Rachel Lippmann http://nhpr.org en Drought Limits Corn Cob Pipe Comeback http://nhpr.org/post/drought-limits-manufacturers-corn-cob-pipe-production Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Amazing but true, Popeye and Frosty the Snowman have something in common with General Douglas MacArthur and Mark Twain. They're all known for smoking a corn cob pipe. Corn cob pipes have made a comeback in recent years, welcomed news for the last company in the U.S. mass producing them. It's located in Washington, Missouri, about an hour west of St. Louis.<p>Still, as St. Tue, 26 Mar 2013 09:39:00 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 24359 at http://nhpr.org Runner Has Eyes On Two Prizes: Olympics, Ph.D. http://nhpr.org/post/runner-has-eyes-two-prizes-olympics-phd Among the dozens of athletes hoping to leap, throw or run their way to London as part of the U.S. track and field team is 24-year-old runner Shannon Leinert.<p>Leinert, who will compete in the 800-meter dash, has dreamed of the Olympics since she was 10 and winning races in St. Louis, her hometown. If that weren't enough, she's also working on a doctoral degree in special education.<p>Leinert now trains at the University of Missouri-Columbia track that revived her college career and allowed her to think seriously about the Olympics. Wed, 20 Jun 2012 07:08:00 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 7209 at http://nhpr.org Runner Has Eyes On Two Prizes: Olympics, Ph.D.