Business
6:00 am
Sat August 13, 2011

Wall Street's Wild, Wild Week

Stocks closed high on Friday, ending a dramatic week on Wall Street. Guest host Jacki Lyden talks with Roben Farzad of Bloomberg Businessweek about the market's ups and downs.

Remembrances
6:00 am
Sat August 13, 2011

First Black Secret Service Agent Dies At 82

Charles L. Gittens' tenure opened the door for hundreds of minority Secret Service agents who served after him. NPR's Sam Sanders reports.

Sports
6:00 am
Sat August 13, 2011

Sports: Tiger Misses The Cut; Philly Lives In Hope

This week, golf's PGA Championship might have cemented the downfall of Tiger Woods, while the Philadelphia Eagles hope their first preseason game was just a small step en route to a Super Bowl appearance. Guest host Jacki Lyden talks sports with ESPN's Howard Bryant.

Sports
6:00 am
Sat August 13, 2011

Swimming The Channel: This Time, She's Sure

Pat Gallant-Charette wants to swim across the English Channel in August. On top of her job as a nurse, the 60-year-old grandmother from Westbrook, Maine, follows a rigorous training schedule that includes one- to 10-hour swims along the crashing waves of the cold ocean shore. Gallant-Charette almost crossed the Channel once before, but currents kept her at bay just a mile and a half from the finish. This time, she's convinced she'll make it. Independent producer Patty Wight sends this audio postcard.

Technology
6:00 am
Sat August 13, 2011

Several Reboots Later, The IBM PC Turns 30

Thirty years ago this week, IBM released the first personal computer. It was a computer designed for the average American, and the average American couldn't get enough of it. Guest host Jacki Lyden talks to Dr. Dave Bradley, one of the 12 engineers who designed the original IBM personal computer and who also invented the control-alt-delete function.

Strange News
6:00 am
Sat August 13, 2011

Would The Red M&M Take Your Lunch Money?

An advertisement regulatory board in Australia recently spent two weeks deliberating over whether the red M&M in the M&M commercials was a bully. They've found, in fact, he is not. Guest host Jacki Lyden has more.

History
6:00 am
Sat August 13, 2011

The White Mouse: WWII Hero's Story Will Live On

One of the most decorated women of World War II died earlier this month. Her name was Nancy Wake, but she was best known as "The White Mouse." Guest host Jacki Lyden has more.

Around the Nation
6:00 am
Sat August 13, 2011

Wis. State Fair Latest Target Of Violent Flash Mobs

Flash-mob violence refers to an instantly organized crowd, usually teenagers, bent on mayhem. This summer there have been incidents around the country: Philadelphia, Cleveland, Chicago and, more recently, at the Wisconsin State Fair. Guest host Jacki Lyden talks with Eugene Kane, columnist for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, about incidents of alleged hate crimes involving young African Americans at the state fair.

Middle East
6:00 am
Sat August 13, 2011

Libyan Teen's News Site Hears The Rebel Yell

A Libyan teen is fast becoming a media star in rebel-held Benghazi. The 14-year-old has established his own online news outlet. His father drives him to press conferences in Benghazi, and he is increasingly well-known among rebel leaders. NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro reports.

National Security
6:00 am
Sat August 13, 2011

What Crashed Our Hypersonic Drone?

Pentagon officials are investigating what happened to its Falcon Hypersonic aircraft that crashed into the Pacific Ocean last week. The Falcon is the fastest aircraft ever built and can fly 13,000 miles per hour. It's designed to carry a conventional warhead against any target within an hour. NPR Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman reports.

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