Renee Montagne http://wmra.org en More, Better, Faster Sushi? Call In A 'Sushi Bot' http://wmra.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 Renee Montagne 5171 at http://wmra.org More, Better, Faster Sushi? Call In A 'Sushi Bot' Housing Stalls Election Year Economic Growth http://wmra.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 Renee Montagne 3435 at http://wmra.org Americans Detained In Egypt Now Allowed To Leave http://wmra.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 Renee Montagne 3160 at http://wmra.org Syria Continues Crushing Offensive In Homs http://wmra.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 Renee Montagne 3143 at http://wmra.org London Meeting To Focus On Somalia's Needs http://wmra.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 Renee Montagne 2759 at http://wmra.org Massey Officials Charged In 2010 Coal Mine Blast http://wmra.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 Renee Montagne 2711 at http://wmra.org Politics In The News http://wmra.org/post/politics-news-3 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 Renee Montagne 2605 at http://wmra.org Wade's Re-Election Bid Rocks Senegal's Stability http://wmra.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 Renee Montagne 2606 at http://wmra.org Building Better Houses For Wounded Soldiers http://wmra.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 Renee Montagne 2297 at http://wmra.org Building Better Houses For Wounded Soldiers GOP Contests Move To Colorado, Minnesota http://wmra.org/post/politics-news-1 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 Renee Montagne 1855 at http://wmra.org