Earlier this month on Morning Edition, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner made the case for President Obama's latest jobs plan, saying it "would have a substantial, powerful effect on strengthening the economy." Click here to read and hear his conversation with host Steve Inskeep.
This C130 is just one of a growing list of military aircraft that have successfully flown on a 50 percent blend of bio jet fuel. Half of the fuel powering this plane at Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene Texas is made from a weed-like plant called Camelina.
The Pentagon's hunt for an alternative to petroleum has turned a lowly weed and animal fat into something indistinguishable from jet fuel and now the military is trying to kick-start a new bio-fuel industry.
"To flip the line from 'Field of Dreams', if the Navy comes, they will build it," Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said in a recent speech.
In Forest Falls, Calif., 12-year-old Kara Jackson walked into her family's kitchen and found a bear had wandered inside. Home alone, and lacking a weapon, Jackson clapped as loudly as she could, and scared off the bear.
I first came across Sultana's Dream while doing research for a novel set in Bangladesh. I had traveled to Dhaka, the capital city, and stumbled on the Liberation War museum, where my visit coincided with an exhibition on the story.
I became fascinated by the life of its author, Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain, when I learned that, like me, she had been raised by a progressive Muslim family and actively encouraged to seek an education.
Google Inc. Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt told a Senate panel Wednesday that the company faces tough competition and isn't using its dominance in Internet search to stifle competitors.
Schmidt is testifying at a hearing examining whether Google is abusing its power to thwart competition by placing links to its own content and services at the top of search results to the disadvantage of its rivals' links.
COMMERCE - The university flag at A&M-Commerce is at half staff Thursday in memory of Carroll Austin, wife of 8thuniversity President Charles J. Austin.
University officials learned this week that Mrs. Austin passed away August 19 in Muncie, Indiana.
Carroll was a Reach to Recovery volunteer for twelve years and served on two American Cancer Society Boards in Statesboro, Georgia and in Hunt County. She started the Louise Drake Garden Club in Commerce.
Her husband served as president of East Texas State University from 1982 to 1986.