Morning Edition for September 5, 2012
Sep 5, 2012 — Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper is considered a rising stary in the Democratic Party. He will address the Democratic National Convention in prime time Wednesday night. So far, the former Denver mayor and brew pub owner has rebuffed speculation that he has national political aspirations.
Sep 5, 2012 — Africa is in the middle of what Jeffrey Gettleman of The New York Times calls an epic elephant slaughter. He says poachers are killing more elephants now than at any time in the last two decades. He talks to Steve Inskeep about what's behind the resurgence in poaching and where the ivory is going.
Sep 5, 2012 — One of Billie Holiday's most iconic songs is "Strange Fruit," a haunting protest against the inhumanity of racism. Many people know that the man who wrote the song was inspired by a photograph of a lynching. But they might not realize that he's also tied to an iconic event in America's history.
Sep 5, 2012 — Subscription-based business models are nothing new. But right now, e-commerce subscriptions are exploding. And in some cases, companies that make a unique pitch about their product line can win customers away from large retailers like Amazon.
Sep 5, 2012 — The Syrian helicopter gunships and fighter planes that regularly strike villages nearby don't fly over Kfar Ghan. Turkey warned that any Syrian military aircraft near the border would be a target. The difference from the rest of Syria is evident: The shops are open, and there are kids on the street and a crowd of shoppers.
Sep 5, 2012 — By some measures, General Motors is doing fine post-bailout and post-bankruptcy. The company is profitable and makes better cars than it did a generation ago. But its stock price is down sharply, and it still doesn't have a blockbuster car like its competitors Toyota, Honda and Ford.
Sep 5, 2012 — If your football team is a member of the SEC, you don't just root for your own team — you root for the whole division. Commentator Frank Deford takes a look at Southern pride.