Around the Nation
7:43 am
Mon September 3, 2012

Stephen Brede, 61, Paddles Around Lake Erie

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep with congratulations to Stephen Brede. He climbed into a canoe on the Michigan shore of Lake Erie in June. Two months later he returned to the same spot from the opposite direction, having paddled around the entire lake. He says he camped onshore and sometimes residents took him in. The Petoskey News-Review says he now reports having paddled around three of the Great Lakes. And at age 61, he has two to go. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright National Public Radio.

The Two-Way
7:43 am
Mon September 3, 2012

Trucks Full Of Cash: U.S. Firms Make Plans For Greece Euro Exit

A woman walks past a closed branch of the ATE bank in Athens, on July 30 as employees of the bank went on strike.
Angelos Tzortzinis AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon September 3, 2012 8:41 am

European leaders have vowed to do all they can to keep the eurozone intact, but U.S. companies are making contingency plans in case Greece is forced to leave the currency union.

The New York Times said major U.S. banks and corporations are "preparing for what was once unthinkable" — Greece's exit from the eurozone:

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Peak of the Week
7:42 am
Mon September 3, 2012

Thursday, September 6th beginning at 8pm: MALCOLM HOLCOMBE - Down the River

Asheville/Weaverville's own Malcolm Holcombe is one of WNCW's favorite regional -- make that national -- songwriters.  Darrell Scott spearheaded the musicianship on this release, and Steve Earle and Emmylou Harris take part as well.  Tune in Thursday night as we feature this new one throughout the evening's mix. 

New Tunes at Two
7:40 am
Mon September 3, 2012

Tuesday, September 4th: JOHN HIATT - Mystic Pinball

Monday, September 3rd: TIM O'BRIEN & DARRELL SCOTT - We're Usually A Lot Better Than This


Tuesday, September 4th: JOHN HIATT - Mystic Pinball


Wednesday, September 5th: CALEXICO - Algiers


Thursday, September 6th: PARKER AINSWORTH - Leave On the Lights

New Tunes at Two
7:37 am
Mon September 3, 2012

Monday, September 3rd: TIM O'BRIEN & DARRELL SCOTT - We're Usually A Lot Better Than This

Monday, September 3rd: TIM O'BRIEN & DARRELL SCOTT - We're Usually A Lot Better Than This


Tuesday, September 4th: JOHN HIATT - Mystic Pinball


Wednesday, September 5th: CALEXICO - Algiers


Thursday, September 6th: PARKER AINSWORTH - Leave On the Lights


Spindale Cycle
7:34 am
Mon September 3, 2012

Monday, September 3rd at 8pm: TAJ MAHAL - Hidden Treasures: Live at Royal Albert Hall

This full-length live concert from April 18, 1970 at the Royal Albert Hall in London has just been released as part of a 2-disc set (the first of which is the debut of studio recordings from 1969-1973).  The live show you'll hear includes originals as well as covers by Robbie Robertson/Garth Hudson, Sonny Boy Williamson, Sleepy John Estes, and a 10-minute "Oh Susannah".  Catch this great new release of early Taj!

Around the Nation
7:34 am
Mon September 3, 2012

Nicholas Cage Outed For Video Late Fees

Being in the video rental business is tough these days, and Old Bank DVD in Los Angeles goes after every last dollar. Actor Nicholas Cage owed more than $200 in late fees. The store outed him on Facebook, and he settled the debt.

Books News & Features
4:41 am
Mon September 3, 2012

Super Man, Wonder Woman: The New Power Couple

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Originally published on Mon September 3, 2012 6:15 am

Dating can be difficult at the best of times, but if you're the Man of Steel it's near impossible — until now. The latest edition of Justice League gives Superman a romantic break by pairing him up with Wonder Woman. According to Justice League writer Geoff Johns, the relationship will definitely cause tension around the office.

Around the Nation
4:04 am
Mon September 3, 2012

Charlotte Braces For Democratic National Convention

A view of the skyline of Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday. Preparations for the Democratic National Convention are under way around Charlotte, where the party is expected to nominate President Obama to run for a second term.
Mladen Antonov AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon September 3, 2012 4:56 pm

Delegates, journalists and protesters are beginning to fill the streets of Charlotte, N.C. The city has a lot riding on the Democratic National Convention, which gets under way Tuesday.

Hundreds of protesters paraded around the downtown area of Charlotte — which residents call Uptown — gathering in front of Bank of America headquarters.

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Election 2012
4:04 am
Mon September 3, 2012

In Convention Run-Up, Obama Targets Three States

President Obama waves as he walks on stage during a campaign stop on the campus of the University of Colorado in Boulder on Sunday.
David Zalubowski AP

Originally published on Mon September 3, 2012 5:01 pm

President Obama holds a Labor Day campaign rally in Toledo, Ohio, on Monday, and then flies to Louisiana to inspect the damage from Hurricane Isaac. The Toledo rally is part of a long weekend of campaigning, leading up to the Democratic National Convention, which starts Tuesday in Charlotte, N.C.

The president held a rally with thousands of students at the University of Colorado over the weekend. Just five days earlier, he'd been at Colorado State. Obama is hoping to harness the cross-state rivalry between the schools in the service of his re-election campaign.

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