Brian Naylor http://aspenpublicradio.org en As Rockets Encroach, Israel's Main Airport Sees Canceled U.S. Flights http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/rockets-encroach-israels-main-airport-sees-canceled-us-flights U.S. airlines have canceled flights to Israel after reports of Hamas rockets landing near Ben Gurion International Airport outside Tel Aviv. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:14:00 +0000 Brian Naylor 21934 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Governors Talk Infrastructure At Annual Meeting http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/governors-talk-infrastructure-annual-meeting The National Governors Association held its annual summer meeting in Nashville, Tenn. this week, and the collapsing highway trust fund was the centerpiece issue. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 11:36:00 +0000 Brian Naylor 21448 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Conservative Critics Lobby For An Early End To Export-Import Bank http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/conservative-critics-lobby-early-end-export-import-bank Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Melissa Block.<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>And I'm Audie Cornish. The Export-Import Bank isn't something we hear about very often. But it's been around a long time, 80 years. It even has a nickname, the Ex-Im Bank. It was set up to help U.S. businesses sell their products overseas. Congress has to reauthorize the bank this fall. But some conservative Republicans say it's time to shut it down. And they were given a boost when the new House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy joined their cause. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 20:16:38 +0000 Brian Naylor 20600 at http://aspenpublicradio.org In Oklahoma Senate Race, A Choice Between Two Deep Shades Of Red http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/oklahoma-senate-race-choice-between-two-deep-shades-red In Oklahoma, Republicans will vote Tuesday on a nominee to finish the term of current GOP Sen. Tom Coburn, who is retiring at year-end with two years left to spare. For the two front-runners, Rep. James Lankford and former state House Speaker T.W. Shannon, immigration has suddenly become an issue in the race.<p>The winner of the GOP primary will all but certainly become Oklahoma's next U.S. senator — the state is among the reddest of red states, as red as the meat served at the Cattlemens' Steakhouse. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 20:24:00 +0000 Brian Naylor 20454 at http://aspenpublicradio.org In Oklahoma Senate Race, A Choice Between Two Deep Shades Of Red On The Hill, Debate Reawakens Over Tired Truckers http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/hill-debate-reawakens-over-tired-truckers Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>Last weekend, a tractor-trailer hit a limo carrying comedian Tracy Morgan. He's still hospitalized, and comedian James McNair was killed. The truck driver had allegedly not slept for more than 24 hours. And despite the attention, the trucking industry is working to roll back a regulation, passed last year, regulating rest periods. NPR's Brian Naylor reports.<p>BRIAN NAYLOR, BYLINE: In 2012, the last year for which there are records, almost 4,000 people died in accidents involving large trucks. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 20:02:00 +0000 Brian Naylor 19926 at http://aspenpublicradio.org