7:51am

Mon September 19, 2011
Environmental Watchdog

KY's Energy Future Focus of Presentation

Kentucky gets most of its electricity from coal, but as new air pollution rules go into effect, coal becomes more expensive than it used to be. A presentation in Louisville tonight will discuss policies that can spur alternative, and cleaner, energy in the commonwealth. Kristin Tracz is a research and policy associate with non-profit Mountain Area Community Economic Development. She says a smart economic move for Kentucky would be to pass the Clean Energy Opportunity Act—a bill that’s been introduced in the state legislature in the past two sessions.

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7:41am

Mon September 19, 2011
Around the Nation

Gamers Solve Problem That Stumped Scientists

A virus like HIV needs a protein to multiply. Find how that protein is created, and you take a step toward stopping it. The problem is so complex even computers couldn't figure it out. So University of Washington scientists created a video game. It required players to figure out the protein structure. The winning team found a solution in just 10 days.

7:35am

Mon September 19, 2011
The Two-Way

Five Things To Know About Obama's Deficit Plan

President Obama last week.
Jim Watson AFP/Getty Images

President Obama this morning outlines a deficit-reduction plan that his economists say would reduce anticipated federal budget deficits by about $4 trillion over the next decade.

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7:32am

Mon September 19, 2011
Europe

Judge Orders $2.4 Million In Traffic Fines Refunded

In a small English village, a speed camera on Duck Street was registered erroneously as being on Seatown Road. Because of that technicality, the judge ordered more than 24,000 drivers over 10 years be refunded $2.4 million in fines.

6:47am

Mon September 19, 2011
Kentuckians at War

Silent Service and its Veterans often Overlooked

Former submariner Eric Perry.
The Nunn Center, University of Kentucky

America’s war on terror features familiar images of soldiers in body armor, Humvees and attack helicopters.  Submerged in war coverage is the role played by submarines and their crews.  In the latest installment of our series of interviews based on the University of Kentucky’s oral history project, “From Combat to Kentucky,” WEKU’S  Ron Smith has memories from a submariner…

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4:47am

Mon September 19, 2011
Middle East

Obama Pressured At Home To Do More For Israel

Originally published on Mon September 26, 2011 1:35 pm

Israel's most vocal supporters in the U.S. have long complained that the United Nations is a bastion of anti-Israeli sentiment, and this year's General Assembly debate could be worse than ever.

Palestinians are seeking U.N. membership as a state even though there's no peace deal with Israel. Israel is also under diplomatic pressure from regional powers Turkey and Egypt.

Gabriela Shalev was Israel's ambassador to the United Nations until last year, and as world leaders start gathering for this high-level General Assembly debate, she's sounding quite nervous.

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4:00am

Mon September 19, 2011
Europe

Strauss-Kahn Speaks Publicly For The First Time Since Arrest

The former head of the International Monetary Fund has given his first television interview since returning to France after being arrested in May on accusations he sexually assaulted a hotel maid in New York. The charges were dropped but Dominique Strauss Kahn still faces a lawsuit brought by the maid. A French writer also claims he tried to rape her. Eleanor Beardsley reports from Paris.

4:00am

Mon September 19, 2011
Television

'Mad Men,' 'Modern Family' Capture Multiple Emmys

The 1960s Madison Avenue saga Mad Men won its fourth consecutive Emmy Award for Best drama series. Modern Family won its second consecutive trophy for best comedy.

4:00am

Mon September 19, 2011
Analysis

Politics In The News

Originally published on Mon September 19, 2011 7:05 am

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, host: And you heard Scott say part of this is politics. Let's talk about that part with NPR's Cokie Roberts, who joins us most Mondays. Cokie, good morning once again.

COKIE ROBERTS: Hi. Hi, Steve.

INSKEEP: Glad you're with us. Glad you're with us.

ROBERTS: Yes. Good to be with you.

INSKEEP: Now, let's just note a couple of things that Scott said there. Speaker John Boehner said forget about new taxes and a couple of days later, we hear about the president's plan for a millionaires' tax. Why now?

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4:00am

Mon September 19, 2011
Asia

U.S. Accuses Pakistan Of Harboring Haqqani Network

Originally published on Mon September 19, 2011 6:35 am

Transcript

DAVID GREENE, host: It's Morning Edition from NPR News. Good morning. I'm David Greene in for Renee Montagne.

STEVE INSKEEP, host: And I'm Steve Inskeep. Good morning.

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