8:00am

Sat August 13, 2011
Technology

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.

8:00am

Sat August 13, 2011
Strange News

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.

8:00am

Sat August 13, 2011
History

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.

8:00am

Sat August 13, 2011
Around the Nation

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.

8:00am

Sat August 13, 2011
Middle East

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.

8:00am

Sat August 13, 2011
National Security

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.

8:00am

Sat August 13, 2011
Politics

Obama's Leadership Brings Few Hails To The Chief

Republican presidential candidates are working to position themselves for November, but the man currently in the oval office seems to be losing his footing. Guest host Jacki Lyden speaks with Ted Widmer, director and librarian of the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University, about presidential leadership and recent criticism of President Barack Obama's leadership style.

8:00am

Sat August 13, 2011
Europe

Germany, France Tend To A Euro In Crisis

The swings in the U.S. market underline the contradictions in the European Union's economic underpinnings. The two most powerful nations in the EU plan a summit to seek a way out. Guest host Jacki Lyden talks with NPR's Tom Gjelten.

7:38am

Sat August 13, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Don't Get In A Pickle: Learn To Can Food Safely

Canning your own food is a timeworn practice that's back in vogue.
iStockphoto.com

Call it a reaction to high food prices, food recalls, and a bad economy. Or just call it retro chic. But there's no doubt canning is newly trendy among people who a couple of years ago probably didn't give much thought to what goes into a jar.

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7:05am

Sat August 13, 2011
It's All Politics

Are Michele Bachmann's Best Days On Campaign Trail Nearly Past?

Rep. Michele Bachmann greets a voter in Pella, Iowa.
Liz Halloran NPR

DES MOINES — These sunny August days in Iowa may prove to be Michele Bachmann's best as a GOP presidential candidate.

On the eve of the state's Republican straw poll in Ames, where she is expected to either win or place, the Minnesota congresswoman hop-scotched central Iowa.

She charmed about 100 supporters and the curious in the tidy, Dutch-and-proud town of Pella, and drew easily the largest crowd of any GOP candidates speaking at the Iowa State Fair.

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