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Nobel Prize Winners Demonstrate Importance Of Contracts

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 4:10am

Two economists who figured out the underlying patterns to make better contracts won this year's Nobel Prize in economics. Steve Inskeep talks to Bengt Holmstrom of MIT, who was one of the winners.

Conservative Female Voters Disagree On Trump Tape Fallout

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 4:10am

Following a tape of Donald Trump making vulgar comments about women, some female voters struggle to support him. Steve Inskeep talks to Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List.

The Impact Of Michigan's 'Fab 5' On The Social Milieu Of College Sports

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 4:10am

NCAA basketball is a big money maker for most of those involved, but not the athletes at the center of it all. Our commentator examines how this played out for a group of Michigan Wolverine stars.

Black Officer Navigates '2 Incompatible Worlds' On N.H. Police Force

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 4:10am

On her way to work, police sergeant Lakeisha Phelps is routinely racially profiled by other officers. In Nashua, New Hampshire, Phelps is one of two black officers on a force of more than 170.

Months Of Protests Lead To Ethiopia Declaring A State Of Emergency

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 4:10am

The East African country of Ethiopia has declared a state of emergency. Protesters have been demanding greater freedoms and those demonstrations have often turned violent.

How Clinton And Trump Plan To Address The Issue Of Poverty

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 4:10am

Tens of millions of Americans live in poverty, yet the issue has received scant attention on the presidential campaign trail. We examine the candidates' plans to address poverty.

Solar Power Project Would Generate Electricity 24 Hours A Day

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 4:10am

A huge new solar project proposed in Nevada would generate enough electricity to power more than 640,000 U.S. homes. It can store solar energy during the day to generate power after the sun goes down.

Trump Wrongly Attributes 'Newsweek' Benghazi Quote To Clinton Aide

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 4:10am

A Russian propaganda site misquoted Newsweek author Kurt Eichenwald and then attributed the misquote to Clinton aide Sidney Blumenthal. Eichenwald tells Steve Inskeep that Trump used the misquote.

S.C. Residents Begin Clean Up In Hurricane Flooded Areas

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 4:10am

Hurricane Matthew brought heavy rain and flooding to four Southeast states — killing more than 30 people in the U.S. Thousands of homes were destroyed and the slow clean up and recovery are underway.

Ore. Communities Become Unwilling Symbol For Anti-Government Movement

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 4:10am

The trial for the militants who seized the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon this year is close to wrapping up. The standoff traumatized the rural ranching communities around Burns, Ore.

Red Sweater Guy Is A hit At Second Presidential Debate

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 5:59am

Ken Bone, who appeared at Sunday's presidential debate as an undecided voter, came out decidedly a hero to many on the Internet. Viewers immediately seized on his red sweater.

Special Delivery At Wal-Mart: Utah Woman Gives Birth In Checkout Line

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 5:05am

A woman went into labor at the store in Payson, Utah. The Provo Daily Herald reports she had been buying groceries. The baby came swiftly — maybe it was because she didn't want to hold up the line.

The U.S. Dollar Is Zimbabwe's Main Currency, And It's Disappearing Fast

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 4:08am

The southern African nation adopted U.S. currency to combat hyperinflation in 2009. As Zimbabwe faces a renewed crisis, citizens are lining up at banks to withdraw dollars as fast as they can.

Why Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Distrusts The U.S.

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 4:08am

Duerte isn't winning friends in the U.S. with his tirades against President Obama and threats to downgrade military ties. The roots of his dislike of the U.S. go back more than a century.

'Shackles' Off, Trump Goes Hard On The Trail And Twitter

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 4:08am

With signs of crisis around his campaign since the leak of a damaging tape on Friday, Trump's most loyal supporters remain fired as he scorches the GOP earth.

Refugees Detain Syrian Suspected Of Planning Attack, German Police Say

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 4:08am

After a nationwide manhunt, Germans are relieved that a Syrian refugee suspected of preparing a bomb attack has been captured and arrested. He was seized and handed over to police by other refugees.

Brexit Results Prove Increasingly Costly To Britons

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 4:08am

Since the U.K. voted to leave the European Union last June, the value of the pound has fallen 16 percent — making the U.K. relatively cheap for foreign tourists, but bad news for British consumers.

Clinton Criticized For Less Commanding Presence On Debate Stage

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 4:08am

To some, Hillary Clinton's second presidential debate performance seemed more defensive than the first. Steve Inskeep talks to David Maraniss, who authored a 1996 biography of Bill Clinton.

China Imposes Restrictions To Try To Cool Real Estate Bubble

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 4:08am

Many Chinese returned from a weeklong national holiday to discover that they could no longer purchase real estate, as local governments imposed restrictions intended to control massive asset bubbles.

Why Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Mistrusts The U.S.

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 4:08am

Duerte isn't winning friends in the U.S. with his tirades against President Obama and threats to downgrade military ties. One reason he harbors a grudge toward the U.S. is over a mysterious bombing.




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