WYSO-FM: Renee Montagne http://kcur.org en Americans Detained In Egypt Now Allowed To Leave http://kcur.org/post/americans-detained-egypt-now-allowed-leave 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. American democracy activists held in Egypt are headed home today. The nongovernmental organizations whose employees were being held confirmed that the travel ban had been lifted. The workers were being held in Egypt on charges of fomenting unrest. Thu, 01 Mar 2012 16:34:00 +0000 WYSO-FM: Renee Montagne 13463 at http://kcur.org London Meeting To Focus On Somalia's Needs http://kcur.org/post/london-meeting-focus-somalias-needs 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>After defining the term failed state for more than two decades, Somalia has been quietly making progress towards a functioning government. To bring together international support, the British government is hosting a conference on Somalia. Somalia's neighbors are there, plus top diplomats from the West. And the diplomats also have on their minds a state that is being torn apart right now: Syria. Thu, 23 Feb 2012 09:00:00 +0000 WYSO-FM: Renee Montagne 13012 at http://kcur.org Massey Officials Charged In 2010 Coal Mine Blast http://kcur.org/post/massey-officials-charged-2010-coal-mine-blast Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>We have an update now on a story NPR's been investigating for almost two years. This morning, federal prosecutors filed criminal charges in a 2010 coal mine explosion in West Virginia. Twenty-nine mine workers died in the blast at the Upper Big Branch mine. The charges reach into the management ranks of Massey Energy, the company that operated the mine. Wed, 22 Feb 2012 14:48:00 +0000 WYSO-FM: Renee Montagne 12952 at http://kcur.org Politics In The News http://kcur.org/post/politics-news-4 Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Let's talk more about where Rick Santorum stands and about his rivals, with NPR's national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Good morning.<p>MARA LIASSON, BYLINE: Good morning, Renee.<p>MONTAGNE: Now, we just heard from Sonari that Rick Santorum has surged in Michigan, and that would be, of course, Mitt Romney's native state. And that is one that Romney really cannot afford to lose. Mon, 20 Feb 2012 09:00:00 +0000 WYSO-FM: Renee Montagne 12823 at http://kcur.org Wade's Re-Election Bid Rocks Senegal's Stability http://kcur.org/post/senegalese-capital-rife-violence-ahead-election Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>This is Morning Edition from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.<p>Senegal, on the coast of West Africa, has been something of a model of stability for a region known for its volatility. But this past week has brought protests and violence to Senegal after demonstrations over a presidential election this coming weekend led to clashes with riot police. We've got NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton on the line from the capital Dakar to tell us what is going on there.<p>Good morning, Ofeibea.<p>OFEIBEA QUIST-ARCTON, BYLINE: Greetings, Renee. Mon, 20 Feb 2012 09:00:00 +0000 WYSO-FM: Renee Montagne 12826 at http://kcur.org Building Better Houses For Wounded Soldiers http://kcur.org/post/building-better-houses-wounded-soldiers All wars bring innovations — in weapons, and also in ways to repair the damage done. Penicillin is one of the more famous examples: It came into use as a treatment for troops in World War II.<p>The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have brought their own breakthroughs, none more dramatic than the prosthetics that come close to giving back what has been lost. Tue, 14 Feb 2012 05:01:00 +0000 WYSO-FM: Renee Montagne 12489 at http://kcur.org Building Better Houses For Wounded Soldiers U.S. Strategy For Afghan War Reaches Critical Stage http://kcur.org/post/us-strategy-afghan-war-reaches-critical-stage Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>We're going to look now at American military strategy for the war in Afghanistan. There's been some confusion lately about whether American forces would end their combat mission sooner than planned and also about how long the U.S. will remain in Afghanistan. So to try to make sense of it all, we're joined by NPR Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman.<p>Good morning.<p>TOM BOWMAN, BYLINE: Good morning, Renee.<p>MONTAGNE: Let's start with the basics. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta recently talked about hopefully - that was his word - ending the U.S. Thu, 09 Feb 2012 09:00:00 +0000 WYSO-FM: Renee Montagne 12213 at http://kcur.org GOP Contests Move To Colorado, Minnesota http://kcur.org/post/gop-contests-move-colorado-minnesota 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>The Republican presidential primary season heads into another phase this week, as Colorado and Minnesota voters choose their candidates tomorrow. Over the weekend, Mitt Romney scored a huge victory in the Nevada caucuses, besting his closest rival, Newt Gingrich, by double digits.<p>As the Republicans battle it out, President Obama got some positive news on the economy last week and is seeing his polling numbers improve. Mon, 06 Feb 2012 09:00:00 +0000 WYSO-FM: Renee Montagne 11998 at http://kcur.org Defense Secretary Panetta In Afghan Capital Kabul http://kcur.org/post/defense-secretary-panetta-afghan-capital-kabul 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>Let's get a look, now, at two war-torn countries. One that Americans are leaving, and another that they would like to leave. One is Iraq whereas, we'll hear in a moment, departing U.S. troops leave behind some unresolved conflicts.<p>INSKEEP: The other is Afghanistan, which Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is visiting today. He's called this year a turning point for the U.S. mission, though it will be more years before U.S. Wed, 14 Dec 2011 09:00:00 +0000 WYSO-FM: Renee Montagne 8965 at http://kcur.org