The Two-Way
5:18 am
Mon March 31, 2014

U.N. Report Raises Climate Change Warning, Points To Opportunities

The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's report.
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Originally published on Mon March 31, 2014 8:07 am

  • From 'Morning Edition': NPR's Geoff Brumfiel on the U.N. panel's report

"The effects of climate change are already occurring on all continents and across the oceans," and the world is mostly "ill-prepared" for the risks that the sweeping changes present, a new report from the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concludes.

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Around the Nation
5:01 am
Mon March 31, 2014

2nd Annual Baconfest Held in Juneau, Alaska

Originally published on Mon March 31, 2014 5:55 am

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep.

Elsewhere today, we report that cutting back fat may not help your health. People in Juneau, Alaska knew that. They held the Second Annual Juneau Baconfest this month. It includes a hog-calling contest, a bacon eating contest and special dishes like bacon caramel brownies. The star attraction was a bacon bustier worn by a model. Its creator said the only real problem here was keeping her cats away while she made it.

Business
4:51 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Hobart 'Hobie' Alter Introduced Surfing To The Masses

Originally published on Mon March 31, 2014 5:55 am

Hobie Alter, who was considered the Henry Ford of surfboards, has died at age 80. He used foam to make surfboards that traditionally had been created from balsa wood.

Business
4:47 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Japan's Industrial Output Falls 2.3 Percent

Originally published on Mon March 31, 2014 5:55 am

Factories were apparently bracing for the fact that the country's sales tax went up Monday for the first time in 17 years — from 5 percent to 8 percent.

Europe
4:18 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Ukrainians Open Their Homes To Crimean Refugees

Originally published on Mon March 31, 2014 5:55 am

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

And I'm David Greene.

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Business
4:15 am
Mon March 31, 2014

David Crisp To Be Sentenced In Massive Mortgage Fraud Case

Originally published on Mon March 31, 2014 5:55 am

Steve Inskeep talks to Gary Silverman of the Financial Times about a real estate fraud scheme that helped make Bakersfield, Calif., one of the home foreclosure capitals of the country.

Business
4:11 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Apple And Samsung Face Off In Court Again Over Patents

Originally published on Mon March 31, 2014 5:55 am

Each company claims the other one has swiped its patents. This time Apple is going after patents in the Android operating system that run Samsung's Galaxy S3.

Around the Nation
3:21 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Legal Action Initiated Over Malaysian Flight's Disappearance

Originally published on Mon March 31, 2014 5:55 am

A Chicago law firm is taking the first legal action against Malaysian Airlines and Boeing, the maker of the 777 that disappeared over the Indian Ocean, on behalf of the families of the passengers.

Afghanistan
3:14 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Taliban Warn Afghan Voters Not To Go To The Polls Saturday

Originally published on Mon March 31, 2014 5:55 am

While the candidates hold huge rallies, the Taliban have been staging suicide attacks. They've targeted election offices and civilian compounds in Kabul in an effort to derail Saturday's election.

Afghanistan
3:12 am
Mon March 31, 2014

With No Karzai On Ballot, Afghans Study Presidential Candidates

Originally published on Mon March 31, 2014 5:55 am

Voters in Afghanistan will elect a new president this weekend. For the first time since America went to war there, President Hamid Karzai will not be on the ballot.

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