NPR News

Pages

8:00am

Sun April 24, 2011
Food

Slow Buzz Builds For Low-Alcohol Wines

Transcript

LIANE HANSEN, host:

We hear a lot about balance these days - finding work-life balance or balancing the budget. And now, a group of vintners are trying to find balance in wine. They are making pinot noirs with less alcohol content, which they believe brings out the best flavors.

Jamie Kutch can tell us more about the push toward low alcohol wines. He's the owner of Kutch Wines and Vineyards, and he's in our New York bureau. Welcome to the program.

Mr. JAMIE KUTCH (Owner, Kutch Wines and Vineyards): Thanks so much for having me.

Read more

8:00am

Sun April 24, 2011
Business

Want To Chat Up An Auto Show Model? Talk Cars

As people wander through the New York International Auto Show looking at the latest the global automotive industry has to offer, they'll be led by a bevy of beauties.

Attractive young women leaning against new cars are an important part of any auto show, but don't presume. They do more than stand there and look pretty.

If you try to interview one of them, however, this is what happens:

Reporter: "Can I ask your name?"

Woman: "No."

Reporter: "Why is that?"

Woman: "It's just a corporate policy."

Read more

8:00am

Sun April 24, 2011
Economy

Expectations Go Low For U.S. Growth

Transcript

LIANE HANSEN, host:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. Im Liane Hansen.

On Thursday, the government will release its initial estimate for Gross Domestic Product in the first quarter of this year. GDP is a key gauge of how the economy is doing, whether it's still recovering from the Great Recession. And in recent weeks, it seems economists have been in a race to downgrade their expectations.

NPR's Tamara Keith reports.

Read more

8:00am

Sun April 24, 2011
Middle East

Yemenis Wary Of President's Promise To Step Down

Transcript

LIANE HANSEN, host:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Liane Hansen.

After weeks of protests in Yemen, President Ali Abdullah Saleh has signed a deal to step down in 30 days. In exchange, he will get immunity for himself, his family and aides. Opposition leaders have tentatively accepted the deal, but protesters say they won't leave the streets.

Eric Stier is a reporter in Yemen's capital Sana'a. He's a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal, Time magazine and the Christian Science Monitor. Thanks for talking with us today.

Read more

8:00am

Sun April 24, 2011
Economy

Labor Dept. Job Hunting For Youths

Transcript

LIANE HANSEN, host:

Low-wage jobs were often filled by young people. But when the recession hit, many of them were squeezed out by adults seeking any work they could get. As the economy improves, there's hope that some entry-level jobs filled by over-qualified adults will open up to teens.

NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates examines the prospects for this summer's job market.

KAREN GRISBY BATES: This used to be a common summer job experience when you were somewhere between 16 and, say, 20.

Read more

Pages