.org Traveling Russia's Historic Trans-Siberian Railway http://wkar.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 2169 at http://wkar.org Debt Reduction Committee's Deadline Is 1 Week Away http://wkar.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 1223 at http://wkar.org Hopes Dim For NBA Season: Players Reject Offer http://wkar.org/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 1162 at http://wkar.org Penn State Update http://wkar.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 1090 at http://wkar.org