6:00am

Sat August 13, 2011
Europe

Germany, France Tend To A Euro In Crisis

The swings in the U.S. market underline the contradictions in the European Union's economic underpinnings. The two most powerful nations in the EU plan a summit to seek a way out. Guest host Jacki Lyden talks with NPR's Tom Gjelten.

6:00am

Sat August 13, 2011
Election 2012

Iowa Straw Poll Offers First Sip Of 2012

Later Saturday in Ames, Iowans will cast their ballots in the state's quadrennial straw poll, considered the first ballot-box test of the 2012 presidential field. NPR national political correspondent Don Gonyea reports on the tradition and this year's politics.

6:00am

Sat August 13, 2011
Business

Wall Street's Wild, Wild Week

Stocks closed high on Friday, ending a dramatic week on Wall Street. Guest host Jacki Lyden talks with Roben Farzad of Bloomberg Businessweek about the market's ups and downs.

6:00am

Sat August 13, 2011
Remembrances

First Black Secret Service Agent Dies At 82

Charles L. Gittens' tenure opened the door for hundreds of minority Secret Service agents who served after him. NPR's Sam Sanders reports.

6:00am

Sat August 13, 2011
Sports

Swimming The Channel: This Time, She's Sure

Pat Gallant-Charette wants to swim across the English Channel in August. On top of her job as a nurse, the 60-year-old grandmother from Westbrook, Maine, follows a rigorous training schedule that includes one- to 10-hour swims along the crashing waves of the cold ocean shore. Gallant-Charette almost crossed the Channel once before, but currents kept her at bay just a mile and a half from the finish. This time, she's convinced she'll make it. Independent producer Patty Wight sends this audio postcard.

6:00am

Sat August 13, 2011
Technology

Several Reboots Later, The IBM PC Turns 30

Thirty years ago this week, IBM released the first personal computer. It was a computer designed for the average American, and the average American couldn't get enough of it. Guest host Jacki Lyden talks to Dr. Dave Bradley, one of the 12 engineers who designed the original IBM personal computer and who also invented the control-alt-delete function.

6:00am

Sat August 13, 2011
Strange News

Would The Red M&M Take Your Lunch Money?

An advertisement regulatory board in Australia recently spent two weeks deliberating over whether the red M&M in the M&M commercials was a bully. They've found, in fact, he is not. Guest host Jacki Lyden has more.

6:00am

Sat August 13, 2011
NPR Story

Sounds Of Stars Fall In A Bavarian Forest

There's a free concert taking place at a forest in Germany, and the headline acts have come from far, far away. Guest host Jacki Lyden talks to New York-based artist Jeff Talman about his German sound installation, Nature of the Night Sky. Working with astrophysicist Daniel Huber, he used radiation and seismic data from stars and shaped it into music, played back after sundown each night in a Bavarian forest.

6:00am

Sat August 13, 2011
NPR Story

Sports: Tiger Misses The Cut; Philly Lives In Hope

This week, golf's PGA Championship might have cemented the downfall of Tiger Woods, while the Philadelphia Eagles hope their first preseason game was just a small step en route to a Super Bowl appearance. Guest host Jacki Lyden talks sports with ESPN's Howard Bryant.

5:38am

Sat August 13, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Don't Get In A Pickle: Learn To Can Food Safely

Canning your own food is a timeworn practice that's back in vogue.
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Call it a reaction to high food prices, food recalls, and a bad economy. Or just call it retro chic. But there's no doubt canning is newly trendy among people who a couple of years ago probably didn't give much thought to what goes into a jar.

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