1:06pm: The Iowa Caucus is tonight, and some candidates say they wouldn’t be on the stump if not for spousal encouragement. We’ll speak with journalists who’ve been covering the campaign thus far about the role of candidates’ spouses and other family members in running for office. 1:12pm: On the campaign trail, GOP candidates like to… Continue reading Spouses’ Role in GOP Primary, Reagan’s Record on Taxes, Cleanup at Fukushima, Sketches from WWII Battlefields: Today on Here and Now
The March earthquake and tsunami in Japan devastated parts of that country and shook the economy around the world. It did not, however, shake the resolve of several Kentuckians who are headed to Japan this weekend to start new jobs. The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program hires English-speaking college graduates to teach in Japanese… Continue reading Kentuckians Prepare for Japanese Teaching Assignments
This year’s earthquake and tsunami in Japan caused a parts shortage that led to diminished production at Toyota Motor Company’s 13 American plants. It also damaged the automaker’s sales. And now, Toyota is now preparing to increase production and competition. The Toyota plant in Georgetown, Kentucky was more active during the parts shortage than most other… Continue reading Production Increases at Georgetown Toyota Plant
As a parts shortage caused by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan continues, Toyota Motor Company will further reduce production at North American plants, including a facility in Georgetown, Kentucky. Earlier this month, the company announced that plants would be closed on Mondays and Fridays through late April. That pattern is now being extended through… Continue reading Toyota Production Delays Continue
A Toyota Motor Company spokesperson says reports from Monday afternoon about impending plant shutdowns were not entirely accurate.
The last two KLS concerts have been fundraisers for the group, but proceeds from Saturday’s event will go to tsunami and earthquake relief in Japan. The previous concerts were also full orchestra performances, but spokesperson Donna Parkes says the next concert will feature smaller chamber ensembles made up of orchestra musicians.
It’s been twelve years since WFPL’s Graham Shelby left Japan, and he has touch with most of my friends from Fukushima…until this month.
President Obama says he’s prepared to tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, if necessary, to stabilize oil prices. In his news conference, which ended a few minutes ago, Mr. Obama also said the U.S. and its allies are considering a range of options in Libya, including enforcing a no-fly zone over the country. He said Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be meeting with member of the Libyan opposition in the next few days.
You can see more coverage on NPR’s live blog of the press conference at The Two-Way. We’ll have a full report and analysis on NPR’s All Things Considered today at 4pm on WFPL.