Travel with Rick Steves

Travel with world with Rick Steves, on Northwest Public Radio!

"Travel with Rick Steves" is a fun, hour-long, practical talk show with guest experts and questions from travelers. This weekly program is a lively conversation between travelers and the experts as we learn to explore our world smartly, smoothly, and thoughtfully.

We talk about our favorite travels in Europe, as well as travel anywhere in the U.S. and the rest of the world. Along with exciting destinations, we discuss general topics, as far flung as keeping healthy on the road, bicycling, sabbaticals, pilgrimages, sailing, fear of flying, and more.

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The Two-Way
10:11 am
Mon January 9, 2012

Nigerians Stage Nationwide Strike After President Scraps Fuel Subsidies

A man carries a placard beside a bonfire during Monday's demonstration against soaring petrol prices following government's decision to abolish decades-old fuel subsidies.
Pius Utomi Ekpei AFP/Getty Images

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan is facing a tumultuous backlash over his decision to scrap fuel subsidies. Reporting from Accra in Ghana, NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton reports that major protests and a massive strike are putting pressure on him to reverse course. Nigeria is Africa's largest oil producer.

Ofeibea filed this report for our Newscast unit:

"Nigeria's capital, Abuja, and the commercial capital, Lagos, have come to a virtual standstill with similar reports of thousands joining the demonstrations in other parts of the country.

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This American Life on NPR & Classical Music

Built around the innovative personal vision of host Ira Glass, "This American Life," quite literally, pioneered a new kind of radio storytelling. The weekly program explores a theme — fiascos, conventions, the job that takes over your life — through a playful mix of radio monologues, mini-documentaries, "found tape," short fiction and unusual music.

This American Life on NPR News

Built around the innovative personal vision of host Ira Glass, "This American Life," quite literally, pioneered a new kind of radio storytelling. The weekly program explores a theme — fiascos, conventions, the job that takes over your life — through a playful mix of radio monologues, mini-documentaries, "found tape," short fiction and unusual music.

Animals
10:00 am
Mon January 9, 2012

FAA Rules May Interrupt Endangered Crane Migration

Operation Migration uses ultralight planes to guide whooping cranes in migration from Wisconsin to their winter home in Florida. But a Federal Aviation Administration investigation has grounded a flock of whooping cranes and an ultralight guiding plane.

Election 2012
10:00 am
Mon January 9, 2012

Demystifying The Role Of Political Independents

Approximately 40 percent of U.S. voters identify as independents, giving them considerable clout with political candidates. Chicago Tribune columnist Clarence Page and George W. Bush campaign strategist Daron Shaw discuss who makes up the independent electorate, and if its influence is sometimes overstated.

Opinion
10:00 am
Mon January 9, 2012

Op-Ed: For Candidates, Private-Public Line Blurry

Politicians often reveal personal stories on the campaign trail. But those revelations often draw criticism from opponents. New York Times columnist Ross Douthat says politicians can and should contest the critiques, but that many have lost the right to complain about them.

National Security
10:00 am
Mon January 9, 2012

Defense Cuts To Reshape U.S. Military Strategy

The Obama administration has laid out billions in cuts to the U.S. military over the next decade. Some say the cuts will weaken the armed forces, while others argue it's time to reconsider the type of military presence the U.S. should maintain. NPR's Tom Bowman describes the proposed cuts and their potential implications for future military operations.

Snap Judgment on NPR News

Snap Judgment explores decisions that define lives. Host Glynn Washington takes listeners on a narrative journey - leaping from one "driveway moment" to the other. Addictive storytelling that walks a mile in someone else's shoes. Vist the Snap Judgment website

Snap Judgment - Sunday

Glynn Washington, winner of the Public Radio Talent Quest, proudly presents Snap Judgment.

Snap Judgment explores the decisions people make that change EVERYTHING. Storytelling . . . with a beat.

Snap Judgment explores decisions that define lives. Host Glynn Washington takes listeners on a narrative journey - leaping from one "driveway moment" to the other.

Addictive storytelling that walks a mile in someone else's shoes - Snap Judgment.

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