Brian Naylor http://tpr.org en As Man Faces Off With Nature More Often, U.S. Agency Scrutinized http://tpr.org/post/man-faces-nature-more-often-us-agency-scrutinized <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ju2e0InMus</p> Sun, 06 Apr 2014 17:49:00 +0000 Brian Naylor 29599 at http://tpr.org A Rising GOP Star In Oklahoma Aims For The U.S. Senate http://tpr.org/post/rising-gop-star-oklahoma-aims-us-senate The announcement by Republican Sen. Tom Coburn that he is resigning his seat at the end of the year has set up a spirited battle among Oklahoma Republicans to replace him.<p>Leading the pack are Rep. James Lankford and former state House Speaker T.W. Shannon. At age 36, Shannon is an up-and-coming star in the GOP, and if elected he would become the third African-American in the Senate — two of them Republicans.<p>On Saturday night, the Comanche County Republican Party held its annual barbecue. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 20:42:00 +0000 Brian Naylor 29230 at http://tpr.org A Rising GOP Star In Oklahoma Aims For The U.S. Senate Why Don't Planes Stream Their Flight Data In Real Time? http://tpr.org/post/why-dont-planes-stream-their-flight-data-real-time Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>Stormy weather over the southern Indian Ocean today once again squelched the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Bad weather may be a recurring problem there as the Southern Hemisphere edges toward winter. Satellite data points investigators to those remote seas. There have also been satellite images of floating objects. But so far, no debris has been positively identified and the search area is still huge.<p>Experts say the disappearance of the Boeing jet wouldn't be such a mystery if it had been streaming its location data. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:05:00 +0000 Brian Naylor 29034 at http://tpr.org In Airliner Search, Countries Still Wonder What Parts To Play http://tpr.org/post/airliner-search-countries-still-wonder-what-parts-play FBI investigators are now joining the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. It's one more instance of increasingly closer international cooperation in the search — though confusion persists. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 20:27:00 +0000 Brian Naylor 28563 at http://tpr.org Toyota, Justice Department Reach Settlement On Recall http://tpr.org/post/toyota-justice-department-reach-settlement-recall The Justice Department announced Wednesday that it has reached a billion-dollar agreement with Toyota, settling a federal probe into the company's handling of a recall for faulty gas pedals. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 14:28:00 +0000 Brian Naylor 28534 at http://tpr.org U.S. Checks For Stolen Passports, But Other Nations Fall Short http://tpr.org/post/us-checks-stolen-passports-other-nations-fall-short One of the mysteries surrounding the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing is the appearance of two men on the flight manifest who were apparently traveling with stolen passports.<p>On U.S.-bound flights there are safeguards aimed at preventing that from happening. Interpol, the international police organization, issued a statement criticizing Malaysia for allowing the passengers to board the flight.<p>Since 9/11, Interpol has maintained a database of stolen passports containing more than 40 million entries, according to the agency. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 07:26:00 +0000 Brian Naylor 28029 at http://tpr.org Behind The Curtain At The Clinton White House http://tpr.org/post/behind-curtain-clinton-white-house Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Melissa Block. The Clinton Library and the National Archives released some 4,000 documents today from the Clinton administration. Among other things, the papers the deal with the Clinton's defeated healthcare reforms and then First Lady Hillary Clinton's image. They're part of a trove of documents and the first of several batches to be made public. NPR's Brian Naylor has been going through them and he joins me now. Brian, welcome.<p>BRIAN NAYLOR, BYLINE: Hi, Melissa.<p>BLOCK: And why the release now? Fri, 28 Feb 2014 21:01:00 +0000 Brian Naylor 27531 at http://tpr.org Feeling The Fiscal Squeeze, EPA Seeks To Slim Down http://tpr.org/post/feeling-fiscal-squeeze-epa-seeks-slim-down Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>The Environmental Protection Agency has a lot on its plate, now add to that budget concerns. The agency is hoping to trim its staff. Like a number of other government agencies, the EPA is offering buyouts to employees.<p>As NPR's Brian Naylor reports, it's all part of a shrinking federal workforce.<p>BRIAN NAYLOR, BYLINE: The EPA has a pretty significant workload these days. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 21:35:00 +0000 Brian Naylor 27400 at http://tpr.org Post Office Could Rack Up Billions By Offering Money Services http://tpr.org/post/post-office-could-rack-billions-offering-money-services As the U.S. Postal Service continues to lose money each year, a new report suggests a way to add to its bottom line: offer banklike services, such as a check cashing card that would allow holders to make purchases and pay bills online or even take out small loans. Fri, 07 Feb 2014 08:25:00 +0000 Brian Naylor 26343 at http://tpr.org Post Office Could Rack Up Billions By Offering Money Services Undermanned And Limited, Chemical Safety Board Confronts A Crisis http://tpr.org/post/undermanned-and-limited-chemical-safety-board-confronts-crisis Transcript <p>BRIAN NAYLOR, BYLINE: I'm Brian Naylor in Washington.<p>The agency responsible for investigating just what happened in Charleston is the U.S. Chemical Safety Board. It's a relative newcomer to Washington. It first got to work in 1998 and was modeled after the National Transportation Safety Board, which investigates plane crashes and other transportation accidents. The Chemical Safety Board's mission is to investigate significant chemical accidents. Its current chairman is Rafael Moure-Eraso, an academic and native of Colombia. He says the issue of chemical safety in the U.S. Mon, 03 Feb 2014 21:15:00 +0000 Brian Naylor 26113 at http://tpr.org