Pumpkin spice flavoring can be so evocative that it throws people off the scent of a very important fact: It doesn’t actually contain any pumpkin.
Matt Miller has been the voice of KTOO’s morning news since 1998. Thursday, Sept. 30 was his last day hosting Morning Edition at the station. Reporter Bridget Dowd will be filling in as host for at least the month of October.
Many buyers of HUD homes don’t learn that their houses are in an official flood zone until after they’ve made an offer. That is too late in the process for many families.
In this morning update: There really is a doll museum in Juneau; a convicted arsonist will spend another three years in jail; and Kroger tightens gun restrictions at its Fred Meyer stores.
The president said Democrats have “ceded too much territory” to Republicans in local races. Obama sees his role after leaving office as helping a new generation “rise up.”
Master Gardener Ed Buyarski has his annual primer on collecting seeds from local flowers and vegetables.
AT&T’s plan to buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion is the latest tectonic shift in the media industry, with many viewing the deal as a response to the pending merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable.
Confusion continues to reign in eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russia gunmen remain in control of many government offices even as the Ukrainian military sends in troops, tanks and armed aircraft in an attempt to dislodge them.
According to the Times, when Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday briefs Congress about the military’s spending plans, the budget will include “plans to shrink the United States Army to its smallest force since before the World War II buildup and eliminate an entire class of Air Force attack jets.”
With the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons expected to on Tuesday unveil its final plan for how to rid Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime of its chemical weapons, NPR’s Tom Bowman has looked at how the deadly ingredients will be removed even as Syria’s civil war continues to rage.