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2:00am

Fri November 4, 2011
NPR Story

Greek Prime Minister Struggles To Retain Power

Prime Minister George Papandreou has backed down from a referendum on the European Union bailout package and he faces a vote of confidence Friday. NPR's Sylvia Poggioli tells host Steve Inskeep his future is uncertain.

2:00am

Fri November 4, 2011
NPR Story

Afghan Security Under Fire As Troops Leave

Originally published on Fri November 4, 2011 8:20 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Last weekend brought the deadliest attack yet on NATO forces in Kabul, one of a series of attacks bold enough to make headlines, beginning with the 20-hour siege of the American embassy. Those attacks over several weeks raised new concerns about security in Afghanistan's capital. One militant group in particular, the Haqqani Network, is thought to have orchestrated the most spectacular attacks. Seth Jones is the author of "In the Graveyard of Empires." Good morning.

SETH JONES: Good morning, Renee.

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8:00pm

Thu November 3, 2011
StoryCorps

Memory Loss Sparks A Plan For Running, And Living

Gweneviere Mann with her boyfriend, Yasir Salem, visited StoryCorps in New York City, where the pair will be running their second marathon Sunday.
StoryCorps

Remembering even the smallest details of her life can be hard for Gweneviere Mann. She has suffered from short-term memory loss since 2008, caused by complications from an operation. But that's not enough to stop Mann and her boyfriend, Yasir Salem, from running a marathon — with a unique strategy.

Recently, Mann, 41, sat down with Salem, 34, to talk about her daily life.

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2:39pm

Thu November 3, 2011
Environment

Report Highlights Western Water, Energy Challenges

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A new report by the Oakland-based water think tank the Pacific Institute warns that climate change and continuing drought will put a further strain on energy production in Rocky Mountain states like Colorado. 

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5:29am

Thu November 3, 2011
Business

Improvements Planned for Downtown Greeley

The Greeley Downtown Development Authority is planning a series of improvements to the downtown area, based upon the results of a study conducted earlier this year.  KUNC’s Erin O’Toole talks with Northern Colorado Business Report publisher Jeff Nuttall about the changes that could be coming to downtown Greeley.

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