Streams

Brian Naylor

Brian Naylor appears in the following:

Obama Calls On Business To Bridge Divide Between U.S. And Africa

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

President Obama capped the U.S.-Africa Business Forum in downtown Washington, D.C., with a speech to the collected leaders and business people at the conference.

Comment

Jim Brady, Press Secretary Turned Gun Control Activist, Dies At 73

Monday, August 04, 2014

Jim Brady, the White House press secretary who was shot in the head by a gunman trying to assassinate President Reagan, has died at age 73. NPR's Brian Naylor reports on a man whose later life was dedicated to changing gun laws.

Comment

As Wildfires Burn Through Funds, Washington Seeks New Way To Pay

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Wildfires are ravaging the West Coast, burning homes and prompting evacuations. Responding to wildfires has proven costly and now the Obama administration is reevaluating how it pays to fight them.

Comment

As Wildfires Burn Through Funds, Washington Seeks New Way To Pay

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Though officials say that this wildfire season has been tamer than average, responding to these fires has been costly. Now, the Obama administration is re-evaluating how it pays for fighting them.

Comment

Senate's Highway Trust Fund Bill Sets Up Conflict With The House

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A short-term fix for the nearly empty Highway Trust Fund is a step closer to President Obama's desk. Congress has been talking about the long-term problems with the construction account, but the two chambers have not agreed on a long-term solution.

Comment

New Rules Proposed For Oil-Carrying Trains In Wake Of Fiery Crashes

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Obama administration is proposing new safety rules for railroad oil tank cars, after a series of fiery derailments. The rules would phase out thousands of older cars in two years.

Comment

As Rockets Encroach, Israel's Main Airport Sees Canceled U.S. Flights

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

U.S. airlines have canceled flights to Israel after reports of Hamas rockets landing near Ben Gurion International Airport outside Tel Aviv.

Comment

Sen. Alexander Outpaces Tea Party, But Remains In Its Cross Hairs

Monday, July 21, 2014

Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander, like other GOP incumbents, is facing competition from his right as he runs for a third term. But his Tea Party challenger, Joe Carr, is having trouble gaining traction.

Comment

Proposal To Allow State Tolls On Interstates Hits Roadblocks

Thursday, July 17, 2014

President Obama has proposed allowing states to collect tolls on interstate highways as a way of raising funds to pay for reconstructing those roads. Most of the interstate system is toll free.

Comment

House Approves $11 Billion To Keep Highway Fund Solvent

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The House has passed a bill that adds 10 months worth of money into the Highway Trust Fund. The account runs dry next month unless Congress acts. Hundreds of projects could be jeopardized.

Comments [1]

Governors Talk Infrastructure At Annual Meeting

Saturday, July 12, 2014

The National Governors Association held its annual summer meeting in Nashville, Tenn. this week, and the collapsing highway trust fund was the centerpiece issue.

Comment

For Interior Secretary, Getting Outdoors Is In The Job Description

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

As CEO of an outdoor equipment retailer, Sally Jewell was used to taking risks. Now, as the secretary of the interior, she has found there's little appetite for it in government.

Comment

Best Known For Watergate Committee, Longtime Sen. Howard Baker Dies

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Former Senate Majority Leader and White House Chief of Staff Howard Baker has died at the age of 88.

Comment

Conservative Critics Lobby For An Early End To Export-Import Bank

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The U.S. Export-Import Bank now finds itself embroiled in controversy. New House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced his support for letting the bank's charter expire, and only days ago, news surfaced that four officials at the export credit agency are facing allegations of misconduct.

Comment

In Oklahoma Senate Race, A Choice Between Two Deep Shades Of Red

Monday, June 23, 2014

In a solidly conservative state, GOP Sen. Tom Coburn's retirement has set off a heated GOP primary between two rising Republican stars. Immigration is a key issue.

Comment

Parents Get Some Help In Teaching Their Teens To Drive

Monday, June 23, 2014

A web-based program that puts Mom and Dad back in the learner's seat appears to improve their teenagers' driving performance, while getting them more time on the road.

Comment

On The Hill, Debate Reawakens Over Tired Truckers

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The accident that seriously injured comic Tracy Morgan and killed another comedian has focused attention on truck driving safety. New regulations limited the amount of overnights truckers could work, but the trucking industry and its congressional allies are trying to roll back the limits.

Comment

Va. Students Abuzz As Star Professors Become Political Rivals

Thursday, June 12, 2014

With Dave Brat's defeat of Rep. Eric Cantor, a tiny Virginia college fell into the political spotlight. Both Brat and his new opponent, Democrat Jack Trammell, teach at Randolph-Macon.

Comment

How Coal Industry Jobs Coexist With Rising Sea Levels In Virginia

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Virginia is dependent on coal mining and export, but it also faces routine flooding from rising sea levels. That irony is a very real, day-to-day problem for residents.

Comment

From Yellowstone To Grand Canyon, WPA Posters Celebrate National Parks

Monday, May 26, 2014

If you've ever been to a national park gift shop, you may have seen reproductions of these prints for sale. Of more than 1,000 originals, only 40 are known to survive.

Comment