Reflecting On Sept. 11, 2001
10:01 pm
Wed September 7, 2011

Saving The Stories Of Loved Ones Lost On Sept. 11

"It's like the only thing on his mind was to tell the kids that he loved them, and I tell the kids this every day," Monique Ferrer says of her ex-husband.
Harriet Jones NPR

Each year, the oral history project StoryCorps has marked the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks with the voices of those directly affected by the events: wives and husbands, grandparents and friends of those who died that day.

But as StoryCorps founder Dave Isay tells Morning Edition co-host Steve Inskeep, the outpouring of stories about Sept. 11 initially came as something of a surprise.

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Under Suspicion
10:01 pm
Wed September 7, 2011

Mall Counterterrorism Files ID Mostly Minorities

The following is a continuation of an investigation by NPR News and the Center for Investigative Reporting on private counterterrorism programs, like the one at the Mall of America.

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Business
10:01 pm
Wed September 7, 2011

Yahoo Must Search For A Clear Focus, Analysts Say

Yahoo's future is up in the air. Earlier this week, the Internet company's board of directors ousted its chief executive officer, Carol Bartz, who was hired two years ago to try to revitalize Yahoo.

Though it is still very profitable, Yahoo has been losing its relevance, and it is less clear where the company is headed.

Gregory Thune, an industrial designer in San Francisco, not far from the company's Sunnyvale campus, represents one of Yahoo's biggest problems: He's never once used Yahoo.

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Economy
10:01 pm
Wed September 7, 2011

How To Create More Jobs Divides Capitol Hill

President Obama will be addressing a house deeply divided when he goes before a joint session of Congress on Thursday night. Many of his fellow Democrats are hoping to hear a speech filled with bold proposals to rally a dispirited nation.

"I hope the president keeps his fighting spirit that he displayed on Labor Day, where it was really clear that he is fighting for the middle class and jobs," said Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA). "If he continues with that spirit and lays out a plan on how to get there, I think it'll be very, very riveting."

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Snow mobiles
5:27 pm
Wed September 7, 2011

Gov. Mead wants Yellowstone to stop snowmobile restrictions

Governor Matt Mead has sent a second letter to Yellowstone National Park advocating for a winter-use plan that allows more visitors per day and non-commercial snowmobiling.

Yellowstone National Park released its proposed Winter Use Rule for public comment in July, and since then, Gov. Mead has sent two letters to the park asking for the rule to be revised.

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Snow mobiles
5:27 pm
Wed September 7, 2011

Gov. Mead wants Tellowstone to stop snowmobile restrictions

Gov. Matt Mead

Governor Matt Mead has sent a second letter to Yellowstone National Park advocating for a winter-use plan that allows more visitors per day and non-commercial snowmobiling.

Yellowstone National Park released its proposed Winter Use Rule for public comment in July, and since then, Gov. Mead has sent two letters to the park asking for the rule to be revised.

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Barrasso Jobs
5:17 pm
Wed September 7, 2011

Barrasso wants Obama to cut regulations to promote job growth

U.S. Sen. John Barrasso

Wyoming's jobless rate sits at 5-point-8 percent, more than three points lower than the nation's rate.

The president is preparing to speak to the Senate and House in a joint session to outline a new slate of jobs initiatives.

Republican Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming, wants the president to call for a dramatic reduction in regulations he says are stifling job growth.

"The reality they have added, in two months alone, 17 billion dollars in regulations, and these regulations continue to be a heavy wet blanket over our economy."

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The Two-Way
4:28 pm
Wed September 7, 2011

Yes, It's True: Ben & Jerry's Introduces 'Schweddy Balls' Ice Cream Flavor

Schweddy Balls ice cream.
Ben & Jerry's

We thought it would never happen. When we reported that comedian Ana Gasteyer had spilled the beans on a new Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavor based on a Saturday Night Live skit that pokes fun at NPR, we thought it would never happen.

But we were wrong. Ben & Jerry's announced today that "Schweddy Balls" ice cream is on its way to store shelves across the country.

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It's All Politics
3:38 pm
Wed September 7, 2011

GOP Reagan Library Debate: What To Expect

The Republican presidential debate from the Ronald Reagan library in Southern California will be voters' first chance to see the current frontrunner for the GOP nomination, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, on the same stage with Mitt Romney, the previous pack leader.

Yes, there will be other candidates on the stage, all of whom have their various supporters who still believe, more or less.

But it takes a prodigious imagination to see a clear path to the nomination for the two current members of Congress now in the field, Ron Paul and Michele Bachmann.

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The Two-Way
3:30 pm
Wed September 7, 2011

Where Is Billy? A S.F. Giants Fan Goes Missing, And A Team Goes Searching

Billy poses for a photo with San Francisco Giants' Pitcher Matt Cain.
Courtesy of the San Francisco Giants

Billy was always outside the San Francisco Giant's ballpark. As the team's manager Bruce Bochy remembers it, on game days, Billy would be there before he arrived and would stay until he came out.

Sometimes that meant waiting until Bochy finished a meeting and emerged at one or two in the morning. Billy was always there — for years — so they became friends, Bochy told All Things Considered host Robert Siegel.

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