Martin Kaste of Minnesota Pubic Radio reports on
the Reform Party's annual convention, which was held over the
weekend in Dearborn, Michigan. Delegates elected Jack Gargan
as the party's new chairman. Gargan said that founder Ross
Perot should not be the party's presidential candidate next
year, and, he said, Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura deserves
a more prominent role in shaping the party.
BBCs Jonathan Head reports that United Nations
mission met with leaders of the pro-independence forces --
known as Falintil in East Timor. Falintil fighters are relying
on UN Mission to help organize a free and fair vote for the
East Timorese people. East Timor is preparing to hold ballot
on independence in late August.
NPR's Adam Hochberg reports that the Southern
Christian Leadership Conference, the Urban League, and the
NAACP have called a boycott against South Carolina because the
state flies the Confederate battle flag over its capitol. The
SCLC canceled its national convention that had been scheduled
for Charleston over the weekend.
David D'Arcy reports on movie-maker Stanley
Kubrick, who died in March after completing, Eyes Wide
Shut, which currently is showing in theaters across the
country. Kubrick is considered one of Hollywood's greatest
directors, even though he left Hollywood for London 35 years
ago. His works include Dr. Stangelove, A Clockwork
Orange, and 2001: A Space Odyssey.
NPR's John McChesney reports that America Online
Inc. is battling to maintain its grip on one of its most
popular features, instant messaging. The battle began after
rivals Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo! Inc. introduced competing
software and promised that users would be able to send instant
messages to 40 million AOL customers as well as to members of
their own instant messaging communities.
Jennifer Glasse reports that the United Nations
War Crimes Tribunal is opening an investigation into the
killings in Kosovo. Last Friday 14 Serb farmers were shot at
close range as they harvested grain in a village South of
Host Bob Edwards talks with commentator Diana
Nyad about the Tour de France competition. Yesterday Lance
Armstrong became the second American to win cycling's most
prestigious and rugged race. Just 2 years ago Armstrong
completed treatment for a severe form of cancer.
NPR's Julie McCarthy reports from Morocco on the
funeral of King Hassan II. King Hassan II of Morocco was laid
to rest in a funeral attended by kings, princes and presidents
from some 30 countries, reflecting his reputation as
peacemaker and spiritual leader.
NPR's David Molpus reports on working couples
who try to divide childcare and household chores as fairly as
possible. Studies indicate that the trend is growing but
remains the exception rather than the rule. One way that
two-income couples strive to split the duties more equitably
is to have differing work schedules, so that one partner can
stay home with the child or children, while the other is
Radio Expeditions Host Alex Chadwick has the
latest report in the weekly series, "The Geographic Century."
Today he talks about the discovery of Aphrodeseus, the ancient
Roman city located in modern day Turkey. The late Turkish
archeologist Kenan Erim began digging in the late 1960's and
eventually found more than two thousand objects from the
Anatolian civiliation that dates back to before the time of
Christ. Many of those objects are made from the beautiful
marble for which the region of Asia Minor is known.