Proposed Farm Program Cuts Affect Minnesota Farmers Leaders of the House and Senate agriculture committees plan to propose cuts to the country's farm subsidy programs. Those cuts could affect Minnesota, the fourth largest agricultural producing state in the nation.7:45 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Greek Prime Minister Struggles To Retain Power
Prime Minister George Papandreou has backed down from a referendum on the European Union bailout package and he faces a vote of confidence Friday. NPR's Sylvia Poggioli tells host Steve Inskeep his future is uncertain.
Europe's Debt Dominates G-20 Summit
At the G-20 summit in Cannes, France, Europe's leaders are trying to reassure their colleagues that they have control of the debt crisis. While the G-20 would have preferred a broad agenda, Europe's troubles have overshadowed everything else. Host Renee Montagne speaks with NPR's Eric Westervelt.
Afghan Security Under Attack As Troops Leave
The presidents of Afghanistan and Pakistan met in Istanbul Tuesday to discuss how to stabilize Afghanistan as foreign troops leave. A suicide attack in Kabul Saturday left 13 NATO forces dead, part of a string of recent violence. Host Renee Montagne speaks with Seth Jones of the RAND Corporation about the state of security.
Crossing The Border: A Case For Legalizing Drugs
Commentator Austin Bay, a lifelong Texas resident, has seen the ravages of the drug trade worsening on the border for decades. A retired military intelligence expert and conservative blogger, he now takes the position that the drug wars can't be ended without decriminalizing the drugs crossing the border.
Details Unearthed On America's 'Ally From Hell'
A story in The Atlantic uncovers new information about the alliance between the United States and Pakistan, including a move by Pakistan to disperse its nuclear weapons in civilian vehicles after the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden. Host Steve Inskeep speaks to the author, Jeffrey Goldberg, about what's been discovered.
Revitalizing Pakistan's Swat Valley
Swat Valley was once Pakistan's premier vacation spot. The area is trying to regain its appeal after regional conflict and massive floods. Co-hosts Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne report on an effort underway to rebuild Swat Valley's economy.
Deal Website Groupon To Go Public
One of the most eagerly anticipated share offerings of the year is set for Friday. The internet daily deal site Groupon plans to sell some shares in an initial public offering. The IPO is priced at $20 a share. Investors are watching to see if the market sends that price soaring, as it has with other dot-com IPOs.
Airline Prices Stay Up Despite Fewer Travelers
The airline industry expects that fewer Americans will travel by air this year over the Thanksgiving holiday. The still-sluggish economy is lessening demand for air travel, but it's not dropping prices. Those who do fly for Thanksgiving will still find their flights packed.