Robert Siegel en AMR, US Airways To Announce Merger Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>It appears the American Airlines and US Airways are going to merge. There are multiple reports that late today the boards of the two companies approved the merger, which will create the country's largest carrier. The deal, if it survives regulators' antitrust review, will allow American to emerge from bankruptcy.<p>NPR's Wade Goodwyn joins us from Dallas with more on the merger. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 02:44:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 33333 at Newtown Holds Prayer Vigil For Shooting Victims Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>Many residents of Newtown are gathered this evening at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church for a prayer vigil. NPR's Quil Lawrence is outside the church and he joins us now. And, Quil, what's going on inside the church this evening?<p>QUIL LAWRENCE, BYLINE: The church is packed with parishioners. I slipped in there over an hour ago as people started to fill up the pews. Sat, 15 Dec 2012 01:49:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 30598 at Conn. Shooting Brings Attention To School Security Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>The nation remains riveted by the news that a gunman has shot and killed 26 people - children and adults - in an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. The shooter has also been pronounced dead along with an adult at the gunman's home in Newtown. It is every parent's nightmare. You send your children to school and you trust there are security and evacuation plans in place to protect them. Joining us is NPR's education reporter Claudio Sanchez to discuss school security both at Sandy Hook Elementary, where the shooting occurred, and more broadly. Sat, 15 Dec 2012 00:27:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 30594 at Igudesman And Joo: 'I Will Survive' Violinist Aleksey Igudesman and pianist Hyung-ki Joo believe that classical music should be fun. That's why they subvert it whenever they appear on stage.<p>Igudesman and Joo are professional musicians who kick the stuffing out of music. They use every means at their disposal to find a laugh: combining elements of serious music with pop songs, playing instruments with unorthodox devices and generally cutting up on stage. Mon, 13 Feb 2012 21:44:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 14289 at Igudesman And Joo: 'I Will Survive'