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.
Plan Calls For Syria's Chemical Arsenal To Be Destroyed At Sea
The world wants Syria's chemical arsenal destroyed. But so far, no country has offered to do the dirty work on its soil. Over the past week, an alternative has gained ground: Carry out the destruction at sea. The plan taking shape is complicated and untested, but it just might work.
Adrift In Frigid Water, Not Caring 'If You Live Or Die'
A ship called the Daniel J. Morrell was making its last haul of the season when it broke apart in a heavy storm on Lake Huron in November 1966. A few crew members struggled to stay afloat in the driving wind and waves, but ultimately, Dennis Hale was the shipwreck's sole survivor.
The Giant Book That Creates And Destroys Entire Industries
The book lists the tax that importers have to pay on approximately every single thing in the universe — and raises a key question about the Planet Money T-shirt.
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.