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2:00am

Wed February 29, 2012
NPR Story

Journalists Tracks Drone Strikes Near Afghan �"Pakistan Border

Pakistani journalist Pir Zubair Shah has been following drone strikes in the border region between Pakistan and Afghanistan for more than half a decade. He talks to Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep about his recent article in Foreign Policy magazine titled "My Drone War."

10:08pm

Tue February 28, 2012
The Record

Music In Political Campaigns 101

Kid Rock performs during a campaign rally for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Michigan Monday night. Romney asked for, and was given, permission to use the Detroit rocker's song "Born Free" in his campaign.
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5:30pm

Tue February 28, 2012
Business

Report: National Parks Good for Colorado Economy, Jobs

A new report from the National Park Service shows that visitors spent more than $306 million in and around Colorado’s national parks in 2010.

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12:52pm

Tue February 28, 2012
Environment

Report Critical of Large Water Storage Projects

The Arkansas River outside of Cotopaxi, Colorado
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The second in a two-part report released Tuesday by a Boulder-based conservation group projects that water managers in the Arkansas River basin can exceed expected water demands by implementing a mix of conservation and small water storage projects.

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10:20am

Tue February 28, 2012
Author Interviews

Putin 101: Understanding Russia's 'Strongman'

Originally published on Wed February 29, 2012 10:36 am

Macmillan

Russia's presidential election is on Saturday. The projected winner is current prime minister — and former president — Vladimir Putin, the subject of a new biography, The Strongman. Author Angus Roxburgh is a longtime journalist who served briefly as a public relations adviser to the Kremlin. He joined Morning Edition's David Greene to discuss the complicated figure who dominates and defines Russian politics.


Interview Highlights

On Putin's ability to manipulate others

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