Brian Naylor http://whqr.org en Obama Calls On Business To Bridge Divide Between U.S. And Africa http://whqr.org/post/obama-calls-business-bridge-divide-between-us-and-africa <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Obama+Calls+On+Business+To+Bridge+Divide+Between+U.S.+And+Africa&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODQ3NzExMDEyMTczNzkxNDU5MmE1Yg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>Leaders from throughout Africa are in Washington for a summit meeting. Today President Obama addressed many of them at an event billed as the U.S.-Africa Business Forum. It's aimed at promoting the continent's economic growth. Tue, 05 Aug 2014 20:48:00 +0000 Brian Naylor 59167 at http://whqr.org Jim Brady, Press Secretary Turned Gun Control Activist, Dies At 73 http://whqr.org/post/jim-brady-press-secretary-turned-gun-control-activist-dies-73 <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Jim+Brady%2C+Press+Secretary+Turned+Gun+Control+Activist%2C+Dies+At+73&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzk4NjQwMDEzNTkxNDE0MTg3ZGYxMA004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>And I'm Melissa Block. Now we're going to remember James Brady who died today at age 73. Mon, 04 Aug 2014 20:18:00 +0000 Brian Naylor 59108 at http://whqr.org As Wildfires Burn Through Funds, Washington Seeks New Way To Pay http://whqr.org/post/wildfires-burns-through-funds-washington-seeks-new-way-pay-0 <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=As+Wildfires+Burn+Through+Funds%2C+Washington+Seeks+New+Way+To+Pay&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODMzOTc3MDEzMjAzMzEyMDA3Njc1Nw004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>ARUN RATH, HOST: <p>Wildfires along the West Coast in Oregon, Washington state and California have destroyed homes, scorched thousands of square miles of land and prompted several evacuations. Meanwhile, officials report that the cost of fighting wildfires has skyrocketed. Sun, 03 Aug 2014 13:22:00 +0000 Brian Naylor 59043 at http://whqr.org As Wildfires Burn Through Funds, Washington Seeks New Way To Pay http://whqr.org/post/wildfires-burns-through-funds-washington-seeks-new-way-pay Though wildfires this summer have burned hundreds of homes and scorched thousands of square miles of land in Washington, Oregon and California, officials say that so far, this wildfire season could be worse.<p>But the cost of fighting those fires has skyrocketed, and the Obama administration and some in Congress say it's time to rethink how those dollars are spent.<p>In places like central Washington, watching the evening news has recently not been for the faint of heart, with daily broadcasts chronicling evacuations of local towns with the approach of "firestorms."<p>The fire there is still n Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:08:00 +0000 Brian Naylor 58875 at http://whqr.org As Wildfires Burn Through Funds, Washington Seeks New Way To Pay Senate's Highway Trust Fund Bill Sets Up Conflict With The House http://whqr.org/post/senates-highway-trust-fund-bill-sets-conflict-house <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Senate%27s+Highway+Trust+Fund+Bill+Sets+Up+Conflict+With+The+House&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODc0NzU5MDEyMTgyMDUxMzlkN2IzMw004)"/></div><p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:59:00 +0000 Brian Naylor 58840 at http://whqr.org New Rules Proposed For Oil-Carrying Trains In Wake Of Fiery Crashes http://whqr.org/post/new-rules-proposed-oil-carrying-trains-wake-fiery-crashes <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=New+Rules+Proposed+For+Oil-Carrying+Trains+In+Wake+Of+Fiery+Crashes&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA1MTczMTM4MDEyNzM1OTUxMzg5ZDUyMw004)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:39:00 +0000 Brian Naylor 58561 at http://whqr.org As Rockets Encroach, Israel's Main Airport Sees Canceled U.S. Flights http://whqr.org/post/rockets-encroach-israels-main-airport-sees-canceled-us-flights Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>This morning outside Tel Aviv, a rocket from Gaza landed near Ben Gurion International Airport. That prompted the FAA to tell U.S. carriers not to fly into Tel Aviv. And several airlines canceled flights to Israel on their own, as NPR's Brian Naylor reports.<p>BRIAN NAYLOR, BYLINE: The airlines were led by Delta, which diverted a Tel Aviv-bound flight this morning to Paris. The Boeing 747 originated at JFK airport in New York and carried 273 passengers and 17 crew. The airline says it has suspended service to Ben Gurion until further notice. Other U.S. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:14:00 +0000 Brian Naylor 58458 at http://whqr.org Sen. Alexander Outpaces Tea Party, But Remains In Its Cross Hairs http://whqr.org/post/sen-alexander-outpaces-tea-party-remains-its-cross-hairs Tennessee's Lamar Alexander is one of a number of incumbent Republican senators caught in the cross hairs of Tea Party groups, taking on several challengers in next month's GOP primary.<p>But while Tea Party groups may be optimistic about the race, challengers like Joe Carr face an uphill battle to unseat the two-term senator.<p>Carr's campaign office is just across the street from Murfreesboro's antebellum courthouse. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:28:00 +0000 Brian Naylor 58396 at http://whqr.org Sen. Alexander Outpaces Tea Party, But Remains In Its Cross Hairs Governors Talk Infrastructure At Annual Meeting http://whqr.org/post/governors-talk-infrastructure-annual-meeting The National Governors Association held its annual summer meeting in Nashville, Tenn. this week, and the collapsing highway trust fund was the centerpiece issue. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 11:39:00 +0000 Brian Naylor 57964 at http://whqr.org For Interior Secretary, Getting Outdoors Is In The Job Description http://whqr.org/post/interior-secretary-getting-outdoors-job-description It's rare to find Sally Jewell in her Washington, D.C., office.<p>A little more than a year into her job as Interior Department secretary, she spends much of her time out in the field. It's unavoidable for someone who heads the federal agency that oversees some 400 national parks and nearly 300 million acres of federal lands.<p>"It's in the job description," she says. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 22:14:00 +0000 Brian Naylor 57484 at http://whqr.org For Interior Secretary, Getting Outdoors Is In The Job Description