Steve Inskeep http://wmra.org en Politics In The News http://wmra.org/post/politics-news-5 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 08:35:00 +0000 Steve Inskeep 5733 at http://wmra.org Secret Service Forces Out 3 Agents http://wmra.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 5624 at http://wmra.org Leaders' Meeting Boosts India-Pakistan Relations http://wmra.org/post/meeting-signals-momentum-india-pakistan-relations Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>A brief encounter between two leaders has raised hope for better relations between India and Pakistan. India's prime minister hosted Pakistan's president and accepted a return invitation to travel to Pakistan. We talk here of two nuclear-armed rivals whose relations were even worse than usual, after Pakistani militants attacked Mumbai in 2008. And the meeting came as disaster struck Pakistani troops facing Indian soldiers in the Himalayas.<p>NPR's Julie McCarthy is going to talk us through all this. Mon, 09 Apr 2012 08:00:00 +0000 Steve Inskeep 5101 at http://wmra.org French Police Corner Suspect In School Shooting http://wmra.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 4143 at http://wmra.org Why Compromise Is A Bad Word In Politics http://wmra.org/post/why-compromise-bad-word-politics Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Here's one thing that many people mean when they say Washington is broken. They may mean that politicians from different parties seem unable or totally unwilling to compromise, and many voters hate that. And yet many voters also hate it if politicians from their own party should compromise with the other side. That could be considered giving in. NPR's science correspondent Shankar Vedantam joins us regularly to talk about social science research, and he's found some that relates to this political problem. Tue, 13 Mar 2012 08:00:00 +0000 Steve Inskeep 3736 at http://wmra.org NFL To Punish Players Paid To Inure Other Players http://wmra.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 3383 at http://wmra.org Afghan Violence Continues Over Quran Burning http://wmra.org/post/afghan-violence-continues-over-quran-burning Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>And let's go next to Afghanistan, where a car bomb exploded outside a U.S. air base today. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack which killed nine people. This latest wave of violence follows reports of American soldiers burning several copies of the Muslim holy book, the Quran.<p>U.S. officials say the Qurans were burned because detainees were using them to spread radical messages, and President Obama apologized for what he called an accident. Mon, 27 Feb 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Steve Inskeep 2945 at http://wmra.org Why Twitter Ties Resemble Airline Hub Maps http://wmra.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 2644 at http://wmra.org Yemeni Vote Expected To Install Next President http://wmra.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 2647 at http://wmra.org Politics In The News http://wmra.org/post/politics-news-2 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 2246 at http://wmra.org