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The Thursday Edition

Just a few of the highlights from the latest show. For a more detailed rundown, click on "Read More" at the bottom of this entry. Or consult the box marked "Latest Audio" at the right-hand side of the webpage.

PART ONE

VANCOUVER GANG SHOOTING. Gunned down. Longtime gangster Sandip Duhre is shot and killed in a downtown Vancouver cafe.

TALIBAN TALKS IN JEOPARDY. Fragile peace talks. Michael Semple, former envoy to Afghanistan, says negotiations with the Taliban may be in jeopardy because Washington isn't acting fast enough.

PART TWO

NORTHERN GATEWAY ALLIANCE. Morale support. Amidst the public protest against Enbridge's proposed Northern Gateway pipeline, there's also a group of staunch proponents -- funded, in part, by Enbridge.

FTR: LIBERIA INAUGURATION. Important second. Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf uses her second inauguration to celebrate what she calls the cementing of democracy in her country.

PART THREE

NORTHERN IRELAND HOUSING ESTATE. Moved to tears. First time buyers on a Northern Ireland estate end up in a housing nightmare.

POE TOASTER. Poe Problems. Baltimore Poe House Museum Curator Jeff Jerome found the Poe Toaster was a "no show" for the third year in a row. Now, he's pretty sure the tradition is over.

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