An in-depth roundup of the latest news, along with reports, analysis, and commentaries from NPR and Capital Public Radio News. Hosted locally by Donna Apidone with statewide and regional news anchored by Steve Milne.
Love At First Sound: A Romantic Story From World War II
British couple Steve and Maureen Stevens are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. The young RAF pilot was returning from a World War II bombing mission over Germany when a lovely voice came on his cockpit radio guiding him down. Rushing up to the control tower he found a glamorous member of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force.
Reviewers On Amazon Poke Fun At $40,000 TV
About Samsung's HD TV, one reviewer wrote, "I was going to send my kids to college but I had to do what was best for my family." Another reviewer added, glad it has "low energy costs, as I am on a very tight budget."
Banks Come Under Fire For Filling In The Payday Loan Gap
Federal regulators are cracking down on banks that are offering services called deposit advances. Many argue that the service is the same as payday loans and could lead consumers into a cycle of debt.
Make The Punch Bowl Your Holiday Party Centerpiece
Renee Montagne talks to Julia Reed, a contributor to the southern-lifestyle magazine Garden & Gun about how to keep spirits up at your holiday party by putting the right stuff in your punch bowl.
FDA Expected To Approve New, Gentler Cure For Hepatitis C
The first in a new class of drugs that can cure the viral infection that is the leading cause of liver failure and liver cancer is poised for a marketing green light from the Food and Drug Administration. More than 3 million Americans have hepatitis C, but most don't know it.
Mexican Authorities Recover Stolen Radioactive Material
A Mexican truck carrying radioactive material was hijacked and couldn't be located for two days. The truck was found empty on Wednesday and later the radioactive material was located separately. It's unclear if the thieves knew what they were stealing.
Calif. Cold Snap Threatens Orchards
An unusually cold night in California threatens citrus growers' crops. Renee Montagne talks to Jim Churchill about measures being taken to save oranges and avocados.
Time Is A Factor As Groups Try To Rescue Stranded Whales
Wildlife groups will be back on the scene Thursday off the coast of Southwest Florida where more than three dozen pilot whales are stranded in shallow water. At least 10 of the whales have beached and died. Officials are not optimistic about the outlook for a rescue.
Biden Visits China Amid Tension With Japan
Vice President Joe Biden holds a second day of talks with Chinese leaders in Beijing on Thursday amid increasing tensions over the East China Sea. While he was visiting Japan earlier in the week, Biden criticized China's actions in declaring an Air Defense Identification Zone over disputed islands in the area. The issue has cast a pall over Biden's visit to Beijing, with official Chinese media accusing the vice president of taking Japan's side in the territorial dispute.
Wal-Mart Brings Jobs To D.C. And Complaints Over Low Wages
Wal-Mart has opened its first two stores in Northwest Washington D.C., earning cheers from the Mayor and residents who said they'd be happy to shop in the city and not in the suburbs. But there have been months of debate over the wages the big box store pays its employees. Some activists and lawmakers say employees aren't being paid enough.