2:01am

Mon March 4, 2013
Business

Winery To Experiment With 'Drunken Treasure'

Originally published on Mon March 4, 2013 10:02 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

And today's last word in business is: drunken treasure.

Some wine connoisseurs say that wine recovered from shipwrecks has a unique taste. Could be sheer age but it might be something else about the aging process at the bottom of the ocean.

JIM DYKE: The ocean providing a sort of constant motion to the wine as it sits on the bottom, pressure is different, lack of light, temperature.

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2:01am

Mon March 4, 2013
Africa

Ethnic Violence Haunts Kenya's Presidential Election

Originally published on Mon March 4, 2013 10:02 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Kenya votes for a new president today for the first time in five years. It's an important election, in part because the country is still haunted by the ethnic violence that bloodied the last presidential election in 2007. More than 1,200 people were killed and the violence only ended after the international community stepped in. NPR's Gregory Warner is out visiting polling stations and talking to people in Nairobi. He joins us to talk about the election. Good morning, Greg.

GREGORY WARNER, BYLINE: Good morning, Renee.

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2:01am

Mon March 4, 2013
Analysis

Politics In The News

Originally published on Mon March 4, 2013 10:02 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

And I'm Steve Inskeep. Good morning.

President Obama spent part of the weekend reaching out to members of Congress. He's still looking for some alternative to the budget cuts that he ordered on Friday. A federal law required the automatic spending cuts and they went into effect, despite widespread agreement that the manner of the cuts was not very bright.

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12:27am

Mon March 4, 2013
Middle East

Palestinians Still Feel The Squeeze Of The Restrictions On Gaza

Originally published on Sun March 10, 2013 5:43 am

A Palestinian laborer works at the site of a residential construction project funded by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Mar. 21, 2012.
Said Khatib AFP/Getty Images

The streets of Gaza are busy, but they are also crumbling.

Since Hamas took control of the Gaza Strip in 2007, Israel has maintained tight limits on shipments of anything that could be used for military purposes. That includes basic building materials that could be used for bunkers and rocket launching sites.

Ask businessman Ali Abdel Aal what's the toughest thing for him to find, and he'll tell you "cement and gravel."

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12:25am

Mon March 4, 2013
The Salt

Selling Kids On Veggies When Rules Like 'Clean Your Plate' Fail

Originally published on Wed March 6, 2013 2:14 pm

Good advice, but strict rules at mealtime may backfire.
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If you're a parent, you've probably heard remarks like this during dinner: "I don't like milk! My toast is burnt! I hate vegetables! I took a bite already! What's for dessert?" It can be daunting trying to ensure a healthy diet for our children. So it's no wonder parents often resort to dinner time rules.

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12:24am

Mon March 4, 2013
Shots - Health News

Your Child's Fat, Mine's Fine: Rose-Colored Glasses And The Obesity Epidemic

Originally published on Mon March 4, 2013 5:30 pm

Adam Cole NPR

About 69 percent of American adults are overweight or obese, and more than four in five people say they are worried about obesity as a public health problem.

But a recent poll conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health revealed a curious schism in our national attitudes toward obesity: Only one in five kids had a parent who feared the boy or girl would grow up to be overweight as an adult.

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12:22am

Mon March 4, 2013
All Tech Considered

'Consumer Reports' Offers Tips For Doing Taxes Online

Originally published on Mon March 4, 2013 10:02 am

While many people look to tax preparation services for help, Tobie Stanger, editor at Consumer Reports, says online tools are often cost-effective.
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Tax day is looming and taxpayers are scrambling to gather receipts, W-2 forms and other documents. For many, gone are the days of paper ledger books and calculators, now that there's software to figure out how much they owe.

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9:52pm

Sun March 3, 2013
Environment

After Keystone Review, Environmentalists Vow To Continue Fight

Originally published on Mon March 25, 2013 11:33 am

Demonstrators carry a mock pipeline as they pass the White House to protest the Keystone Pipeline, in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 18, 2012.
Rod Lamkey Jr. The Washington Times /Landov

Environmentalists have a hope.

If they can block the Keystone XL pipeline, they can keep Canada from developing more of its dirty tar sands oil. It takes a lot of energy to get it out of the ground and turn it into gasoline, so it has a bigger greenhouse gas footprint than conventional oil.

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8:37pm

Sun March 3, 2013
Minds Over Matter 3/3/2013

Minds Over Matter for March 3, 2013

Tonight, Dana Rodriguez welcomes moderators Jerry Nachman and Joshua Kosman.

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7:58pm

Sun March 3, 2013
Politics

Will Durst: From Pope to "Joe"

A few words here about the recently resigned Pope. (It doesn't matter who you are, that's always going to be at the top of your resume). 

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