WSDL-FM: Renee Montagne http://kcur.org en China's Policy On Tibet 'Must Be Realistic' http://kcur.org/post/dalia-lama-attends-spiritual-conference Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>We're going to hear now from a religious leader revered by Tibetan Buddhists and admired by countless others - the 14th Dalai Lama. A year ago he stepped down as the political leader of Tibet's government in exile to devote himself to spreading a spiritual message of compassion and peace. Still, he's been drawn into talking about violence since a wave of deadly protests swept through the Tibetan areas of China.<p>MORNING EDITION's Renee Montagne sat down with the Dalai Lama to talk about these events in Honolulu, Hawaii. Tue, 17 Apr 2012 08:00:00 +0000 WSDL-FM: Renee Montagne 16084 at http://kcur.org More, Better, Faster Sushi? Call In A 'Sushi Bot' http://kcur.org/post/more-better-faster-sushi-call-sushi-bot <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPPwXRZCqew</p> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 15:32:00 +0000 WSDL-FM: Renee Montagne 15745 at http://kcur.org More, Better, Faster Sushi? Call In A 'Sushi Bot' Miami Outraged Over Guillen's Castro Comments http://kcur.org/post/marlins-manager-spark-outrage-over-castro-article Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>And one of baseball's better-known characters, with a knack for testing the boundaries of free speech, has created a controversy in the very first week of the season. Ozzie Guillen, new manager of the Miami Marlins, is holding a press conference today in Miami to apologize. It's all about some comments he made about Cuba's Fidel Castro. Joining us now is NPR sports correspondent Tom Goldman. Good morning.<p>TOM GOLDMAN, BYLINE: Hi, Renee.<p>MONTAGNE: OK. Tue, 10 Apr 2012 08:00:00 +0000 WSDL-FM: Renee Montagne 15728 at http://kcur.org 3-0 Mets Surprise New York Baseball Fans http://kcur.org/post/3-0-mets-surprise-new-york-baseball-fans Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>With college basketball and the Master's behind us, many sports fans are turning their attention to baseball. We are through the first weekend of the Major League regular season, and already there are some early surprises. NPR sports correspondent Tom Goldman joins us to talk about that.<p>Good morning.<p>TOM GOLDMAN, BYLINE: Hi, Renee.<p>MONTAGNE: Let's start with the city of New York, where the two teams are doing a bit of a role reversal.<p>GOLDMAN: Yes, they are. For the first time since 1985, the Mets are 3-0, and the Yankees are 0-3. Mon, 09 Apr 2012 08:00:00 +0000 WSDL-FM: Renee Montagne 15672 at http://kcur.org Housing Stalls Election Year Economic Growth http://kcur.org/post/housing-stalls-election-year-economic-growth Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Let's devote the next few minutes to the subject that President Obama began his press conference on, the U.S. housing market. The president pointed out that in many ways the U.S. economy is looking up. But...<p>PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: There are still millions of Americans who can't find a job. There are millions more who are having a tough time making the rent or the mortgage, paying for gas or groceries. So our job in Washington isn't to sit back and do nothing. Wed, 07 Mar 2012 09:00:00 +0000 WSDL-FM: Renee Montagne 13768 at http://kcur.org Syria Continues Crushing Offensive In Homs http://kcur.org/post/syria-continues-crushing-offensive-homs Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Now to a city under siege in Syria. Syrian rebels are retreating from their stronghold of Homs today. They claim the move is a tactical one. They're running out of weapons. They also said they wanted to protect the people there from more death and destruction at the hands of the Syrian military, which has been bombarding Homs for weeks. Yesterday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Syria's president fits the definition of a war criminal. Thu, 01 Mar 2012 09:00:00 +0000 WSDL-FM: Renee Montagne 13440 at http://kcur.org Komen Issues Apology In Planned Parenthood Flap http://kcur.org/post/komen-issues-apology-planned-parenthood-flap Transcript <p>(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>NPR's Business News starts with a reversal from the Komen Foundation. The Susan G. Komen For The Cure Foundation has just announced that it will not pull its funding for Planned Parenthood after all. The breast cancer charity endured a massive backlash when it announced, earlier this week, it would no longer give Planned Parenthood money for breast cancer screening. NPR's Julie Rovner joins us to explain the turnaround. Fri, 03 Feb 2012 17:56:00 +0000 WSDL-FM: Renee Montagne 11881 at http://kcur.org 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' Shines At Sundance http://kcur.org/post/beasts-southern-wild-shines-sundance Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>The Sundance Film Festival wraps up this weekend in Park City, Utah. Movies and more movies have been on offer at the gathering, famously backed by Robert Redford. Our own Kenneth Turan is taking it all in and joined us from member station KPCW in Park City.<p>Good morning.<p>KENNETH TURAN, BYLINE: Morning, Renee.<p>MONTAGNE: Well, let us begin with the dramatic films. What stands out for you this year?<p>TURAN: Well, you know, there are a couple of films I've really enjoyed that actually are united by having a kind of mild science fiction element. Thu, 26 Jan 2012 09:00:00 +0000 WSDL-FM: Renee Montagne 11498 at http://kcur.org Resolve Of Syria's Pro-Government Forces Hardens http://kcur.org/post/resolve-syrias-pro-government-forces-hardens Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>And I'm Renee Montagne.<p>When President Obama met yesterday with the king of Jordan, much of their talk focused on Jordan's neighbor, Syria. Both governments are trying to figure out how to pressure Syria's president to step down. So far, 10 months of protest by Syria's own people hasn't convinced Bashar al-Assad to do that. Instead, he's cracked down.<p>The U.N. puts the number of Syrian protestors who've died at more than 5,000. Wed, 18 Jan 2012 09:00:00 +0000 WSDL-FM: Renee Montagne 10983 at http://kcur.org NFL Playoff Results http://kcur.org/post/nfl-playoff-results Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Football fans were again glued to their TVs over the weekend, and the latest round of the NFL playoffs did not disappoint. The team with the best record in the regular season, the Green Bay Packers, lost to the New York Giants. And the New England Patriots beat the Denver Broncos, tamping down Tebow mania.<p>Here to discuss it all is NPR's Mike Pesca. Good morning.<p>MIKE PESCA, BYLINE: Hello.<p>MONTAGNE: So Mike, technically, in these playoffs there was only one what you might call an upset. Mon, 16 Jan 2012 09:00:00 +0000 WSDL-FM: Renee Montagne 10873 at http://kcur.org Huntsman To Throw His Support To Romney http://kcur.org/post/huntsman-throw-his-support-romney Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>To talk more about those opponents and what's happening on the campaign trail, we turn now to NPR's Cokie Roberts, who joins us most Mondays. Good morning, Cokie.<p>COKIE ROBERTS, BYLINE: Hi, Renee.<p>MONTAGNE: So let's - it looks like there's one less rival in the Republican contest, now that former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman is expected to drop out today and throw his support to Mitt Romney. Let's talk about the likely effect on the rest of the contenders.<p>ROBERTS: Well, I'm not sure he's going to have much of an effect on the rest of the contenders. Mon, 16 Jan 2012 09:00:00 +0000 WSDL-FM: Renee Montagne 10876 at http://kcur.org