Steve Inskeep http://kwit.org en Despite Cease-Fire, Syrians Are Still Dying http://kwit.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 09:39:00 +0000 Steve Inskeep 7035 at http://kwit.org Politics In The News http://kwit.org/post/politics-news-7 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 Steve Inskeep 6910 at http://kwit.org Secret Service Forces Out 3 Agents http://kwit.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 Steve Inskeep 6792 at http://kwit.org French Police Corner Suspect In School Shooting http://kwit.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 Steve Inskeep 5313 at http://kwit.org NFL To Punish Players Paid To Inure Other Players http://kwit.org/post/nfl-punish-players-paid-inure-other-players 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 Steve Inskeep 4548 at http://kwit.org Politics In The News http://kwit.org/post/politics-news-5 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 Steve Inskeep 4485 at http://kwit.org Residents Try To Recover From Midwest Storms http://kwit.org/post/residents-try-recover-midwest-storms Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>We're going next to the town of Harrisburg, Illinois, one of many Midwestern towns struck by tornados. Harrisburg suffered the most of those towns. The tornado killed six people, with winds of up to 170 miles per hour. NPR's Cheryl Corley is there.<p>CHERYL CORLEY, BYLINE: Sections of Harrisburg, where buildings are now piles of rubble, have been off limits after the city set a 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. curfew. Thu, 01 Mar 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Steve Inskeep 4313 at http://kwit.org Why Twitter Ties Resemble Airline Hub Maps http://kwit.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 Steve Inskeep 3821 at http://kwit.org Yemeni Vote Expected To Install Next President http://kwit.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 Steve Inskeep 3825 at http://kwit.org Politics In The News http://kwit.org/post/politics-news-4 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 Steve Inskeep 3436 at http://kwit.org