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Wed August 29, 2012
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Wednesday August 29, 2012

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5:50am

Wed August 29, 2012
Around the Nation

Even At Category 1, Isacc Packs A Punch

Originally published on Thu August 30, 2012 1:04 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

And I'm David Greene. Hurricane Isaac made landfall last night in Louisiana and it is battering the Gulf Coast with high winds and a lot of rain. For the latest we turn to NPR's Greg Allen. He's in New Orleans and we have reached him by telephone. And Greg, give us a sense of this storm. It sounds like, you know, Category 1, which, you know, makes you not worry so much, but a lot of people fearing that it could just stay in one place for a good while.

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5:41am

Wed August 29, 2012
The Two-Way

U.S. Economy Grew At 1.7 Percent Annual Rate In Second Quarter

Originally published on Wed August 29, 2012 5:53 am

The Bureau of Economic Analysis revised its GDP numbers today, saying that during the second quarter of this year, the United States economy grew at a 1.7 percent annual rate.

That's up from its original estimate of 1.5 percent.

The BEA reports:

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5:36am

Wed August 29, 2012
Around the Nation

Missing Tourist In Iceland Finds Herself

Originally published on Thu August 30, 2012 1:04 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

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5:35am

Wed August 29, 2012
Around the Nation

Larry Bird Looms Large Over Magic Johsnon

Originally published on Thu August 30, 2012 1:04 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Finally, Larry Bird looms larger than Magic Johnson. The two players fought a famous rivalry in the '80s. Bird's Celtics and Johnson's Lakers battled for NBA titles again and again. But one thing could never change. In the college championship game in 1979, Johnson's Michigan State beat Bird's Indiana State. Now, Indiana State plans a 15-foot tall statue of Larry Bird, larger than any existing statue of Magic Johnson. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright National Public Radio.

5:34am

Wed August 29, 2012
The Two-Way

Plaquemine Parish President: Damage Is Just As Bad As Katrina

Originally published on Wed August 29, 2012 4:08 pm

A Plaquemines Parish vehicle rides through rising floodwater behind the levee as Isaac approaches on Tuesday.
Gerald Herbert AP

The eye of Isaac made its first landfall at Plaquemines Parish, a stretch of thin land southeast of New Orleans that extends into the Gulf from Louisiana.

According to the parish president, the damage there is just as bad, perhaps even worse, than what happened during Katrina.

In an interview with Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep, Billy Nungesser said the parish's levee had been overtopped and parts of the parish that had never flooded during a hurricane were under 5 feet of water.

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5:11am

Wed August 29, 2012
It's All Politics

Words, Good And Bad, Come Quickly To Mind For Many About Paul Ryan

Originally published on Wed August 29, 2012 7:07 am

Republican Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, who tonight is set to accept his party's vice presidential nomination.
Jeffrey Phelps Getty Images

When we arrived in Tampa for the Republican convention, much of the buzz centered on vice presidential pick, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin.

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4:03am

Wed August 29, 2012
Participation Nation

Finding A Home In Arlington, Va.

Phillip, the skittish puppy.
Courtesy of Caroline Lacey

Who: A family looking for a dog and a black dog named Phillip

What: Lucky Dog Animal Rescue adoption event

When: Sat., Aug. 18, 2012

Where: Dogma Dog Bakery, Arlington Va.

Why: Lucky Dog Animal Rescue is an all-volunteer, non-profit animal rescue organization devoted to saving the lives of homeless animals and spreading the word about responsible pet ownership.

Caroline Lacey is a photographer in suburban Washington. She listens to WAMU.

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3:55am

Wed August 29, 2012
Around the Nation

South Carolina Drenched By Isaac Spinoff

Originally published on Thu August 30, 2012 1:04 am

Transcript

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Hurricane Isaac has produced what TV writers might call a spin off - a second storm detached itself from the hurricane and its effects are being felt far from the Gulf Coast.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

This mass of moist air detached itself from Isaac and moved up the Atlantic Coast, and yesterday dumped nearly eight inches of rain over South Carolina. The rain caused flooding in Charleston, including the city's historic downtown market. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

3:44am

Wed August 29, 2012
It's All Politics

As Ryan Takes The Stage, He Gives Hope To Republicans, Democrats Alike

Originally published on Wed August 29, 2012 4:15 am

Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, seen at a weekend rally in Powell, Ohio, is set to formally accept the GOP nomination to become Mitt Romney's running mate.
Jewel Samad AFP/Getty Images

Like a lot of Republicans, Jane Jech is excited about Paul Ryan. Maybe even more excited than she is about Mitt Romney.

Ryan, a seven-term representative from Wisconsin and the chairman of the House Budget Committee, will formally accept the Republican Party's nomination for vice president on Wednesday.

His speech is expected to touch on all the hallmarks he's emphasized since getting the nod as running mate on Aug. 11, including the need to get the federal deficit under control, in part by curbing entitlement programs like Medicare.

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