5:39am

Wed June 6, 2012
The Two-Way

'Little Worry' At Federal Reserve About Another Recession, 'WSJ' Says

Job seekers lined up at a jobs fair in Portland, Ore., earlier this year.
Rick Bowmer AP

Midway through a Wall Street Journal story today about whether the Federal Reserve will do something in coming weeks to give the economy a boost is this eye-catching line:

"There is little worry at the Fed of a new recession."

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5:36am

Wed June 6, 2012
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Wednesday June 6, 2012

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5:11am

Wed June 6, 2012
It's All Politics

Seven Ways Wisconsin's Recall Vote May Matter To You

Originally published on Wed June 6, 2012 1:15 pm

For weeks now, we in the news business have been telling you how much the Scott Walker recall election in Wisconsin matters to the country as a whole.

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4:44am

Wed June 6, 2012
Pop Culture

Muppet's Elmo Campaigns To Carry Olympic Torch

Originally published on Thu June 14, 2012 9:07 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Eight thousand people will carry the Olympic torch before it reaches London to open the summer games, though one would-be torch barer isn't even human. He's a small red fuzzy monster.

KEVIN CLASH: (As Elmo) Elmo's ready to start training to be a monster torch-bearer. Yay. Oh, oh, Cramp, cramp.

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4:34am

Wed June 6, 2012
The Two-Way

Suicide Bombers Strike In Afghanistan; More Than 20 Civilians Killed

Originally published on Wed June 6, 2012 4:48 am

An Afghan man inspects a motorcycle used in today's suicide attack near Kandahar.
AFP/Getty Images

At least 22 people were killed and another 50 wounded in southern Afghanistan today when three suicide bombers blew themselves up in a market near the Kandahar Air Field used by U.S. and coalition forces.

Most of the victims were Afghan civlians, officials tell the BBC.

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4:33am

Wed June 6, 2012
Around the Nation

Clouds Block Florida Crowd's View Of Venus

Originally published on Thu June 14, 2012 9:07 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

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4:14am

Wed June 6, 2012
The Two-Way

Win For Wisconsin's Walker Seen As Blow For Democrats, Boost For The GOP

Originally published on Wed June 6, 2012 4:50 am

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) after his victory Tuesday.
Scott Olson Getty Images
  • NPR's Don Gonyea, reporting on 'Morning Edition'

Now that it's over and Republican Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin has easily defeated a recall attempt, the morning-after analyses are in. There's a common theme:

-- Walker's win "is a stinging blow" to President Obama's re-election chances, says National Journal's 2012 Decoded blog.

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2:16am

Wed June 6, 2012
Food

Why Does Airline Food Taste So Bad?

Originally published on Thu June 14, 2012 9:07 am

Transcript

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Tiny bags of pretzels followed by some kind of rubber mystery meat - for those who fly, you know exactly what I'm talking about: the joys of airplane food. Well, some airlines are now trying to shake things up. They're showcasing some new cuisine in hopes of luring more passengers. But producing food that actually tastes great at cruising altitude is not easy, as NPR's Wendy Kaufman reports.

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2:10am

Wed June 6, 2012
Economy

European Debt Woes Cast Pall Over U.S. Economy

Originally published on Thu June 14, 2012 9:07 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

And let's turn to the issue that is front and center this election year - the economy. Austerity measures aimed at curing Europe's debt crisis have thrown a number of eurozone countries into recession. The threat of defaults in Greece and even larger countries like Spain have rattled U.S. financial markets, and President Obama recently said that Europe's troubles are casting a shadow over the U.S. economy.

To better understand what the president is talking about, we brought in NPR economics correspondent John Ydstie.

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2:03am

Wed June 6, 2012
The Salt

Road Brew: How To Make Hooch With Tunisian Date Juice (Or Try)

Originally published on Wed June 6, 2012 3:26 am

Filling up on legmi by the side of the road
John Poole NPR

Over the next couple of weeks, NPR Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep is taking a Revolutionary Road trip across North Africa to see how the countries that staged revolutions last year are remaking themselves.

Inskeep and his team are traveling some 2,000 miles from Tunisia's ancient city of Carthage, across the deserts of Libya, and on to Egypt's megacity of Cairo.

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