Presidential Race
5:51 am
Sun August 12, 2012

Ryan Adds Stark Choice On Health Care To GOP Ticket

Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., speaks Saturday in Norfolk, Va., after being named Mitt Romney's vice presidential running mate.
Win McNamee Getty Images

Originally published on Sun August 12, 2012 12:46 pm

One thing Republican Mitt Romney's choice of Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate will certainly do is elevate issues like Medicare and Medicaid to the top of the election agenda.

As the nation gets closer to Election Day, Ryan's addition to the GOP ticket will present the public with a dramatic choice about the role the government should play in health care.

One thing the Wisconsin congressman never does is apologize for thinking big.

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Americandy: Sweet Land Of Liberty
5:51 am
Sun August 12, 2012

Chukar Cherries Offers A Year-Round Taste Of Summer

Chukar Cherries uses 250,000 pounds of cherries annually in its candies and other treats. The company dries them all over just a few weeks each summer.
Melisa Goh NPR

Originally published on Mon August 13, 2012 12:01 am

Over the course of just a few sun-soaked weeks every summer, Chukar Cherries in central Washington state dries 250,000 pounds of fresh cherries.

"It's almost like going into your mom's kitchen and she's just taken a cherry pie out of the oven," says co-owner J.T. Montgomery. "A little bit like that."

Not surprisingly, the dried fruit goes into lots of Chukar Cherries' products, including the company's most popular: chewy, semi-dried cherries, rolled in oval nuggets of chocolate.

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'Weekend Edition's' Taste Of Summer
5:51 am
Sun August 12, 2012

Summer Wine: Look For Light, Bright And Affordable

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Originally published on Sun August 12, 2012 9:40 am

Before the summer slips away, we raise a glass to hot August nights — and their perfect wine pairings. A good summer wine will be "light, bright and affordable," Leslie Sbrocco, author of The Simple and Savvy Wine Guide, tells NPR's Linda Wertheimer.

Whether you're on the beach, on the go or at the grill, Sbrocco offers recommendations for affordable reds and whites under $25.

When You're On The Go ...

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Author Interviews
5:51 am
Sun August 12, 2012

This Election Season, Vote 'Sneaky Pie For President'

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Best-selling author Rita Mae Brown, pictured here in 1993, is know for her "Sister" Jane and Mrs. Murphy mystery series.
Wyatt Counts AP

Originally published on Mon August 13, 2012 10:34 am

There are many election-related books you could choose to help you endure the final months of the presidential race, from desk-pounding policy proposals to thick, shelf-crushing biographies.

Or, you could turn to Sneaky Pie.

Now, full disclosure, Sneaky Pie is a cat, and she's usually solving mysteries as the main character in Rita Mae Brown's bestselling Mrs. Murphy series.

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World
3:12 am
Sun August 12, 2012

Migrants Targeted Amid Rise Of Greek Extremists

Abouzeid Mubarak, 28, arrived in Greece six months ago. But after being viciously assaulted, the father of three says he is thinking of returning home to Egypt.
Myrto Papadopoulos for NPR

Originally published on Sun August 12, 2012 6:27 pm

Ahmet Abuhamed runs a fish shop in Perama, a town near the port of Piraeus. He sells the day's catch, including sea bream, mackerel, sardines and octopus. A 40-year-old father of four, he moved to Greece 20 years ago from Rosetta, an Egyptian fishing village near Alexandria.

"All the fishermen [in Greece] are Egyptian," he says. "Go to any island in the country and listen to the conversations on the boats. You'll hear names like Alim and Mohammad."

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Author Richard Lucas
3:00 am
Sun August 12, 2012

Axis Sally: The American Voice of Nazi Germany

Axis Sally: The American Voice of Nazi Germany by Richard Lucas

Author Richard Lucas joins Mark Perzel to discuss his recent book, Axis Sally: The American Voice of Nazi Germany. It’s the true story of a Maine-born, Ohio-bred woman who went to Hitler’s Germany to study music, fell in love, and became a famed radio propagandist for the war.

The Big Screen
3:00 am
Sun August 12, 2012

Review: The Dark Knight Rises

Christian Bale and Michael Caine from "The Dark Knight Rises"
www.screenrant.com

The main problem with all the remakes, retreads, and reboots on movie screens anymore is that, after a while, there’s nothing different that can be done with these films. Last month’s The Amazing Spiderman is a perfect example. Although I haven’t seen it yet, many friends have told me that it was the same story as the first film, just with a different cast. Where’s the joy in that?

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Focus on Technology
3:00 am
Sun August 12, 2012

Brain Tsunami

Electrodes on the brain to monitor tsunamis

The silence of a brain tsunami is chilling. This short circuiting inside the brain can cause extensive damage. Now, scientists are on a path of figuring out how to stop it, as Ann Thompson reports in Focus on Technology.

Field Notes
3:00 am
Sun August 12, 2012

Grizzly Bear Management in Montana

Grizzly Bear

Thane Maynard welcomes James Jonkel, the man in charge of Grizzly Bear Management for the Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks.

Candace Klein
3:00 am
Sun August 12, 2012

Bad Girl Ventures and SoMoLend

Candace Klein, founder of Bad Girl Ventures and SoMoLend

It’s time to check in with Cincinnati’s serial entrepreneur. Candace Klein, founder of Bad Girl Ventures and SoMoLend, talks with Mark Perzel about these two organizations, their tremendous growth, and plans for further expansion.

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